I would have been really amazed it the Google Doodle man – GDM
didn’t have thumbs. But he doesn’t have shoulders. (Google Masthead May 8, 2013)
Mike M writes:
Hi Dan, I watched the 1st clip titled Dr. Whanger. On the HSG website. In the video, John Jackson was demonstrating the folding of the shroud as it relates to the burn marks and the Chambéry fire. He explained how the fire only affected 1 side of the reliquary and how the other 3 sides were protected by the church’s stone wall. He mentioned that if the box was placed the opposite way (inside side directed to the outside) or if the shroud was placed in the opposite way (or any other direction) inside the reliquary the damaged area would lie in the middle of the shroud destroying the main features of the shroud including the face and sparing only the outside of the body. I thought about this a lot and with some image cropping and flipping in Xer iPad App. I was able to demonstrate this situation in the attached image (mind you, I couldn’t add the shoulders image because it doesn’t exist) was that a miracle or just a coincidence. Are we mere lucky to be able to see the face of the man of the shroud (and the main body features) or was it just an accident that the box &/or cloth was placed in this precise direction and not any other way? I also remember reading that the backside of the linen cloth had a different texture than the front side (because of the 3-1 herringbone weave) and that the front side was the better one for image resolution. Just like when you go to buy printing sheets for a photocopier, high standard papers will tell you which side to print on because one side will give more fidelity than the other. Was that also a coincidence that the image was printed on the smoother side of linen? Was it also a coincidence that google had the attached doodle on the exact day I received my shroud Backlit DuraTrans Transparency from Barrie or was it a sign, or may be someone hacked google?