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  • They studied Bicyclus anynana, known as the squinting bush brown butterfly because of the eye-like patterns on their wings.

    Colder Weather Causes Female Butterflies To Become Aggressive Mates

  • They studied Bicyclus anynana, known as the squinting bush brown butterfly because of the eye-like patterns on their wings.

    Colder Weather Causes Female Butterflies To Become Aggressive Mates

  • The black eye-like sore on her arm a testament to the pastime of an ex-boyfriend who hated her Jewish ethnicity.

    Anthrax

  • Traditionally they are blue, which is a color said to reflect the blueness of the evil eye; people with green eyes are suspiciously evil eye-like, and there is even some speculation that the blueness traditional to the eye-beads comes from foreigners with blue eyes, who bumble in and compliment everyone in a terribly inauspicious way.

    Archive 2007-09-01

  • Traditionally they are blue, which is a color said to reflect the blueness of the evil eye; people with green eyes are suspiciously evil eye-like, and there is even some speculation that the blueness traditional to the eye-beads comes from foreigners with blue eyes, who bumble in and compliment everyone in a terribly inauspicious way.

    Apotropaism and the Evil Eye

  • He has a grant to develop a "mosquito flashlight" designed to knock out the bugs 'eye-like sensors.

    Rocket Scientists Shoot Down Mosquitoes With Lasers

  • It looked like we should be in the non-stormy, eye-like center of a large low, with all the precipitation action tens or hundreds of miles away.

    Early Morning Reprieve

  • NHC missed it…Why not give names to all polar lows with an eye-like center…?

    Unthreaded #10 « Climate Audit

  • Since DU darkened the land Iraq has seen birth defects which would break a heart of stone: babies with terribly foreshortened limbs, with their intestines outside their bodies, with huge bulging tumors where their eyes should be, or with a single eye-like Cyclops, or without eyes, or without limbs, and even without heads.

    AMERICA'S GREATEST CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY / MILITARY USE OF DU

  • It is a special case of innate pattern detection, triggered by certain visual patterns e.g. eye-like phenomena, directional behaviors, and so on.

    Our "innate" tendency to infer purpose in nature" - The Panda's Thumb

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