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April 22, 2018

Why do goats have rectangular pupils?


From Curiosity:



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.


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."




See "The Evolution of the Rectangular Eye."

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April 22, 2018 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Countertop Dishwasher


That's different.

Wrote Jolie Kerr in the New York Times :


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.)



$299; apply within.

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