There Is a Very Good Reason This Praying Mantis Is Wearing Tiny 3-D Glasses (Video)

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April 29 2014 6:25 PM

Important Moments in Understanding Insect Depth Perception

Or: A praying mantis wears tiny 3-D glasses.

A study in 1983 proving praying mantises have 3-D vision has finally reached its logical conclusion: tiny 3-D glasses for insects.

Jim Festante is an actor/writer in Los Angeles and regular video contributor to Slate. He is the author of the Image Comics miniseries The End Times of Bram and Ben.

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