Is Your Vision Good Enough To Identify These Close-Up Objects?

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We're not all born with 20/20 vision. Luckily, modern technology has managed to find ways to help those of us whose eyesight isn't the best. Unfortunately, technology won't help you ace this quiz. You've got to use your sight and a little bit of your brain to guess what these up-close pictures show. Care to test your vision with these close-up images?

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1. Which tasty Italian classic is this?

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  1. Spaghetti bolognese
  2. Panna cotta
  3. Lasagna
  4. Pizza
Pizza is a dish that originated in Italy. This savory meal consists of dough, tomato sauce, cheese and toppings.
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2. Helpful when you want to look at things:

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  1. Squid tentacle
  2. Dragonfly
  3. Human eye
  4. Matchstick
The eye is the organ that allows us to see. In humans, each optic nerve has anywhere between 700,000 and 1.7 million nerve fibers.
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3. What's a girl's best friend?

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  1. Sugar
  2. Diamond
  3. Chlorine
  4. Salt
Diamond is carbon in its solid form. It's the hardest of all natural materials, which is why it is often used as a cutting tool (and is said to last forever.)
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4. Which sea creature is this?

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  1. Coral
  2. Branch
  3. Tub
  4. Squid
Some coral are able to catch plankton and small fish by stinging them with their tentacles.
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5. Showers wouldn't be the same without it:

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  1. River rock
  2. Dishwashing liquid
  3. Bar of soap
  4. Candles
Soap is what people use to clean themselves or clean other items. It comes in many shapes, sizes, and scents.
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6. Got a sweet tooth? Then you know this is a:

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  1. Rubber duck
  2. Blanket
  3. Pepper
  4. Honeycomb
Honeycombs are built by honey bees. They often contain honey, pollen, and larvae.
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7. This vegetable is:

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  1. Spinach
  2. An artichoke
  3. A lime
  4. Asparagus
The flower portion of an artichoke is the part that's edible. Remember, it needs to be eaten before the flower blooms.
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8. This is a:

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  1. Shag rug
  2. Jacket
  3. Puppet
  4. Wig
Shag rugs came in style in the 60s and 70s. Back then, they were symbols of peace, love, and the hippie movement.
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9. You'll see these mostly in late December:

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  1. Candles
  2. Christmas trees
  3. Easter eggs
  4. Paintings
Christmas trees originated in Northern Europe and soon spread around the world. The trees normally used are spruces, firs and pines.
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10. Bugs don't get along with these:

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  1. Spider webs
  2. Power cords
  3. Rain drops
  4. Dental floss
A spider's web looks like a series of threads, but it is made out of proteins. It is usually spun to catch prey.
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11. Have you tried eating this yet?

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  1. Seaweed
  2. Palm leaves
  3. Bamboo
  4. Cabbage
The term "seaweed" refers to many species of marine algae. Around 70% of the world's oxygen comes from seaweed and algae!
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12. Elton John is a fan of this object:

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  1. Zebra
  2. Chessboard
  3. Piano
  4. Barcode
The white piano keys represent musical tones, whereas the black represent the half step intervals between those tones.
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13. What's this?

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  1. Orange peel
  2. Banana peel
  3. Apple peel
  4. Watermelon rind
Orange peels have many uses, including polishing wood and removing water spots. They can be used to zest food, make candy, and to stop brown sugar from hardening.
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14. This creature has quite the sting:

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  1. Parrot fish
  2. Jellyfish
  3. Cone snail
  4. Lobster
Most jellyfish are free-swimming and have umbrella-like tentacles with trailing tentacles. A few, however, are anchored to the seabed.
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15. Remember buying this from a county fair?

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  1. Cookies
  2. Cotton candy
  3. Cake
  4. Pudding
Cotton candy is spun sugar that resembles cotton, hence its name. In England, it's known as candy floss. And Australians call it fairy floss!
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16. This is a:

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  1. Caterpillar eye
  2. Butterfly wing
  3. Mosquito leg
  4. Moth mouth
Butterfly wings are usually brightly colored to make predators believe they won't taste good.
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17. This is both a sea creature and a kitchen tool:

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  1. Sponge
  2. Sandals
  3. Scrunchie
  4. Towel
Sponges are multicellular organisms that contain pores which allow water to pass through.
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18. Blow on these for good luck:

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  1. Gerberas
  2. Dandelions
  3. Roses
  4. Dahlias
People blow on dandelions because they believe that their seeds carries hopes, dreams and thoughts up to loved ones in heaven.
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19. Good luck getting on the road without this:

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  1. Grapefruit
  2. Tire
  3. Boulder
  4. Globe
Tires are actually white! Carbon black is added to the rubber to increase durability and strength.
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20. This is good for soups and sauces:

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  1. Sunflower
  2. Mushroom
  3. Cactus
  4. Dandelion
Mushrooms (or toadstools) are known as the "meat" of the vegetable world.
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21. What kind of flower is this?

