This App Swaps Every Face on Your Instagram Feed with Nicolas Cage

Henry Baker

Reddit has been obsessed with actor Nicolas Cage for a while now. Really obsessed. Unhealthily so. And so perhaps it's understandable that user Toucantwist created the app, Feeling Cagey?

The app is simple, but also intricately designed. It's a web app that basically takes your Instagram photos, and replaces faces seen within with Nicolas Cage's face.
That's it. Of course, if you are tired of someone's constant selfies, you might see the advantage to having a chuckle when you see a cliche duckface photo plastered over with Cage's self-serious mug. According to the Daily Dot, the Reddit user, real name Josh, said, "I put the thing together in a weekend after having a discussion in the pub about face detection and then thinking what a great idea it would be to apply the world's best movie star to Instagram selfies through it." We can argue with that logic. Luckily, Josh works for a graphics company that uses face recognition, so he was able to put it together very quickly. So far, the Reddit link to the app sent around 30,000 people to it, so it's at least a mild success. And Josh doesn't take it too seriously. He says, "It's nice to do something stupid every once in a while." It may be stupid, but it's also hilarious.    
 

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