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Bees have five eyes

Just thought you’d want to know.


  1. Cool; I didn’t know!

    I did know, however, that box jellyfish (small, lethal) have 24 eyes, in four groups of six:

    (I first learned this from this neat paper: .)

  2. Martha (Smith) says:

    The University of Texas Austin official song is “The Eyes of Texas Are Upon You”, but I don’t know how many eyes Texas has :~)

  3. Daniel Weissman says:

    On cicadas, you can see the three ocelli pretty easily. They look really cool.

  4. dhogaza says:

    Five comments on a post about the five eyes of the bee and …

    I just had to ruin it with post #6.

  5. DMac says:

    My team once lost a pub quiz because my biology major friends didn’t know this fact (they thought bees had 6 eyes). I’ve never let them live it down.

  6. G says:

    Cool. And spiders have eight legs and (mostly) eight eyes. And this is the eighth post.

  7. Mendel says:

    The Five Eyes (FVEY) is an intelligence alliance comprising Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States.[1] These countries are parties to the multilateral UKUSA Agreement, a treaty for joint cooperation in signals intelligence.

    Source: Wikipedia

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