Daniel Radcliffe, who plays Harry Potter in the film series was allergic to his own glasses. He had a nickel allergy and suffered for weeks with mysterious bumps around his eyes, where the glasses touched his face. The nickel glasses were quickly replaced with hypoallergenic specs. bbcamerica.com/anglopheni…
David Bowie was punched in the left eye as a teenager, leaving it permanently dilated. He later thanked his friend, George Underwood, for doing so, saying it gave him "a kind of mystique." This mystique helped enhance some of Bowie's most iconic images. steamregister.com/the-rem…
, That since domestication, dogs' eyes have changed. Dogs now have eye muscles that make them more expressive and infant-like. These same muscles are absent in wolves, their closest relative. bbc.com/news/education-48…
The phrase "Turn a blind eye" (willfully ignore information) originated from Admiral Lord Nelson in 1801, who used his injured eye to see through his telescope during the Battle of Copenhagen when he wished to ignore his commander's signals, which resulted in their victory. britannica.com/list/7-eve…
Drew Carey had eye surgery in 2001 and no longer requires glasses but continues to wear them as part of his celebrity persona. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
Biblically accurate angels are very different from well-known description of the an angel - Old Testament depict one of them (Seraphim) as six-winged, flaming creature continuesly chanting "Holy, holy, holy" and the other (Ophanim) as pair of wheels with multiple eyes youtu.be/40KcrrfbJ6o
Starving male humans can sense the Earths geomagnetic field when under blue light and with a previous food association. The mechanism is unknown but thought to be entangled radical pairs in the eye. journals.plos.org/plosone…
Our brains do not necessarily process everything as that would be an overload of information, a study from 2016 found that under the influence of LSD, the brain recruited many more regions for visual processing than normal, enriching the images people saw even when their eyes were shut. theguardian.com/science/2…
Some 19th century Japanese artwork depicted westerners with the whites of their eyes as blue because the artists were confused about which part of the eye was supposed to be blue. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mat…
Today I learned of Anton syndrome, a blindness where individuals deny being blind. The blindness occurs in the brain's vision area rather than the eyes. Doctors theorize sufferers deny being blind because their eyes still work. Their brains just no longer can process the visual information their eyes take in. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant…
That fully aquatic mammals, never fully go to sleep. instead it shuts down only half of its brain at a time, along with the opposite eye. The other half of the brain stays awake at a low level of alertness. So that they may continue to swim to surface to breath animals.howstuffworks.com…
Today I learned of Krista and Tatiana Hogan, one of the rarest forms of conjoined twins. Their brains are connected by a thalamic bridge which gives them unique neurological capabilities. They can feel and taste what the other is experiencing, can see through each other's eyes, and hear each other's thoughts. cbc.ca/cbcdocspov/feature…
Advanced DNA testing used by law enforcement can construct a 3D image of an unknown criminal's face including eye color, hair color, race and facial shape. discovermagazine.com/tech…
Andromeda is 6x bigger in the sky than the moon, and it's just too dim to see with the naked eye waitbutwhy.com/2014/06/an…
, to correct some cases of blindness, doctors insert cheek tissue and a tooth into the eye which restores vision in a surgery called modified osteo-odonto-keratoprothesis (MOOKP). health.howstuffworks.com/…
Birds' navigational abilities may result from quantum mechanics. This theory suggests that the entanglement of 2 electrons on molecules in their eyes helps them detect Earth's magnetic field pnas.org/content/113/17/4…
There is a name for the color you see when you close your eyes: Eigengrau en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eig…
Today I learned of the eating of ortolans, tiny songbirds that are captured live, fattened by overfeeding in the dark, then drowned in Armagnac. They are roasted, then plucked, and consumed whole. The person eating the bird covers his head with a napkin – supposedly to shield him from the eyes of God. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ort…
The human eye has an equivalent resolution of 576 megapixels, but at a certain point, we can no longer distinguish resolution anyway discovery.com/science/mex…
Harry Truman dreamed of attending West Point and becoming a career Army officer, but although he passed the written test, he failed the eye exam and was denied entry. Undeterred from the desire to serve, in 1905 he memorized the eye chart and joined the National Guard. trumanlibraryinstitute.or…
The Roman physician Pliny the Elder taught that urine was a marvellous remedy for many disorders like running sores, venereal diseases, snake bites and burns. "Bathe the eyes with urine to strengthen them" "If a man makes water upon a dog's urine, he will become disinclined to copulation". mediamatic.net/en/page/23…
Despite being blind in one eye, ice hockey player Frank McGee set the record for most goals in a Stanley Cup game when he scored 14 against the Dawson City Nuggets. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
Thomas Young proved that light is a wave, described elasticity, capillary action, explained how our eyes focus and see color, compared the grammar and vocabulary of 400 languages, deciphered hieroglyphs and contributed to music theory. He is called "The Last Man Who Knew Everything". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
The human eye is capable of seeing the polarity of polarized light. You can teach yourself to look at the light on an overcast day when the sun is hidden and see where the sun is by using Haidingers Brush. The effect is also visible on the white portion of phone and computer screens. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hai…
