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…
A stray cat Scarlett risked her life 5 times returning to the burning garage to save her kittens. She touched each of them with her nose to ensure they were all alive as the blisters on her eyes kept her from being able to see them. She collapsed unconscious after assuring they were all safe. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sca…
Despite the popular use of being 'low on the totem pole' being lower down in the pecking order, native americans would often accord the most prestige to the lowest position on the totem pole, seen as 'bearing the weight of all other figures', or at eye level to heighten significance en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tot…
, on April 7th 2007, a theater filled with parents and their kids who were there to see 'The Last Mimzy' were accidentally shown 'The Hills Have Eyes 2' which begins with a screaming, beaten and bloodied woman giving birth to a deformed newborn who is then killed herself with a rock to the head ctvnews.ca/family-film-au…
When you open your eyes in a perfectly dark room you don't see black, but "Eigengrau", a shade of gray that arises from visual noise en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eig…
A fish at the Vancouver Aquarium was given a prosthetic eye so it wouldn’t be bullied by other fish. huffingtonpost.ca/2015/01…
Farmers in Africa use beehives to protect their crops from the largest and arguably most destructive crop pest in Africa: the elephant. Bees can’t sting through their thick hides but they can sting sensitive areas like the eyes, mouth, and inner trunk - they hear the hive buzzing and flee. thisiscolossal.com/2015/1…
In 36 BCE, Roman statesman Marcus Varro wrote about germs, describing β€œminute creatures which cannot be seen by the eyes, which…enter the body through the mouth and nose and there cause serious diseases.” The germ theory of disease would not be accepted widely for another 1,900 years. rcpe.ac.uk/heritage/histo…
The Crying Indian in the Keep America Beautiful ad was really an Italian guy named Espera "Oscar" de Conti. He moved to Hollywood, changed his name to Iron Eyes Cody and had a 60-year career as an Indian. Even after being found out he still claimed to be Cherokee and Cree, not Sicilian. valleyrelicsmuseum.org/ge…
Some children who develop myopia (nearsightedness) have a continual progression of their myopia throughout the school years, including high school. Myopia is one of the most common eye disorders in the world and by 2050, roughly half of the world's population will be nearsighted allaboutvision.com/en-ca/…
The holes in Swiss cheese are called eyes and come from carbon dioxide bubbles released by the bacteria inside. Swiss cheese without the holes is referred to as blind en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swi…
Eye of Newt was just another name for mustard seed. people.howstuffworks.com/…
The reason some people get sick when they read in the car is because your ear and your eyes disagree about whether or not you're moving. sciencefocus.com/the-huma…
The Amish make rag dolls that don’t have faces because of the β€œno idols” commandment and that all people are equal in the eyes of God. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ami…
Legendary crime fighter Eliot Ness was promised by Al Capone that $2,000 would be on his desk every Monday morning if he turned a blind eye to his gang's bootlegging activities ( $33,000 a week in 2018 adjusting for inflation). Ness refused the bribe, was penniless when he died in 1957. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eli…
Today I learned that allergic rhinitis can cause dark bags under the eyes, called "allergic shiners". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All…
Cats do not need to blink on a regular basis to keep their eyes lubricated. Unblinking eyes are probably an advantage when hunting. Cats will, however, squint their eyes, usually as a form of communication expressing affection and ease around another cat or human. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat…
UFC1 had no weight classes and just 3 rules - no biting, eye gouging, or groin shots. There was no time limit and the winner, Royce Gracie, had to fight 3 guys in the same day on November 12, 1993, to win. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UFC…
The actor Iron Eyes Cody, the Native American who shed a tear in the iconic 'Keep America Beautiful' campaign, was in fact an Italian-American named Espera Oscar de Corti. He denied his Italian heritage for his entire career, even in his private life, claiming to be Cherokee en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iro…
