Ten Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Eyes

It’s hard to imagine daily life without the ability to see. But while our eyes are among the most important parts of our bodies, there are many facts about them that you were probably not aware of.

  1. Just how complex are the eyes? The only organ that surpasses them in complexity is the brain.
  2. Speaking of complex parts of the body, there are over two million working parts inside your eyes alone.
  3. Your eyes have a remarkable ability to tell one color from the other. In fact, they can spot the difference between 10 million different colors.
  4. Ever sneeze with your eyes open? The answer to that question is no, as doing so is a physical impossibility.
  5. It turns out that humans are largely visual learners; 80 of learning is done using our eyes.
  6. You probably don’t even notice it, but on average, humans blink twelve times each minute.
  7. Most of the eye is not visible. Even with our eyes wide open, you can only see one sixth of each eye.
  8. There are a whopping 107 million cells in each eye.
  9. Believe it or not, our eyes maintain the same size during our entire lifespan.
  10. Care to guess the fastest muscle in your body? The answer is clear to see – it’s your eyes.

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