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Organ that detect light and convert it into electro-chemical impulses in neurons

  • Eyes are the most complex organs next to brain.
  • Eyes are composed of more than 2 million working parts.
  • Average person blinks 12 times per minute - about 10,000 blinks in an average day!
  • Eyes can process 36,000 bits of information every hour.
  • Only 1/6th of your eyeball is exposed to the outside world.
  • Red and Green are the most commonly confused colours among colour blind people.
  • Colour blindness is 10 times more common in males than females.
  • Eyelashes have an average life span of 5 months.
  • Eyeball of a human weighs approximately 28 grams.
  • The eye of a human can distinguish 500 shades of the gray.
  • Men are able to read fine print better than women can.
  • It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
  • Eyes contribute towards 85% of your total knowledge.
  • An eye will focus on about 50 things per second.
  • Under the right conditions, the human eye can see the light of a candle at a distance of 14 miles.
  • Eyes are always the same size from birth, but your nose and ears never stop growing.
  • Babies don't produce tears in their eyes until they are one to three months old.
  • Eyes will never wear out.
  • All babies are colour blind when they are born.
  • Largest eyeball on the planet is 18 inches wide, about the size of a large watermelon and it belongs to The Giant Squid.
  • Dogs can’t see the difference between the colours red and green.
  • An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
  • Dolphins sleep with one eye open.
  • Reading in dim light is harmful to the eyes.
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