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A Praying Mantis Wears 3D Glasses Because Science: VIDEO

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Sometimes it seems like scientists are just messing with us and and are testing what they can get away with by claiming pursuit of greater scientific understanding. The latest entry of the "Wait, really?" files finds researchers at Newcastle University in the UK adhering tiny 3D glasses to praying mantises with beeswax to see how they respond when shown three dimensional images.

As mantises are one of the few invertibrates with stereoscopic vision, the scientists want to discover if their depth perception is comparable to that of humans and other stereoscopic mammals by trying to trick them into reacting to 3D "bugs" on a monitor.

You can watch a short video of the experiment AFTER THE JUMP...

3D Praying Mantis

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  1. Mantis abuse!

    Posted by: Jack M | Apr 29, 2014 1:52:41 PM


  2. preying mantis give me the creeps.....tho I know they couldnt hurt you - unless they were human size.....ewwwwww

    Posted by: disgusted merican | Apr 29, 2014 2:48:35 PM


  3. "Sometimes it seems like scientists are just messing with us and and are testing what they can get away with by claiming pursuit of greater scientific understanding."

    Seriously?

    Posted by: BobN | Apr 29, 2014 4:00:52 PM


  4. The next sci-fi movie" Night of the 3-D Mantis!"

    Posted by: jarago | Apr 29, 2014 4:44:03 PM


  5. @BOBN

    "Seriously?"

    No, it was a joke.

    Posted by: jerriblank | Apr 29, 2014 5:32:21 PM


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