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An eye opener on PhotoFit Answered

A recent "test" among subscribers to Weird Experiments were asked to identify 4 "photo fit" sketches of famous people.  NO ONE got them correct. 

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Kiteman
Kiteman

9 years ago

That first one is thingy, the actor. Not the one that played god in that film, the one that was in one of the Die Hard films, the one with the gold.

Not a clue who #2 and #4 are, but #3 looks like hoozit, the bomber, the one with the thumb (without the thumb?). In Speed. Wasn't he in Apocalypse Now as well?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 9 years ago

Oh, I just checked the right answers...

Oops.

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 9 years ago

And that's the point. Those four pictures don't look anything like the four actual people used as models.

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 9 years ago

That is because they are thumbnail sketches. The process is outlined below:
Ma'm, what was the shape of his head?
kinda egglike

Ma'm, anything unusual about the face?
had ears, nose, and a mouth

Ma'm, anything else?
he wore glasses...and beady eyes

Ma'm, you sure?
Sticking up was...some hair, and..and that bow tie.

Eeeeeek, that's the perp him!

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craftyv
craftyv

Reply 9 years ago

I know him. I'm sure Iv'e seen him somewhere. He looks kind of familiar.
Well maybe not.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 9 years ago

:-) but I don't remember the bow tie....I thought it was a normal tie?

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

9 years ago

I wonder how recognizable they are if you know the subject personally.

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 9 years ago

After reading the article, that evofit concept is pretty intriguing.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 9 years ago

Why would you know a perp personally, that you were trying to adentify ?

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 9 years ago

When the police release one of these "composite drawings" to the media, they are hoping that someone who knows the suspect will see the picture, recognize that it's a picture of their friend no good brother-in-law, and turn him in. The research paper cited in the blog you posted makes it pretty clear that the police are hoping in vain :-/

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 9 years ago

Yes, it seems so. :-(