15 Interesting Facts About Eyes That May Surprise You

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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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Einstein’s eyes are kept in a safe in New York City

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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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Cats have three eyelids

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Dolphins sleep with one eye open

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An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain

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People with blue eyes have higher alcohol tolerance

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

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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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Your eyes can get a sunburn

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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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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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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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