Eye Facts

  • The eye of a human can distinguish 500 shades of the gray.
  • People generally read 25% slower from a computer screen than from paper.
  • Men are able to read fine print better than women can.
  • The reason why your nose gets runny when you are crying is because the tears from the eyes drain into the nose.
  • It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
  • The space between your eyebrows is called the Glabella.
  • Your eye will focus on about 50 things per second.
  • Your retina contains 120 million rods for "night vision", and 8 million cones that are colour sensitive and work best under daylight conditions.
  • Your Eyes contribute towards 85% of your total knowledge.
  • About half of our brain is involved in the seeing process. Humans are very much visual animals.
  •  Under the right conditions, the human eye can see the light of a candle at a distance of 14 miles.

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