The "horned sign" is an ancient hand gesture meant to either ward off, or curse someone with, the "evil eye", or malocchio in Italian. Ronnie James Dio re-popularized the gesture as the "sign of the horns" when he joined Black Sabbath in 1979, having originally learned it from his grandmother. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron…
Today I learned about Britches, an infant monkey who was taken from his mother shortly after birth and had his eyes sewn shut, so researchers could study his blindness. He was broken out by animal rights activists. progressforscience.com/br…
Our eyes will usually dilate when we see shocking, threatening images, unless if you're a psychopath medicalxpress.com/news/20…
Chernobyl firefighter Vladimir Pravik's eyes are believed to have changed from brown to blue due to the radiation exposure en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vla…
The difference between David Bowie's eyes is caused by Anisocoria ( a condition where the pupils are two different sizes) which developed after Bowie got punched in the eye, in a fight over a girl when he was 15. allabouteyes.com/anisocor…
Ducks enter deep sleep with one half of their brain while the other half is wide awake. In a row of sleeping ducks, the middle ducks are fully asleep, while the two end ducks pick a brain-half to sleep. This lets their outer-facing eye stay open to function as a group defense mechanism. sciencemag.org/news/1999/…
Baylisascaris or "Raccoon Roundworm" can infected humans and other mammals through ingestion of Raccoon feces. The larvae migrate to the brains and eyes and cause damage making the organism easier prey for the raccoon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bay…
Some people’s eye color can change based on their mood flei.com/the-science-of-e…
Today I learned about the fate of Concubine Qi at the hands of Lu Zhu. Regarded as the most beautiful woman in China, 'she had Qi's limbs chopped off, eyes gouged out, ears sliced off, forced her to drink a potion that made her mute, and thrown into a latrine. She called Qi a "human swine". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emp…
Marlon Brando refused to memorise his lines in 'Last Tango in Paris'. Cue cards were posted around & out of the frame. His eyes lifting upward in one act was not spontaneous dramatic acting but a search for his next cue card. And once asked if he could "write lines on Maria Schneider's rear end" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Las…
White cats with blue eyes are usually deaf. This condition is called "Congenital sensorineural deafness in cats" and quite common. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
After WWII, Col. S. L. A. Marshal published a report that found only 15-20% of soldiers in combat fired to kill during the war, even if their lives were threatened. This prompted the US Army to switch from bulls-eye targets to sillouette targets to desensitize soldiers to killing killology.com/aggression-…
Angus McDonagh designed and printed his own fake postage stamps, with images of himself wearing an eye patch, a beret and a Father Christmas beard. He successfully used them to post over 100 letters. stampcircuit.com/Magazine…
One of the weirdest experiments Isaac Newton did was to stick a bodkin (a long sewing needle) into his eye socket to probe the nature of color and experience other visual phenomena nature.com/articles/49417…
An 11-yr-old girl in Zimbabwe rescued her 9-yr-old friend from a crocodile. Rebecca Munkombwe saw her friend being pulled under when swimming in a stream; she swam over, jumped on top of the croc & poked its eyes till it released its grip on her friend's leg. The 9-yr-old got only mild injuries. sundaynews.co.zw/girl-11-…
Today I learned of the Dyatlov Pass Incident, where 9 students were found dead under strange circumstances that couldn't be explained. One had no eyes, almost none had their shoes on, and were severely under-dressed. ermakvagus.com/Europe/Rus…
The disorder known as "Lazy eye" or "Amblyopia" can be improved by playing tetris. This is more efficent than an eye patch due to using your eyes in unison and using rapid eye movement to help check the pieces and where they should go. lenstore.co.uk/eyecare/51…
The clown loach, a tropical freshwater fish, has a movable spine behind its eye that can stab predators as a defense mechanism en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clo…
Today I learned about Twilight sleep, a procedure used for labor in the early 1900s. Women were drugged, restrained in a dark room with gauze on their eyes and ears plugged. The purpose of the drugs was to cause the women to forget the childbirth, not prevent pain, as they were still conscience the whole time. embryo.asu.edu/pages/twil…
Bearded dragons have 3 eyes tinytailstoyou.com/animal…
Rip Torn's father Elmore "Tiger" Torn was an agricultural who worked to promote the consumption of black-eyes peas, particularly as a custom of New Year's Day. texascooppower.com/food/t…
