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Shocking But Interesting Health Facts About Your Eyes by michaelo2(m): 5:13pm On Sep 03, 2017
Your eye is one of the most intresting and still mysterious part of the body. Almost every human on the planet depends on them everyday, but how much do you really know about your eyes, and how they work?

Here are 50 intresting facts that you may not know about your eyes.

1. The most common eye colour in the world is brown.

2. Your eye is the quickest muscle in your body – which is why when something happens quickly, we say ‘in the blink of an eye!' Which is actually one tenth of a second.

3. You see with your brain, not your eyes. Our eyes function like a camera, capturing light and sending data back to the brain.

4. You have two eyeballs in order to give you depth perception – comparing two images allows you to determine how far away an object is from you.

5. Eye colour is determined by the amount of melanin in your iris.

6. 20/20 vision simply means that you have normal vision.

7. Your eyes become tired when you read or stare at a computer for long, this is because you blink less often.

8. Although our nose and ears keep growing throughout our lives, our eyes remain the same size from birth.

9. You blink more when you talk.

10. People generally read 25% slower on screen than on paper.

11. All babies are born colour blind.

12. It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

13. Your eye can see 500 shades of grey.

14. You blink on average 4,200,000 times a year.

15. Your cornea is the only tissue in your body which doesn’t contain blood vessels.

16. Your eye can function at 100% at any given moment, without needing to rest.

17. Smoking reduces your night vision.

18. Your eyelashes have an average lifespan of five months.

19. A newborn baby will cry, but not produce any tears. Babies do not produce tears until they are around six weeks old.

20. Your eyes are made up of over 200 million working parts.

21. In the right conditions and lighting, you can see the light of a candle from 14 miles away.

22. The shark cornea is used in human eye surgery as it is the most similar to a human's cornea.

23. Your eye only sees three colours, red, blue and green. All other colours are combination of these colours.

24. Your eye muscles are the most active muscles in the human body.

25. It’s possible for you to blink five times in a single second.

26. Your eyes has around 107 million light sensitive cells.

27. Your eyes has 7 million cones which help you see colour and detail, as well as 100 million cells called rods which help you to see better in the dark.

28. A blink typically lasts 100-150 milliseconds.

29. A blue-eyed person share a common ancestor with every other blue-eyed person in the world.

30. Your eyes close reflexly to protect you from perceived dangers.

31. Your eyelashes keep dirt out of your eyes.

32. Your eyebrows prevent sweat dripping into your eyes.

33. Heterochromia refers to a condition where your eyes are two different colours.

34. Your eyes are positioned in a hollowed socket to protect it.

35. Eyes are the second most complex organ after the brain.

36. You have unseen, and harmless, microscopic creatures living in your eyelashes.

37. The muscles in your eye are 100 times stronger than they need to be to perform their function.

38. When your eyes are watering it may be a sign of dry-eye, and your eyes are producing more moisture to compensate.

39. Your eyes start to develop just two weeks after conception.

40. The older you get, the less tears you produce.

41. Your eyes are able to process 36,000 pieces of information in a single hour.

42. Colour blindness is more common in males.

43. Reading in dim lighting does not damage your eyes but it may tire them out.

44. Oily fish, vitamin A and vitamin C all help you to preserve good eyesight.

45. When working at a computer, you should follow the 20-20-20 rule – look at something twenty feet away from your computer every twenty minutes for twenty seconds. It keeps your eyes healthy.

46. Eye transplants are currently impossible due to the sensitivity of the optic nerve.

47. 0nly one sixth of the your eyeball is exposed. That shows how huge it is.

48. If you lined up all the eyelashes shed during one human life, they would measure 98 feet long.

49. You see things upside down - it is your brain which turns the image the right way up.

50. The space between your eyebrows is called the Glabella.

Shocking isn't it, but also intresting.
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Re: Shocking But Interesting Health Facts About Your Eyes by ceenote: 8:56pm On Sep 03, 2017
X

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Re: Shocking But Interesting Health Facts About Your Eyes by Maydfourth: 8:58pm On Sep 03, 2017
Ok

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Re: Shocking But Interesting Health Facts About Your Eyes by Wisedove(m): 8:59pm On Sep 03, 2017
I wan see this clearly but I done high small jere angry

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Re: Shocking But Interesting Health Facts About Your Eyes by emazy10(m): 8:59pm On Sep 03, 2017
cool
Re: Shocking But Interesting Health Facts About Your Eyes by Queenext: 9:00pm On Sep 03, 2017
Oju ni imole ara.

