These plants are toxic to pets: peony, mums, daffodil, lily, tulip, iris, foxglove, dieffenbachia (dumb cane,) autumn crocus, sago palm, and rhododendron/azaleas. petmd.com/dog/infographic…
There’s a laser procedure which breaks up brown eye pigment (melanin) in the iris. It effectively changes one’s eye color from brown to blue, since blue eyes exist under all brown eyes. edition.cnn.com/2015/03/0…
Today I learned about iridodonesis a condition in which the iris (coloured part of the eye) vibrates during eye movements. Upon moving the eye rapidly, the iris can appear to β€˜dance’, or β€˜tremble’ (tremulousness). news-medical.net/health/I…
Your iris gets its color from a pigment called melanin. It's what makes them gray, blue, green, hazel, or brown. Less melanin leads to lighter eye color. More melanin leads to darker eye color. webmd.com/eye-health/qa/h…
Today I learned of Iris Chang, whose 1997 bestseller "The Rape of Nanking" depicted that event's depraved brutality in detail. In 2004 while researching another brutal, depraved WWII event, the Bataan Death March, she was diagnosed with reactive psychosis and went into a major depression, and committed suicide. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iri…
Today I learned of Boxer Billy Collins, who in 1983 had his undefeated career ended when his opponent, Luis Resto, cheated and removed safety padding from his gloves and tore Collins' Iris in his right eye. Depressed, Collins spiraled into alcoholism and depression leading to his apparent suicide. youtube.com/watch?v=UbtoU…
There's a laser procedure that breaks up brown eye pigment (melanin) in the iris. It effectively changes one's eye color from brown to blue, as blue eyes exist under all brown eyes medgadget.com/2011/11/hom…
Many of history's greatest philosophers never had children: Hobbes, Locke, Hume, Adam Smith, Simone de Beauvoir, Arendt, Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Kant, Simone Weil, Iris Murdoch, Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Sartre, Wittgenstein Berkeley & Bentham. theguardian.com/education…
The 90’s smash hit Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls was originally written for a Nic Cage movie. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iri…
Prey tends to have horizontal iris slits to scan the horizon and be more aware of their surroundings, while predators have vertical iris slits to hone into their targets. the-scientist.com/the-nut…
There's a laser procedure that breaks up brown eye pigment (melanin) in the iris. It effectively changes one's eye color from brown to blue, as blue eyes exist under all brown eyes. medgadget.com/2011/11/hom…
Melissa Benoist of Supergirl fame has a permanently enlarged pupil as a result of accidentally hitting her head on a potted plant, tearing her iris. ew.com/article/2016/03/19…
Humans are the only mammals with a very distinct and visible iris and pupil in contrast with the rest of the eye (sclera) which is white, probably because we evolved as more cooperative animals so following another person's gaze became important in communications. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coo…
Eyes which are not brown are a mutation which causes light to scatter (Tyndall effect) in the iris which appears blue or other colors. allaboutvision.com/condit…
The historian Iris Chang, whose book "The Rape of Nanking" reached the New York Times Best Seller list when she was only 29 years old, was deep into research for her fourth book about the Bataan Death March, had a break with reality, and killed herself en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iri…
The 1998 hit song by the Goo Goo Dolls "Iris" is named after a 2 time Grammy nominee Iris DeMent en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iri…
The Goo Goo Dolls (Of Iris Fame) Were Originally A Punk Band Called Sex Maggot encyclopedia.com/people/l…
David Bowie did not have heterochromia (two different colored iris) but a permanently dilated pupil secondary to trauma. jimcofer.com/personal/201…
In Chinese traditional medicine visible sclera beneath the iris means bodily imbalance (alcoholics, drug addicts, people that eat too much sugar/grain). Upper sclera means mental imbalance (psychotics, murderers). Stress and fatigue can also cause it. The state attracts accidents and violence en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San…
Human eyes contain only brown/black pigment. All other eye colors are a result of light scattering within the iris. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye…
The "Afghan Girl" (Sharbat Gula) was identified using an Iris Recognition algorithm comparing the original 1984 photo and, when she was located, a 2002 photo cl.cam.ac.uk/~jgd1000/afg…
Eye color changes when the pupil size changes, the pigments in the iris compress or spread apart, changing the eye color a bit. Certain emotions can change both the pupil size and the iris color. allaboutvision.com/condit…
