REAL Cyclops!!!

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  1. ming

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  2. muzikool

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    That is really creepy.
     
  3. madmatt

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    And sad.
     
  4. Mastershakes

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    and..... dead. Poor thing.
     
  5. Evil Marge

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    Awww poor thing :cry:
     
  6. Petros

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    I would have loved to have it around the house if it could have lived a healthy, happy life. I'd scare children with it.
     
  7. Perris Calderon

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    I'm kinda not buying it

    the eye is too big, it's what we'd expect after the long trial and error process of evolution instead of a single chance mutation.

    maybe it's real, but I just don't buy it

    sorry
     
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  9. joyojoy

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    I also have a problem with it, taking into consideration that kittens are born with their eyes sealed closed -- they don't open for a couple of weeks.
    :rolleyes:
     
  10. mlakrid

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    look at the link I posted.... http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/cyclopes.asp
     
  11. Perris Calderon

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    that Link doesn't say it's real, it says a similar condition exists, and that the pictures aren't photoshopped

    now, if you take a look at actual photos of the condition, I think you'd agree this cat is almost definitely a hoax, even when the eye has symetrical fusion, it's not round and the rest of the head is asymmetrical

    the pictures I just searched up on the condition are what you we'd expect from a single mutation, the picture of the cat is what you'd expect from the long trial and error period of evolution

    as I said, it might be real, but now that I've seen actual photos of the condition, I doubt it even more
     
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  12. Tittles

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    So doesn't that still mean its real? I mean if its not photoshopped then its real. Unless someone used paint or Gimp :laugh:
     
  13. Perris Calderon

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    there are plenty of hoaxes that have nothing to do with trick photography, for instance the piltdown man

    a pretty good hoax that took 40 years to expose
     
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  14. joyojoy

    joyojoy Not all there...

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    Actually, the link does say it's true at the very top of the page:

    Claim: Photograph shows Cyclopes, a kitten born with a single cyclopic eye

    Status: True.

    After looking around (including your link, perris), I think it's conceivable...
     
  15. Perris Calderon

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    you're right, it does say it's true, but following the links that it provides to come to it's conclusion gives me more data to conclude the opposite, I'm more convinced it's a hoax, but I've been wrong before, that's for certain

    anyway, if it's true

    awwww
     
  16. joyojoy

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    I thought I was wrong once, but I was mistaken... LOL!

    I really felt compelled to prove it was a hoax myself... I guess it's just a natural reflex to try and dispell one's own insecurities by pointing out that somebody else is wrong (or stupid)... And it's a really hard habit to break: especially when you are terminally insecure!