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April 22, 2018

Why do goats have rectangular pupils?

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From Curiosity:

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Goats, like most other ungulates such as horses and hippopotamuses, have rectangular pupils.

This unique shape helps goats see 280° around their bodies, but the horizontal pupil makes it difficult for them to see much on the vertical axis.

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This eye shape is more common in herbivores, whereas vertically slit pupils are the norm for predatory animals.

According to Wikipedia, "Goats have horizontal slit-shaped pupils, an adaptation which increases peripheral depth perception."

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More?

See "The Evolution of the Rectangular Eye."

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Countertop Dishwasher

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That's different.

Wrote Jolie Kerr in the New York Times :

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I first laid eyes on a countertop dishwasher called Tetra at a consumer electronics convention in Las Vegas a few months ago.

Just big enough to hold two place settings, it doesn't require a faucet connection, unlike most other models.

I write about housekeeping, and I tend to be not overly impressed by new home appliances, but this was personal: As someone who lives in an exceedingly small, dishwasher-less Manhattan apartment, I want this appliance and I want it now. (Unfortunately, it won't be available until later this year.)

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Tetra-Full

$299; apply within.

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