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  1. Pansy
  2. Sunflower
  3. Rose
  4. Begonia
The season during which a sunflower is planted affects its growth and development. The best time is generally late spring.
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22. A bathroom must-have:

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  1. Cotton
  2. Toilet paper
  3. Curtain
  4. Pillow
Toilet paper has a long, and messy, history. Some historians believe that the Chinese have been using it since the 6th century AD. Its mass production started in the 14th century.
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23. Both sea creatures and mermaids have these:

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  1. Snakeskin
  2. Dalmatian spots
  3. Fish scales
  4. Giraffe fur
Scales are a fish's "skin." Not only do they provide protection, but they also help with camouflage.
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24. This fruit is often used to make pies and muffins:

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  1. Grapes
  2. Blackberries
  3. Blue corn
  4. Blueberries
Blueberries are delicious both raw and cooked. They can be added to everything: cereal, pies, muffins, jams, and more!
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25. What is this beauty essential?

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  1. Glitter
  2. Paint
  3. Nail polish
  4. Candle wax
Nail painting dates back as far as 3000 BCE! Polish was made from beeswax, egg whites, vegetable dyes, and gelatin.
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26. Which holey food is this?

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  1. Lemon
  2. Passion fruit
  3. Swiss cheese
  4. Banana
Swiss cheese holes are known as eyes. If Swiss cheese has no eyes (holes), it is called "blind."
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27. An All-American classic:

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  1. Apple
  2. Basketball
  3. Pumpkin
  4. Football
Even though they are nicknamed "pigskins," footballs are normally made from rubber or cowhide!
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28. This snout belongs to which animal?

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  1. Monkey
  2. Dog
  3. Cat
  4. Pig
As of 2018, it's estimated that around 900 million dogs share our planet. Now that's something to get your tail wagging!
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29. Which decadent dessert is this?

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  1. Almonds
  2. Coffee beans
  3. Chocolate cake
  4. Brown sugar
Chocolate cake can be made from chocolate, cocoa powder, or a mixture of the two. Whatever you choose, it's heaven!
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30. These toolbox essentials are:

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  1. Baskets
  2. Screws
  3. Twigs
  4. Drills
Screws function like bolts to fasten things together. Many of the handiwork tools we use today are actually from the Ancient Romans.
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31. Coleslaw, salad and soup are just a few dishes made with this ingredient:

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  1. Cabbage
  2. Beetroot
  3. Eggplant
  4. Cauliflower
Unfortunately, cabbage is prone to many types of pests, as well as fungal and bacterial diseases.
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32. Do you prefer yours sweet or sour?

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  1. Kiwi
  2. Guava
  3. Apple
  4. Peppers
A kiwi is an oval fruit the size of a large chicken egg, and it contains 2x more vitamin C than oranges.
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33. These prickles belong to a:

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  1. Umbrella
  2. Cloth
  3. Cactus
  4. Quilt
Aren't they wonderful? There are approximately 1,750 known species of cacti. They usually thrive in very dry environments because they have adapted to conserve water.
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34. A cake isn't the same without these:

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  1. River rocks
  2. Diamonds
  3. Grains of sugar
  4. Stones
Sugar isn't nearly as simple as it once was. Today, there are least four different commonly used types: white refined sugar, unrefined sugar, brown sugar, and unprocessed cane sugar.
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35. What food staple is this?

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  1. Bread
  2. Wood
  3. Pasta
  4. Chicken
Bread is one of the oldest man-made foods in history. The primary ingredients are water and flour.
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36. This was invented in Hawaii:

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  1. Table
  2. Surfboard
  3. Bonnet
  4. Coffin
Choosing a surfboard can be a very complex process. Your skill, surfing style, and fitness level all need to be taken into consideration.
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37. Wake up and smell the...

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  1. Tea
  2. Juice
  3. Milk
  4. Coffee
The coffee plant is thought to have originated in Ethiopia, and the drink in Yemen sometime in the 15th century.
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38. These are needed to turn on the lights:

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  1. Power cables
  2. Thread
  3. Hay
  4. Spaghetti
Power cables are electrical conductors that are held together by a protective sheath. When installed, they can be placed overhead and run underground.
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39. This iron-rich food is:

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  1. Avocado
  2. Asparagus
  3. Spinach
  4. Broccoli
Broccoli has been around for over 2,000 years! We eat its large, flowering heads.
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40. What animal do these feathers come from?

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  1. A penguin
  2. A black bird
  3. A chicken
  4. A crow
There are different types of feathered chickens. Those with loose and fluffy feathers are called soft-feathered chickens. The ones with sleek, smooth feathers are hard-feathered.
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41. Which citrus fruit is this?