The first game of basketball ended with several black eyes, one separated shoulder, and one player knocked unconscious en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
The song "You're the Best" from the Karate Kid was originally written for Rocky 3 but was rejected in favor of "Eye of the Tiger" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Box jellyfish have true eyes, complete with lens, retina, cornea, and pigment. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Box…
Today I learned of a 18th century North American fighting style called Gouging, that emphasized brutal bodily mutilation. Eye-gouging was considered the ultimate way of winning the honor-bound duel. Ears, noses, lips, fingers, and genitals were also targeted to maximize the opponent's disfigurement. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gou…
Today I learned of Kim Peek, the Inspiration for the Award winning movie 'Rainman'. A megasavant,he is fast reader, reading the left page of the book with his left eye at the same time the right page with his right eye. He has memorized the words in the 12000 books he finished. aruma.com.au/about-us/blo…
Today I learned about Clair Engle, the senator who had himself rolled into the senate with terminal brain cancer, so he could vote on the Civil Rights Act. He couldn't speak due to the cancer so, when called, he pointed to his left eye to signal his vote ('Aye'). He died weeks later. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cla…
Classical "angels" are the lowest tier of God's servants in traditional Christian Angelology. There are actually nine angelic orders, each with distinct responsibilities. The highest orders appear as firey beings with six wings, four-faced creatures covered in eyes, and chariot wheels. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
The obrina olivewing butterfly is the only known plant or animal that is truly blue, meaning it produces a blue pigment. All other β€œblue” plants and animals are using light reflection to seem blue to our eye when they actually are a different color. bestlifeonline.com/blue-i…
Humans are 99.9% genetically identical to each other. The 0.1% difference account for the various differences, like skin color, hair color, eyes, and even diseases. sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flas…
A Mesolithic skeleton called cheddar man was the oldest complete human skeleton in Great Britain, after a genetics decoding in 2018, it is revealed he had dark skin and blue eyes. bbc.com/news/science-envi…
Some tumors can contain pockets of hair, teeth & very rarely, grow more complex organs such as eyes, feet, hands as well as other limbs. link.springer.com/chapter…
The pineal gland is LITERALLY a third eye. Albeit an archaic atrophied one. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…
In the 1930's, Helene Adelaide Shelby invented an apparatus for obtaining criminal confessions, which consisted of putting the criminal in a dark chamber, and confronting them with a human skeleton with glowing red eyes, which contained a camera and microphone atlasobscura.com/articles…
Our eyes can't pan smoothly without focusing on a moving subject, and even can't pan from one subject to another because our brains erase the panning visual from our memories. These quick movements from subject to subject are called saccads. youtube.com/watch?v=nNBTL…
Humans have developed injections containing nanoparticles which when administered into the eye convert infrared into visible light giving night vision for up to 10 weeks popularmechanics.com/mili…
While the Snellen eye-chart is the most common, created in 1862, the Mayerle eye test chart created in 1907 tested acuity, astigmatism, muscular stength of the eyes and color vision resource.nlm.nih.gov/1015…
:Police in West Midlands, U.K. have hung posters with photographs of staring eyes exploiting a phenomenon called β€œgaze detection". While humans evolved it to avoid being eaten by predators, some law enforcement agencies believe that it might actually help to deter some crimes. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
The average blink lasts between 100 and 400 milliseconds, and most people blink between 15 and 20 times a minute. This means that our eyes are closed for about 10% of the time we are awake. Nearly 2 years of our lives are spent blinking. somatechnology.com/blog/t…
During Napoleon's exile on Saint Helena, no ship could leave the island until the governor laid eyes on him to make sure he doesn't escape. Napoleon sometimes hid just to cause problems to ships trying to leave the harbour youtu.be/Wp8J0fazMT0
The red-eye effect in pictures is literally blood in our eyes. If a picture is taken when our pupils are dilated, they don't have enough time to constrict and the light reflects off the blood in the back of our eyes. yalescientific.org/2011/0…
The Byzantine Emperor Basi II, or Basi the Bulgar Slayer, after the Battle of Kleidion, put captured Bulgarians into groups of one-hundred, and left ninety-nine of each group blind. The latter of whom was captured and left with only one eye, and had to lead the blind group back home. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bli…
For the film 'Ray' (2004), Jamie Foxx had to wear eye prosthetics that would make him go blind for up to 12 hours a day. It barely left him any time to sleep because he would practice piano after shooting with the blindfold on. He went on to win the Oscar for best actor for his performance. sfgate.com/entertainment/…
Why mandrills have such colorful bums. Turns out the bright red and blue on a male mandrill’s backside really draws the eye – especially the ladies’. Only dominant, top males flaunt such vibrant hues, and female mandrills see them as a badge of fitness. popsci.com/science/articl…
Depth vision has to be "learned" by the nervous system by relevant visual experience during a critical period. If one is eye is covered during this critical period the individual will not develop stereoscopical vision, and the opportunity to do so will be permantly lost. scholarpedia.org/article/…
A cat that had been hit by a car and buried for five days managed to crawl out of its grave, only suffering a broken jaw and the loss of one eye. abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/…

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