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That Weird Froghopper Illustration

From an interesting insect news story comes this oddly troubling picture. Look closely for at least two sources of amusement, or read on and I'll point them out.

OK. Thanks for sticking with me.

Amusing item number 1: "Insects actual size." The problem arises from the inherent ridiculousness of stating such a thing in an electronic image designed for reproduction both in print and onscreen at wildly varying scales. But the question remains: is that not the biggest flea you've ever seen?

Amusing item number 2: "Gateway Arch not to scale." 'nuff said.

Any others? C'mon, let's poke fun at the good old AP!



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