It’s the EYE of the Tiger

Eyes are important. I have learned that the last two weeks while suffering from some allergic reaction in my eye lids that I picked up while riding in the back of a truck across the country of Uganda. The doctor said I must have been around a lot of dust. As a matter of fact, I came home covered in an orange tint each day from the dust. So I have been sporting my glasses the last two weeks which I have grown quite fond of. In the spirit of my spectacles I’ve decided to dazzle you with EYE facts.

-The largest eyeball in the whole Earth is on the Giant Squid and is 18 inches across. Picture a beachball. Then imagine the squid chasing you in the depths.
-An ostrich may lay the biggest egg of all the birds, but it’s eye is only 2 inches across and weighs more than it’s brain.
-An ant has two eyes, and each of those is composed of many smaller eyes
-A worm has no eyes at all, and that is why you find them dried up on the pavement
-A chameleon’s eyes can look in different directions at the same time. Little cockeyed.
-Guinea pigs are born with fur and with their eyes open. Amniotic fluid in the eyeballs! YIKES
-Babies cry but don’t produce tears until 1-3 months after birth.
-Each of our eyelashes has a life span of approximately five months
-The eye muscles are the most active muscles in the body
-A blink of the eye lasts 1/10 of a second
-A frog uses its eyes to help push food down its’ throat.


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