National Geographic : 1946 Jul
Thefish with the built-in bifocals IN THE quiet rivers and estuaries of the Carib bean, lives an unusual fish named Anableps dowei. Each of his eyes has two pupils, one above the other. The upper pupils, which are out of water when the fish is surface feeding, asishis habit, admit light through the short dimension of the lens. The lower pupilsadmit light through the long dimension of thelens. The result is dualvision. As Anableps plows along, he can see trouble coming from almost any direction-above or below, through air or water. Now if everybodywho drives acar were as comparatively well-equipped asAnableps for spotting oncoming danger ahead of time, there'd undoubtedly be fewerautomobile accidents. But even if we had eyesinthe back of our head, there would still be thousands of smashups, in juries, and deaths-particularly this year, with so many cars and tiresgetting old and worn. The fact is, never has the risk of serious acci- dent been greater. And, naturally, never has itbeen soimportant to carry insurance-and enough ofit.Ifyou have an accident, and you don't carry insurance, you can lose your car, your driving license, your house, your savings-and on top of that beindebt for years. It's much too big arisk to take when you think of the small amount of money that insur ance protection costs you. Don't take that risk. Call your local Travelers agent, oryour own broker, today. MORAL: INSURE INThe Travelers ALL FORMS OF INSURANCE AND SURETY BONDS The Travelers Insurance Company, The Trav elers Indemnity Company, The Travelers Fire Insurance Company, The Charter Oak Fire Insurance Company, Hartford, Connecticut.