Do you think this looks like the Queen frontman? (Picture: Kennedy News and Media)
Is this just real life, is this just cutlery?
Now the universe has gifted us with a spoon to eat this all with – one that featuresFreddie Mercury.
Nancy DeTrana was stunned to see the little silhouetto of a man of the Queen singer in his iconic yellow leather jacket pose from the 1986 Wembley tour.
Her 13-year-old daughter Elizabeth was left feeling like a champion when she first clocked Mercury looking back at her after taking the magnifico silverware out of the dishwasher.
The professor, who lives in Lenoir City, Tennessee, shared a photograph of the steamy singer on Facebook.
To some of her friends, however, it was more Elvis Presley (or to us at Metro.co.uk, George Michael) than Freddie.
This is certainly one way for Queen to live forever (Picture: Kennedy News and Media)
Freddie Mercury at Live Aid on July 13, 1985, or a close-up of the spoon? (Picture: Getty Images/Michael Ochs)
‘I’m a huge Queen and Freddie Mercury fan. I love his flamboyance and he had an amazing singing voice and stage presence too,’ Nancy said.
‘My daughter found it. She came running out and said it looked like a singer on the spoon handle.
‘You can see a clearly defined head, a body, two legs and an arm raised up in a fist.
‘I saw Freddie Mercury straight away doing his iconic pose, it spoke of complete Freddie.’
But rather than place the spoon in a glass cabinet or make a shrine out of it, Nancy popped the spoon back in the dishwasher.
Nancy, whose favourite Queen song is Save Me, said she had little choice but to click a photo of the spoon – and her fellow Queen fans on Facebook loved it.
‘Don’t clean that spoon ever again! Freddie lives,’ one user said.
Another added: ‘Sell that on eBay.’
The world is a weird and confusing place, so it’s no wonder that our brains do what they can to make sense of it all.
Illusory faces are one such way in a process that scientists call ‘face pareidolia’ or, for religious images, the ‘Nun Bun phenomenon’.
As we’re pretty social animals, we see humans pretty much every day. In other words, we’ve gotten so used to seeing people that our sensitive brains are just really, really eager to see them everywhere.
‘So many people see Jesus in a piece of toast, I had to take that because he’s my favourite singer,’ Nancy added.
‘If that brings a little bit of joy to somebody’s day then it’s done its job. I’ll be keeping an eye out for more famous faces in my dishes from now on.’
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He wants to make tea.