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  1. Star fruit
  2. Lime
  3. Hibiscus flower
  4. Grapefruit
Limes are citrus fruits most commonly used in cooking, but they also appear in essential oils, perfumes and cleaning products.
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42. Can you hear this buzzing around your bed?

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  1. Ladybug
  2. A humming bird
  3. Fly
  4. Wasp
There are over one million species of flies. All of them have mobile heads with large eyes and mouths that can both suck and pierce.
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43. These are red when they're fresh:

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  1. Wheat
  2. Coffee beans
  3. Rice
  4. Pumpkin seeds
Coffee beans are the seeds of the coffee plant. Brazil grows the most coffee beans in the world.
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44. This animal skin used to be popular for shoes and purses:

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  1. Cheetah
  2. Snake
  3. Alligator
  4. Zebra
Alligators have roamed the Earth for over 30 million years! The two most common species are the American and Chinese alligators.
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45. This red fruit is a:

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  1. Strawberry
  2. Raspberry
  3. Cherry
  4. Tomato
For many years, tomatoes were thought to be vegetables. They are actually berries. They may have originated in South America.
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46. This is important ingredient in sushi doesn't usually look yellow:

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  1. Maggots
  2. Red beans
  3. Rice
  4. Sugar crystals
Rice is the oldest known food still eaten today. It exists in many different types that vary in texture, length, color, and flavor.
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47. This food has a tough shell:

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  1. Leather
  2. River rock
  3. Walnut
  4. Coconut
This one's a tough nut to crack! Walnuts are edible seeds, or "drupes," and are therefore not considered true nuts. After it has ripened, the shell is discarded and the seed is saved.
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48. This animal is found in the sea:

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  1. Anemone
  2. Sea slime
  3. Flamingo
  4. Sponge Bob Square Pants
Sea anemone are groups of predatory animals named after a flowering plant that exists on land. They are related to coral and jellyfish.
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49. Do you have this in your spice cabinet?

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  1. Basil
  2. Paprika
  3. Star anise
  4. Orange peel
Star anise enhances the flavor of meat. It is also used in liquor production and baking.
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50. Which colorful bird is this?

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  1. Bluebird
  2. Macaw
  3. Chicken
  4. Turkey
Macaws eat a variety of foods which include flowers, palm fruits, seeds, nuts, and more. They can sometimes live up to 80 years!
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51. Rock music wouldn't be the same without these:

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  1. Gold coins
  2. Guitar strings
  3. Piano keys
  4. Leather jackets
How many strings do guitars have? Good question! Most guitars have 6 strings, but if you want to be unique you can find guitars with 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 12 strings!
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52. Any good shortcake needs:

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  1. Rubber balls
  2. Strawberries
  3. Lipstick
  4. Cranberries
Shortcake wouldn't be the same without strawberries! But make sure you buy the right kind. There are 103 species to choose from!
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53. Is it bath time? It's a:

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  1. Soap bubble
  2. Champagne bubble
  3. Glass globe
  4. Artificial rainbow
Scrub a dub dub! What are bubbles, exactly? Air wrapped in a soap film. They pop when the water between the soap film surfaces evaporates.
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54. Think "season", but not winter, spring, summer, or fall:

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  1. Tumeric
  2. Sugar
  3. Ginger
  4. Pepper
It's pepper! The spice, which is native to India, is the number-one-selling spice in the United States.
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55. No two look a like!

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  1. Glass ornament
  2. Ice
  3. Snowflake
  4. Plastic wrap
It's true. No two snowflakes are the same. It's hard to get a good luck at them, of course. The smallest snowflakes are about as wide as a human hair, in diameter.
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56. What lit your fire?

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  1. Match stick
  2. Flash light
  3. Propane torch
  4. Pilot light
Where do match sticks come from? You can thank the Chinese for inventing early versions -- wood sticks dipped in sulfur -- in the 10th century.
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57. What do these wings belong to?

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  1. A parrot
  2. A dragon
  3. A bald eagle
  4. A dragonfly
Did you know that if a dragonfly lands on your head, it's good luck? These majestic insects have been around for more than 300 million years.
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58. Can't see in the dark? Why don't you change your:

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  1. Glasses
  2. Electrical wiring
  3. Light bulb
  4. Contact lenses
The average lifetime of a household light bulb is around 1,000 hours, but did you know that LED lights have a lifetime between 20,000 and 30,000 hours?
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59. Bzzzz goes the:

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  1. Cat
  2. Bumblebee
  3. Beatle
  4. Furby
Bumblebees are impressive! They flap their wings 200 times per second!
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60. As the saying goes: You can't see the forest through the:

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  1. Lions
  2. Bears
  3. Tree bark
  4. Mold
You're looking at tree bark. What does "you can't see the forest through the trees" mean? It refers to when you can't grasp a situation as a whole, because you're stuck on details.
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