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Meet Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Insect Doppelganger

Praying mantis species named after SC justice

(Newser) - Ruth Bader Ginsburg: booze-swilling Supreme Court justice, part-time actress , and … new namesake of a praying mantis. Scientists from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History were examining 30 praying mantis specimens when they discovered that species—typically classified using a male specimen—could be differentiated simply by looking at female... More »

TV Host Puts Up Mugshot That Looks Eerily Familiar

'That awkward moment...'

(Newser) - "I'd say your presenter has some explaining to do," one man tweeted Monday. On that day's episode of Crimewatch—a news program that's run for years on the BBC—host Jason Mohammad put up a mugshot of Viktor Lakatos, who was recently sentenced to 18... More »

Twitter Account Will Find Your Doggy Doppelganger

The resemblance is uncanny. Seriously.

(Newser) - Some dog owners look like their pets. Others might go a lifetime without finding their doggy doppelganger—until now. Thanks to @YouAreDogNow , Twitter users from around the world are being matched with their canine twin, per the San Francisco Chronicle . Users tweet the account a photo and wait for an... More »

Woman Finds Her 'Twin'—Again

Niamh Geaney plans to search for 5 more doppelgangers

(Newser) - Niamh Geaney was understandably "freaked out" when she found a woman that looked just like her living only an hour away in Ireland. But Geaney, who set out to find her doppelganger through project Twin Strangers , was even more astounded when she found a second doppelganger, this one living... More »

How One Woman Tracked Down Her Doppelganger

Social media is helping us find them, via trio's 'Twin Strangers' project

(Newser) - There are surprisingly few factors that define our facial appearance: In a group of 600 people, "we only needed 44 separate variables to express all the variation that could exist in the face," one scientist tells the Washington Post . That helps explain the impressive results of three young... More »

Woman Spends $34K to Look Like Kim Kardashian

Still on Claire Leeson's to-do list: butt implants

(Newser) - Claire Leeson really wanted to look like Kim Kardashian—so much that she spent more than $34,000 to do so, the Daily Mail reports. The UK woman says friends told her she already resembled Kim, and, she tells ITV , she became obsessed with the reality star in 2009. She'... More »

13 Celebrity Doppelgangers

Is that Zooey Deschanel or Katy Perry? It's hard to tell

(Newser) - Facebook's " celebrity doppelganger week " has turned countless profile photos into pictures of celebrities—but what if the celebrities themselves want to get in on the fun? PopEater offers up some suggestions for famous lookalikes:
  • Zooey Deschanel: The actress should consider posting a picture of singer Katy Perry.
  • Christina
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Facebook 'Doppelganger' Craze Sort of Illegal

Users changing profile pics to lookalike celebs violates TOS

(Newser) - The newest craze on Facebook is “Doppelganger Week,” wherein users change their profile pictures to those of celebrities—heck, even Muppets—that they resemble. Problem is, CNET notes, that violates the social networking site’s terms of service. “You will not post content or take any action... More »

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