Sometimes I come across strange things. Start out looking at undersea tin mines in Cornwall and I come across rabbits. What, I hear you ask, is so strange about rabbits? For one thing, it's odd that rabbits should be associated with tin mining. For another, take a look at the picture. Each rabbit has two ears. How many ears are there in total? And then there's this Three hares - Wikipedia How is it this motif appears from China to Germany to England? When one goes down a rabbit hole, mirabile dictu, one sometimes finds rabbits.