The speed with which the iris contracts in response to a flash of light corresponds very closely to I.Q. raypeat.com/articles/arti…
The more a species needs to have the attention of the mother to its baby, the more there is demarcation between the white part of our eye (sclera) and coloured part (iris). This is why humans have this white/coloured demarcation, but chinchillas (with solely black eyes) do not. autism.yale.edu/initial-t…
The dark rim around the iris is called the limbal ring and is linked to attractiveness. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lim…
Blues eyes dont have blue pigment. Rather, they appear blue because of the Tyndall Effect, i.e. because of light being scattered by particles suspended in the translucent liquid of the iris. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyn…
The human Iris is technically considered a sphincter. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iri…
"siri" spelled backwards is "iris" who was the messenger between the gods and humans in Greek mythology en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iri…
People can inherit Wilson's disease which causes your body to retain lethal amounts of copper and form visible copper rings around your iris niddk.nih.gov/health-info…
Iridology, the supposed ability to diagnose one's problems by looking at the iris, is a complete sham. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1…
There is a procedure to change your eye colour that involves surgically inserting an artificial iris implant made of silicone to alter its appearance brightocular.com/
Kittens have a blue eyes for the first 3 weeks for protection before the iris and pupil are fully formed angelfire.com/il/kimlance…
The song "Iris", was originally just for the movie City of Angels soundtrack, but instead turned into not only one of the biggest alternative rock songs in history, it is also one of the biggest crossover hits to date and propelled The Goo Goo Dolls to stardom. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iri…
Goo Goo Dolls frontman, John Rzeznik, was experiencing significant writer's block while attempting to write a song for the 'City of Angels' soundtrack, almost pushing him to quit the band. A few days later, he wrote 'Iris'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goo…
The iris has a sphincter muscle. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iri…
Jodi Foster was subjected to psychological testing to ensure that she would not be emotionally scarred by her role as Iris in 'Taxi Driver' geocities.com/jodiefoster…
A sea urchin's body acts as a giant "eye", with light-sensitive cells distributed throughout its body. Dense clusters in its feet act as retinas, and dark pigmentation in its spines act as an iris. news.nationalgeographic.c…
Ancient Egyptian Iri, a prominent physician, was regarded highly as the "Keeper of the Royal Rectum." sprypub.com/blog/the-evol…
"Iris" by The Goo Goo Dolls spent 18 weeks atop the airplay charts in the USA in 1998, a record which still stands today. However, because it hadn't been released as a commercial single yet, it never topped the singles chart. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iri…
In 1967, Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt disappeared whilst swimming at a beach and was presumed dead. The Harold Holt Swim Centre in Glen Iris, Victoria, is named in his honour. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
Some box jellyfish have a set of eyes that include a sophisticated lens, retina, iris and cornea, unlike any other jellyfish. animals.nationalgeographi…
Iris scanners at Dubai International airport resulted in the arrest of 54k people in 2009. uaeinteract.com/docs/Duba…
A Flight Attendant for United, Iris Peterson, flew for 60 years, from 1946-2006, and helped incorporate several safety features into the 747 while it was being designed. unitedafa.org/news/detail…
Eyes doesn't contain colour pigment. The iris scatters light and that decides the colour of your eyes. It's the same principle that decides the colour of the sky youtube.com/watch?v=u9hau…
The US military has already established biometric profiles (photographs, fingerprints, iris scans) for 2 million Afghanis, and the Afghan authorities hope to include every living Afghan in this database. nytimes.com/2011/11/20/wo…
The eyes of people with albinism can appear pink or red because the blood vessels inside of the eye show through the iris, as the iris actually has very little color due to hypo-pigmentation. medicalnewstoday.com/arti…
David Bowie's eyes are the same shade of blue. The dilated eye was damaged in a fist fight as a child which makes the iris appear to be a different color. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
The iris of your eye is a sphincter en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iri…

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