22 Unbelievable Facts About Your Eyes

No. Don't close your eyes and think of England. Read this!!

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    The human eye can distinguish about 10 million colors.

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    The human eye can see about 500 shades of grey.

    Oh really?

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    It is impossible to sneeze with the eyes open.But you can give it a try!

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    Did you know that the space between your eyebrows is called 'Nasion'?

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    We spend about 10% of our waking hours with our eyes closed - blinking.

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    And we blink about 12 times every minute.

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    Scientists have effectively used the game 'TETRIS' to treat 'lazy eye' in adults.

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    Your eyes CAN get sunburned, so be careful!!

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    Albert Einstein's eyes are in a safe-box in New York City.

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    People with blue eyes have higher alcohol tolerance.

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    Still on the subject, all blue-eyed people can be traced back to one person who lived near the Black Sea almost 10,000 years ago.

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    Black lemurs are thought to be the only primates, besides humans, to have blue eyes.

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    Goldfish cannot close their eyes. They have no eyelids.

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    An Ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

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    Chameleons can move their eyes in two directions at the same time.

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    Bees have...wait for it...FIVE eyes.

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    Dolphins sleep with one eye open.

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    A camel’s eyelashes can measure up to 4 inches to protect it from blowing sand and debris in the desert.

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    Cats have three eyelids

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    But enough about cute animal. Did you know that Night Vision Goggles are green because our eyes can distinguish more shades of green than any other color?

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    And that one of the most common eye-injuries is poking the eyeball with a mascara wand?

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    And that 'OMMATOPHOBIA' is the fear of eyes?

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