We don’t often give our eyes as much thought as we should, that is until something goes wrong and our vision is affected. Following is just a very short list to help us realize just how amazing our eyes are. Even more interesting facts are listed in the article named “I – Facts: Amazing Eyes” below.

Interesting Facts About Our Eyes:

• If the human eye was a digital camera it would have 576 megapixels.
• The human eye can distinguish about 10 million different colours. Some women can have a genetic mutation which causes them to see millions of more colours.
• We spend about 10% of our waking hours with our eyes closed, blinking!
• It is impossible to sneeze with the eyes open.
• It is estimated that only 2% of all humans have green eyes, making it the rarest eye colour.
• All BLUE Eyed people are traced back to one person who lived near the Black Sea almost 10,000 years ago.
• People with Blue Eyes have a higher alcohol tolerance
• Blue Eyes tend to be more sensitive to light.
• Carrots don't make eyesight better. It's a British lie during WWII to cover up their technology from the Nazi.
• Our eyes can get sunburned.

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