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What has eight eyes with none in the name?

People travel from across USA to see this

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closed as too broad by Sid, Glorfindel, Alconja, Gareth McCaughan Jul 10 at 0:04

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    $\begingroup$ Octo-oculus. .... $\endgroup$ – Carl Witthoft Jul 9 at 17:09
  • $\begingroup$ I thought I had an answer that works, but unfortunately it's only 7 I's - rot13(Gur snpr bs n pybpx, jvgu Ebzna ahzrenyf, ohg bayl ba guerr, fvk, avar, naq gjryir.) Close, but not quite... $\endgroup$ – Darrel Hoffman Jul 9 at 18:36
  • $\begingroup$ The title is misleading. $\endgroup$ – Pedro Lobito Jul 9 at 21:13
  • $\begingroup$ I've closed this as too broad for exactly the reasons Rubio gives. @Matthew, it seems like we've provided quite a range of answers for you to try... $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan Jul 10 at 0:05
  • $\begingroup$ (OP has updated the question, and I've withdrawn my comment. Unfortunately the edit has invalidated nearly every answer offered. I suspect, though, that most of those answerers had little objective reason to think their answers were anything better than guesswork, so hopefully nobody feels their efforts were wasted.) $\endgroup$ – Rubio Jul 18 at 6:51
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Perhaps

A quartet.
(Or any other relevant group of four people)

Now that OP has added to the question, and provided a hint in comments below, I'll surmise

that we're looking for a "quartet" that's a national attraction in the US.
The most notable one I can think of is this foursome right here:

Wikimedia Commons https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/82/Mount_Rushmore.jpg/800px-Mount_Rushmore.jpg
(Mount Rushmore)

...which has eight eyes but no I in the name.

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    $\begingroup$ Or up to an octet of pirates $\endgroup$ – Dark Thunder Jul 9 at 14:14
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    $\begingroup$ Aye aye, captain @DarkThunder $\endgroup$ – Bass Jul 9 at 15:01
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    $\begingroup$ @DarkThunder pirates? $\endgroup$ – Mr Pie Jul 9 at 15:17
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    $\begingroup$ @MrPie my apologies, I meant "morally challenged seamen" $\endgroup$ – Dark Thunder Jul 9 at 15:21
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    $\begingroup$ @DarrelHoffman I have two ears. So... $2? $\endgroup$ – Rubio Jul 9 at 23:39
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How about

A tarantula?

Since

All spiders have eight eyes, and so you just need to name a type of spider which has no 'i' in its name e.g. a tarantula.

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    $\begingroup$ see i was trying to think of something more out of the box but it could be that simple lol $\endgroup$ – Matthew Jul 9 at 9:23
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    $\begingroup$ @Matthew that is the difficulty of riddles as much as the beauty thereof ;) $\endgroup$ – Mr Pie Jul 9 at 11:15
  • $\begingroup$ It is not tarantula $\endgroup$ – Matthew Jul 9 at 11:26
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    $\begingroup$ I assume the OP is trying to solve a puzzle and this is a clue, therefore he can try different answers until he finds a correct one. @Matthew, if this is the case, please can you source the puzzle? $\endgroup$ – Bee Jul 9 at 14:42
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    $\begingroup$ @Matthew I hope it's not out of the box, I don't want one running around... $\endgroup$ – Punintended Jul 9 at 18:55
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Unlikely yet still possible answers:

A Nepalese stupa, these Buddhist shrines have a pair of eyes looking in each of the four cardinal directions
An octet that agrees (eight ayes)
A small pack of needles
Some potatoes (the white sprouts are called eyes)
Two people who wear glasses (those who wear glasses are sometimes called four-eyes)
Some dresses. Hook and eye closures are used on some garments. Lots have a single hook and eye above the zipper but some have more.
A molting peacock (these would be the eyes on the tail feathers)

@stiv is probably correct but why not go all out?

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  • $\begingroup$ Also, an "aye-aye" is some kind of lemur. $\endgroup$ – Dark Thunder Jul 9 at 14:56
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, @DarkThunder. I was trying to think of that. So presumably a zoo would work. $\endgroup$ – Hugh Meyers Jul 9 at 14:57
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    $\begingroup$ Speedy Gonzales working at zoo full of suspicious lemurs: "Ay, ay, ay! Each aye-aye eyes the other aye-ayes!" $\endgroup$ – Dark Thunder Jul 9 at 15:04
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Possibly:

A QWERTY Keyboard?

Because:

The I Key, Two Shift keys, Two Insert keys, Two Win keys, and PrintScn? I'm uncertain if this is correct since a lot of keyboards would have different keys and different spellings/symbols.

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    $\begingroup$ I like this, but the Win keys usually don't have "Win" spelled out. $\endgroup$ – Spitemaster Jul 9 at 21:17
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Fun answer

I got really excited when I noticed my "keyboard" has 8 i's in it. Sad side is it can't be the answer since not every keyboard has this much i's and to specify it I must say "Turkish QWERTY keyboard" which has "i" in it.

image

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What about:

I think there was an old Nintendo game called "8 eyes". The letter 'i' doesn't feature in the name and the 'eyes' were actually jewels so there are no actual eyes in it either.

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Serious answer:

The alphabet itself has eight holes if you pick a font where "g" has two holes: abdgopq, and "alphabet" has no i's in its name.


And just for fun answer:

Some letters have holes in them, depending on your font. I'll pick the set "abdgopq" which have one "eye" each. cat /usr/share/dict/words | grep -E "^([^abdgopq]*[abdgopq][^abdgopq]*){8}$" | grep -v i returns 127 results, including some fun words like: abracadabra gobbledygook paradoxology photographable propaganda vagabondage

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    $\begingroup$ if you do caps lock, there are eight holes, regardless of font: ABDOPQR :) $\endgroup$ – Mr Pie Jul 9 at 22:04
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A shoe may have 4 or more sets of eyelets for the laces ...

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    $\begingroup$ Welcome to Puzzling! (Take the Tour!) We generally put Spoiler tags around answers to avoid revealing the solution to someone who wants to attempt the puzzle on their own. I’ve added them for you. $\endgroup$ – Rubio Jul 9 at 22:58
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How about

Ben Hur's team of four horses.

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  • $\begingroup$ Oh my... I believe it should have a fuller explanation with some added context, but I think this can be notified with a comment, whereas using a recommendation of deletion is quite harsh, if not gratuitous. My apologies. I was being highly incompetent when reviewing this. $\endgroup$ – Mr Pie Jul 9 at 22:39
  • $\begingroup$ Edited to be a little more explicit as to how the total of eight is reached. $\endgroup$ – dgnuff Jul 9 at 23:04

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