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Eye facts
23 Facts about Eyes


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The human eye
can distinguish
about 10 million
different colors.
Some women can have a genetic mutation which causes them to see millions of more colors.
People with blue eyes have a higher alcohol tolerance.
If the human eye was a digital camera it would have 576 megapixels.
All blue eyed people can be traced back to one person who lived near the Black Sea almost 10,000 years ago.
We spend about
10% of our waking hours
with our eyes closed, blinking.
Goldfish can't close their eyes as they have no eyelids.
An Ostrich's eye is
bigger than its brain.
Researched have successfully used the game TETRIS to treat "lazy eye" in adults.
Albert Einstein's eyes remain in a safe box in NYC.
Your eyes can get sunburned.
Black lemurs are thought to be the only primates, besides humans, to have blue eyes.
Chameleons can move their eyes in two directions at the same time.
Bees have
five eyes.
The space between
your eyebrows
is called
Nasion.
Blue eyes tend to be more sensitive to light.
The eye of a giant squid can measure the same as a volleyball ball.
Humans and dogs are the only two species known to seek visual cues from another's eyes. And dogs only do it with humans.
Dolphins sleep with one eye open.
Some lizards squirt blood out of their eyes as protection against predators.
Cats have
three eyelids.
It is impossible to sneeze with the eyes open.
Ommatophobia is the fear of eyes.
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