Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Interesting Facts About Eyes That May Surprise You


Your eyes can distinguish more than 10 million colors!

1Interesting Facts About Eyes That                                 May Surprise You

People with blue eyes have higher alcohol tolerance
2Interesting Facts About Eyes That                                 May Surprise You

You spend about 10% of your waking hours with your eyes closed. How can that be? You are blinking!
3Interesting Facts About Eyes That                                 May Surprise You

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain
4Interesting Facts About Eyes That                                 May Surprise You

Einstein's eyes are kept in a safe in New York City
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Black lemurs are thought to be the only primates, besides humans to have blue eyes
6Interesting Facts About Eyes That                                 May Surprise You

Bees have five eyes
7Interesting Facts About Eyes That                                 May Surprise You

The space between your eyebrows is called the nasion
8Interesting Facts About Eyes That                                 May Surprise You

A giant squid's eye can be as big as a volleyball
9Interesting Facts About Eyes That                                 May Surprise You

Dolphins sleep with one eye open
10Interesting Facts About Eyes That                                 May Surprise You

Cats have three eyelids
11Interesting Facts About Eyes That                                 May Surprise You

Ommatophobia is the fear of eyes
12Interesting Facts About Eyes That                                 May Surprise You

Green eyes are the rarest color eyes. Only 2% of people have green eyes.
13Interesting Facts About Eyes That                                 May Surprise You

If the human eye were a camera, it would have 576 megapixels
14Interesting Facts About Eyes That                                 May Surprise You

All people with blue eyes can trace their genes back to one individual who lived near the Black Sea nearly 10,000 years ago
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Researchers have actually used Tetris (yes, the video game) to treat lazy eye
16Interesting Facts About Eyes That                                 May Surprise You

Your eyes can get a sunburn
17Interesting Facts About Eyes That                                 May Surprise You

Blue eyes are typically more sensitive to light
18Interesting Facts About Eyes That                                 May Surprise You

Some lizards have been known to shoot blood out of their eyes to ward off potential predators
19Interesting Facts About Eyes That                                 May Surprise You

Eigengrau is the color you see when your eyes are closed (aka brain gray, or literally translated from German it would be "intrinsic/own gray")
20Interesting Facts About Eyes That                                 May Surprise You

Night vision goggles are green because the human eye can distinguish between more shades of green than any other color
21Interesting Facts About Eyes That                                 May Surprise You

Carrots don't actually improve your eyesight (at least not any more than any other vegetable). This was a lie propagated by the British during World War II because they didn't want the Germans to find out that British pilots were using radar. Instead, they released a public announcement claiming that the reason for their pilot's incredible accuracy was the high number of carrots that they consumed. It was silly, but people believed it.
22Interesting Facts About Eyes That                                 May Surprise You

Bono wears glasses because he has glaucoma, not just as a fashion statement
23Interesting Facts About Eyes That                                 May Surprise You

Your eyebrows are completely replaced every 2 months
24Interesting Facts About Eyes That                                 May Surprise You

Some women have a genetic mutation that allows them to see millions of more colors/shades (up to 100 million)
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