A Few Things About Eyes That You Probably Didn't Know (25 pics)

Posted in INTERESTING       8 Mar 2016       5374      

Eyes are the window into the soul. 

 

Your eyes can distinguish more than 10 million colors!

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People with blue eyes have higher alcohol tolerance

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You spend about 10% of your waking hours with your eyes closed. How can that be? You are blinking!

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An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain

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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

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Bees have five eyes

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The space between your eyebrows is called the nasion

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A giant squid's eye can be as big as a volleyball

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Dolphins sleep with one eye open

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Cats have three eyelids

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Ommatophobia is the fear of eyes

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Green eyes are the rarest color eyes. Only 2% of people have green eyes.

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If the human eye were a camera, it would have 576 megapixels

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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

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Your eyes can get a sunburn

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Blue eyes are typically more sensitive to light

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Some lizards have been known to shoot blood out of their eyes to ward off potential predators

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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")

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Night vision goggles are green because the human eye can distinguish between more shades of green than any other color

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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.

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Bono wears glasses because he has glaucoma, not just as a fashion statement

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Your eyebrows are completely replaced every 2 months

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

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