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The Case of …

Do you enjoy reading investigations of photographs? Then my ‘The Case of …’ series will be just your cup of tea!

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The Case of the Venezuelan Poodle Moth

Could this moth be any cuter? I don’t think so. I instantly wanted to have them in my garden, or keep one as a pet. And to think that Nature dreamed up something so adorable, that even flies!

Or did she?    —    Well, maybe. Let’s do a bit of data mining on the visual and textual information supplied in Google’s info window and see if my first impressions of this moth were based on fact or fiction.

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The Case of the cold Holstein and the BMW

Is this photo real?  I put the question to 80 participants as part of an eye gaze experiment using infra-red light eye tracking to see what people looked at when they saw this image.  The answers were surprising.

 

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