The Three-Hare Window of Paderborn.

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The Paderborn cathedral is primarily a 13th century structure, but the Dreihasenfenster (the Three-Hare Window) was added in the 16th century. Notice that each hare has two ears, but altogether there is only one ear per hare. Here's a poem that goes with it:

"Der Hasen und der Löffel drei,

    und doch hat jeder Hase zwei."

    [The hares and ears are three,

    and yet each hare has two[, you see].]

Via David Singmaster's The Three Rabbits and Similar Puzzles


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