The extra layer of skin over the eye of 90% Asiatic people is called the "epicanthic fold" and is theorized to have evolved as a protection against cold and snow blindness. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epi…
When F4 Phantom pilots were carrying a nuclear payload, they were issued an eye patch. Before they flew into the target area, they would put the eye patch on, just in case they accidentally blinded themselves with one of their own nukes, they'd still have one good eye. Link is a pilot interview youtu.be/wuUXT3JQfMI
Today I learned about the Fascinus or "the divine phallus" often depicted as a winged penis that the ancient Romans regarded as a deity and used as a symbol of protection against the evil eye en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fas…
A frog cannot keep its eyes open when eating, because it uses them to help swallow its prey sciencenetlinks.com/daily…
Because of the vastness of the deep ocean, when a male and female anglerfish mate their bodies fuse into one. The male's now useless body parts like eyes and fins wither away. He spends the rest of his life attached to her like a parasite, taking food and providing her with babies. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
Mick Jagger played Infamous Australian Outlaw Ned Kelly in the 1970 film Ned Kelly. In 1975 he requested an audition for Frank N Furter in the film adaptation of The Rocky Horror Picture Show but producers had their eyes set on Tim Curry who played the character in theaters at the time. abc.net.au/news/2018-09-0…
, the eye drops can travel down your throat youtube.com/watch?v=qZFP2…
The stalker of a Japanese singer was able to deduce where she lived by looking at her social media and studying the reflections of her eyes in photos. He deduced which station she used, tailed her home to her condo, and using other photos she’d posted, deduced which room she lived in soranews24.com/2019/10/12…
Mice with vision enhanced by nanotechnology can see both infrared and visible light. A single injection of nano-particles in the mice's eyes gave them infrared vision for around 10 weeks with minimal side effects. phys.org/news/2019-02-nan…
Your peripheral vision is more light-sensitive due to the fact that there are more light-detecting cells by the edges of your eye than in the center. scientificamerican.com/ar…
A great white shark attacked 60-yr-old New Zealand surfer Nick Minogue. He yelled "fuck off!", tried to punch it in the eye, missed, then yelled "fuck off!" again & hit it in the eye. The shark then retreated, leaving the surfer with 2 tooth holes in his wetsuit, 1 of the 2 punctured his arm. nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/ar…
Today I learned that Dead Reckoning is a form of navigation that relies on eye-sight, a risky form of navigation. britannica.com/technology…
The "Never argue with a fool" quote lacks proof crediting it to Mark Twain. The oldest suspected source is biblical proverbs 26:4 and 26:5: "Do not answer a fool according to his folly, Or you will also be like him. Answer a fool as his folly deserves, That he not be wise in his own eyes." checkyourfact.com/2019/08…
Today I learned about Kentucky abolitionist politician Cassius Marcellus Clay. During a debate in 1843, he survived an assassination attempt due to his political views. Despite being shot in the chest, Clay drew his Bowie knife, tackled his would be assassin, cut out his eyes, and threw him over an embankment. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cas…
, if an animal on a Malaysian postage stamp is nocturnal, it's eyes will glow. darkroastedblend.com/2010…
The stem that connects your eye to the brain takes a small space in the back of your eye where photoreceptors can't be. This makes a natural blind spot for everyone that is only overcome because your second eye compensates. britannica.com/science/bl…
Horseshoe crab has 10 eyes. Some detect both visible & UV light and some help find mates during the spawning season.. The eyes are a million times more sensitive to light at night than day. They've been around for 450 million years, are not crabs actually and more related to spiders. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hor…
The character Argus Filch from Harry Potter is named After Greek giant Argus Pantoptes that had 100 eyes because Argus Filch sees all thewordexplorer.blog/2015…
Before Chesley Sullenberger and The Miracle on the Hudson Capt. Carlos Dardano landed a 737 on a narrow levee in New Orleans after the engines flamed out in a rainstorm in 1988. Capt. Dardano also only had one eye from when his plane was shot at during the civil war in El Salvador. nola.com/archive/article_…
Pacific Bell spent $40 million to put its employees through a training program based on the teachings of Russian mystic George Gurdjieffβ€”to supposedly open their eyes to a "higher-level" consciousness. The program was halted after the Californian utility regulator launched a public inquiry. theguardian.com/news/2017…
