It has been said that we all have a double; a person who shares sufficiently similar facial features with yourself that causes people to do a double-take. I stumbled onto a web site this weekend that actually aids in finding your celebrity double: MyHeritage.com. Using their Face Recognition feature (free registration is required to use this feature), simply upload a photo of yourself and you will be presented with a selection of people that the site matches your face with. You can then create a montage of your look-alikes to share with others. My results:
Ok, so it’s a bit odd that Scarlett Johansson is there, but Donald Rumsfeld? I think my glasses skewed the technology a bit. I have Scandinavian (Norwegian) roots so It is very interesting that it picked Kristen Nygaard, a Norwegian computer scientist who co-invented object-oriented programming.