Just what is this tiny figure embedded in the top corner of all one dollar bills in circulation in the United States?
Some people think it’s a Great Horned Owl, but others say it’s a spider. You can see for yourself but that might strain your eyes. Let’s take a look using a Canon Macro Photo MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x lens at five times lifesize:
Not as owly-looking. Here’s a closer view:
You’d have to call that a spider. Or a spider/owl. Or a Spowl.
In this age of conspiracy theories, let’s assume a secret organization put on our currency a little figure, one that sometimes looks like an owl and sometimes looks like a spider.
Who cares about spiders and owls? The Bohemian Club, that’s who.
If you want to learn about that unique organization, check out this bit from Jay Barman (now that’s an owl!) of SFist.com.
And check out this scary two-hour movie, Dark Secrets Inside Bohemian Grove, to learn more. We’re through the looking glass here, people!
Beware the Spowl.
(IRL, it’s just a spider, at best, IMO. But whatever you do, don’t read this killjoy’s persuasive webpage!)