Henry II, King of France 1547-1559, died due to a septic infection caused by splinter piercing his eye during a jousting match. His death played a significant role in the decline of jousting as a sport in France. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hen…
"555-nanometer wavelength green" (which is similar to the shade of green used in "green screens") is the most visible color because it stimulates the most cones in the eye. fastcompany.com/90124059/…
There are trees in Florida that are so deadly that even standing under it in the rain is enough to cause blistering if the skin is wetted by raindrops containing any sap. Additionally, if one of these deadly trees is burned, the resulting smoke can cause blindness if it reaches a person’s eyes. guinnessworldrecords.com/…
Today I learned of Phosphenes, illusory light effects seen in pitch dark due to eye pressure, electrical or magnetic stimulation. Lengthy light deprivation causes the brain to see shapes made of phosphenes, called Prisoners Cinema. Some scientists believe this was an inspiration for neolithic cave paintings. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pri…
Lisa β€œLeft Eye” Lopes of TLC burned her NFL ex-boyfriends house down theboombox.com/lisa-left-…
Today I learned about β€œCraniofacial Duplication”, a rare condition in which a person is born with two sets of lips and eyes, as well as 2 noses! news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south…
Dr. Freeman was a physician who had a loboto-mobile that travelled across the country and he performed lobotomies by hammering an ice pick into the eye sockets of the patients without the use of anesthesia. blogs.psychcentral.com/nl…
While tracking a moving object is trivial, moving your eyes on their own without jerkiness is almost impossible. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smo…
The lens in your eye yellows as you grow older, making blue and purple less vibrant. jbc.org/content/274/46/32…
Today I learned about Postorgasmic Illness Syndrome. A condition where men experience flu like symptoms (fevers, headache, sore throat, and watery eyes). It occurs after approximately 90% of "ejaculation events" for effected men. This reaction is thought to be secondary to an allergy to ones own semen. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pos…
In 2009 a man in England broke into 72-year-old Frank Corti’s home and tried to rob him with a knife, but the retired boxer and Royal Engineer gave him a black eye and bloodied face instead. i.stuff.co.nz/the-press/n…
Those floaty things in your eye that disappears whenever you try to get a closer look, only to reappear as soon as you shift your glance are called Muscae volitantes, Latin for "flying flies” ted.com/talks/michael_mau…
In general, when asked to picture their own b-day party 20 yrs from now, those who picture the party in first person (thru their own eyes) are likely to save more for retirement than those who picture seeing themselves in 3rd person at the party. hbr.org/2013/06/you-make-…
65-85% of blue eyed white cats are born deaf. Congenital sensorineural deafness is most common in pure white cats and can occur regardless of eye colour, but has a much higher chance in those with blue eyes. wikipedia.org/wiki/Congen…
Today I learned of Hogan Sisters, conjoined twins who share a brain therefore they can control each others limbs, see from each others eyes and and know what other twin is thinking about cbc.ca/cbcdocspov/m_featu…
Umbrellas commonly cause eye-injuries, and also can become dangerous projectiles from a gust of wind. bbc.com/news/world-us-can…
We are either left or right eye dominant, just the way we are either left-handed or right-handed. ~70% are right-eyed. allaboutvision.com/video/…
Congenital deafness in cats is seen almost exclusively in white cats. In addition, if a white cat has two blue eyes, it is 3-5 times more likely to be deaf. Cats with one blue eye are twice as likely to be deaf. icatcare.org/advice/inher…
Physics Laureate Gerard Muorou (2018, Short Pulse Lasers) accidentally revolutionized Ophthalmology when in 1993 a student, struck by the laser, miraculously suffered no damage as the pulse was amazingly short, lasting a femtosecond long. The laser than became the Standard-Bearer in Eye Surgery. rfi.fr/en/france/20181031…
Astronauts often see random flashes of light in space, even through closed eyes - this is caused by cosmic rays passing through their eyes or optical nerves. Scientists think the light is either generated by Cherenkov radiation or by the ray being powerful enough to activate the optical nerve. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cos…