Really informative

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Re: Shocking But Interesting Health Facts About Your Eyes by meliziz12(m): 9:00pm On Sep 03, 2017
That's cool,we are learning here these days!

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Re: Shocking But Interesting Health Facts About Your Eyes by ct2: 9:00pm On Sep 03, 2017
every person on Nairaland as at least an eye

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Re: Shocking But Interesting Health Facts About Your Eyes by Evaberry(f): 9:01pm On Sep 03, 2017
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smoking reduces your night vision

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Re: Shocking But Interesting Health Facts About Your Eyes by jkarmstrong(m): 9:03pm On Sep 03, 2017
well done op. Completely blew me away with the comprehensiveness of the facts. Interesting without a doubt. Learnt a lot. Thank u.

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Re: Shocking But Interesting Health Facts About Your Eyes by Hashimyussufamao(m): 9:04pm On Sep 03, 2017
now lemme c0man modify *oju loba ara koluwa ma sowa sokun aye #buh nairalanders its been a while i hear from aminat508 *madridguy oya take bike and goan look 4her take tolexander along

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Re: Shocking But Interesting Health Facts About Your Eyes by Akshow: 9:04pm On Sep 03, 2017
No 12 na lie. U can sneeze with ur eyes opened.

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Re: Shocking But Interesting Health Facts About Your Eyes by rezzy: 9:04pm On Sep 03, 2017
Tel me something
Re: Shocking But Interesting Health Facts About Your Eyes by DonroxyII: 9:06pm On Sep 03, 2017
So, Na upside down I dey see things but my brain dey turn dem up !!!

hmmmm...... I dey smell l**s ooo

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Re: Shocking But Interesting Health Facts About Your Eyes by Damminglola(f): 9:06pm On Sep 03, 2017
Issorait
Re: Shocking But Interesting Health Facts About Your Eyes by neonly: 9:07pm On Sep 03, 2017
Buhari must hear dis embarassed embarassed embarassed embarassed

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Re: Shocking But Interesting Health Facts About Your Eyes by apesinola001(m): 9:07pm On Sep 03, 2017
Nice one
Re: Shocking But Interesting Health Facts About Your Eyes by dangotesmummy: 9:07pm On Sep 03, 2017
Is that so?

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Re: Shocking But Interesting Health Facts About Your Eyes by Nobody: 9:07pm On Sep 03, 2017
very interesting
Re: Shocking But Interesting Health Facts About Your Eyes by CodedTobx(m): 9:08pm On Sep 03, 2017
Noted
Re: Shocking But Interesting Health Facts About Your Eyes by KevinDein: 9:09pm On Sep 03, 2017
People generally read 25% slower on screen than on paper.

Very true. That's why I prefer paper exams to CBTs

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Re: Shocking But Interesting Health Facts About Your Eyes by Nobody: 9:09pm On Sep 03, 2017
why is an average Nigerian always having red eyes or are we genetically mutated?

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Re: Shocking But Interesting Health Facts About Your Eyes by Perge(m): 9:09pm On Sep 03, 2017
God carefully made the eyes. The eyes dodges anything on its ways by itself.
Re: Shocking But Interesting Health Facts About Your Eyes by EagleScribes: 9:09pm On Sep 03, 2017
Great information. The eye is the light of the body.
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Re: Shocking But Interesting Health Facts About Your Eyes by tokrizy: 9:11pm On Sep 03, 2017
wateva OP e sure me die say u no read dis shit sef .. . . COPY and paste 100%

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Re: Shocking But Interesting Health Facts About Your Eyes by PreciousBeauty(f): 9:12pm On Sep 03, 2017
Nice facts
Re: Shocking But Interesting Health Facts About Your Eyes by foreverfavoured(f): 9:13pm On Sep 03, 2017
Nice piece
Re: Shocking But Interesting Health Facts About Your Eyes by Droleo1: 9:13pm On Sep 03, 2017
Interesting.
Re: Shocking But Interesting Health Facts About Your Eyes by karzyharsky(m): 9:15pm On Sep 03, 2017
o possible
Re: Shocking But Interesting Health Facts About Your Eyes by Omoluabi16(m): 9:15pm On Sep 03, 2017
I have blue eyes though.

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Re: Shocking But Interesting Health Facts About Your Eyes by thoollz: 9:16pm On Sep 03, 2017
Wisedove:
I wan see this clearly but I done high small jere angry
U sure say u b wisedove or foolishen

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Re: Shocking But Interesting Health Facts About Your Eyes by fannybaby(f): 9:17pm On Sep 03, 2017
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