The hormone, oxytocin, which triggers feelings of unconditional love and protection occurs when parents and children look into each other’s eyes or embrace, this spikes in both human and canine brains, we love our pets in the same way as family members, and dogs return this devoted affection. telegraph.co.uk/news/scie…
Nobel winner in Medicine Julius Axelrod injured his left eye when an ammonia bottle in the lab exploded and wore an eyepatch for the rest of his life. He also made major contributions to the understanding of the pineal gland en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jul…
β€œmoonbows” are a natural phenomenon that occurs when (1) the moon is close to full, (2) rain is falling opposite the moon, and (3) the moon is low. Since the moon is the only source of light, the lunar rainbow will appear monochromatic to the naked eye. (More links in comments) sciencemadefun.net/blog/t…
The tapeworm diet started with women in the Victorian Era. The style was to have pale skin, eyes that looked dilated, red cheeks and lips, and a tiny waist. In the age of corsets, they also ingested tapeworms to lose weight. Still practiced today, women take a pill that has a tapeworm egg inside healthline.com/health/die…
In an effort to keep birds of prey away from airports, French scientists discovered that raptors were repelled by an LED screen featuring a "googly eyes" image that appears to enlarge. Screens at an airport with over 8,000 bird sightings successfully reduced raptor visits during a 5 week trial. gizmodo.com/this-hilariou…
There are two separate genes that determine eye colour, and which are dependent on each other. Depending on how these genes combine, it is possible for two blue eyed parents to have a brown eyed child. genetics.thetech.org/how-…
Today I learned of Alfred Holmes, one of Gibraltar's "Officers-in-Charge of the Apes." From 1913 to 1991, these soldiers cared for Gibraltar's macaque population. Holmes fed, nursed, and even trained them. Using eye signals and subtle head movements, he stopped the macaques from taking food offered by tourists. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alf…
The Andromeda Galaxy is the most distant object you can see with your naked eyes, two million light years away. It is visible as a dim, fuzzy star from a dark sky site. With binoculars you can clearly see the elliptical shape of the galaxy physics.ucla.edu/~huffman…
Today I learned of GRB 080319B, a extremely bright gamma ray burst/supernova that despite being 7.5 billion light years away from the Earth, was visible to the naked eye for around 30 seconds en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GRB…
By redefining the shape of a person's key features, Juggalo makeup can evade facial recognition technologies that rely on identifying areas of contrast (e.g. around eyes & chin). However, the makeup cannot trick technologies based on depth perception. yahoo.com/entertainment/t…
Today I learned of Francis Tsai, an artist who did work for Marvel, and was later diagnosed with ALS. When the disease paralyzed his arms, he learned to draw using his right foot on an iPhone. When he was no longer able to use his feet, he used eye-gaze technology in order to keep drawing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
Einstein's brain was removed after his death for study. His eyes were also removed. In 1978, after 20 years, it was rediscovered, stored in two mason jars of alcohol in a cider box. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alb…
There is a type of tumor that can grow eyes, hair, teeth, and limbs. gnosticwarrior.com/terato…
Tumors can grow teeths, eyes and skulls in very rare cases. thecut.com/2017/01/doctor…
Andrea Bocelli has been blind since he was 12, when he was hit in the eye by a soccer ball which caused a brain hemorrhage. Doctors tried leeches as a last resort but unfortunately were unsuccessful. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And…
Research found that students touched their faces around 23 times an hour. 44% of face-touching involved contact with mucus membranes. Of mucus membrane touching, 36% involved the mouth, 31% involved the nose, and 27% involved the eyes, with 6% being a combination of these. ajicjournal.org/article/S…
Some humans can see some frequencies of ultraviolet light, with it appearing as a whitish-blue or violet. This is because they have no lens in their eye, due to surgical removal. wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetrac…
Bob Munden was known as β€œthe fastest man with a gun who ever lived". He could draw, fire, break a balloon target with a blank using a standard weight single-action revolver and return his gun to his holster faster than the blink of an eye en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fas…
Sometimes Pugs have eyes that pop out of the socket. petful.com/pet-health/dog…

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