Eyes Are Awesome!
June 1, 2020

The human body is simply awesome! And there's nothing more incredible than our eyes. When it comes to our health, we often visit our doctor to make sure our bodies are healthy. But what about our eyes? They utilize 65% of our brainpower and generate about 36,000 bits of information each hour. 

In the Fuddlebrook book, The Eyes Have It, we learn more about the sense of sight and the incredible organ called our eye. In addition, here are some more interesting eye facts:

  • Your eyes start to develop two weeks after you are conceived. All babies no matter what nationality or race, have blue eyes in the womb.

  • Everyone is color blind at birth.

  • In spite of their crying sounds, babies tears don’t begin to flow until they’re around one to two months old.

  • Heterochromia is the eye condition in which a person is born with two differently colored eyes.

  • The human eye can detect 10 million color hues, but cannot see ultraviolet or infrared light. Insects can see ultraviolet light.

  • Your eyeballs stay the same size from birth to death, while your nose and ears continue to grow.

  • An eye is composed of more than 2 million working parts.

  • People who are blind can see their dreams if they weren’t born blind.

  • On a dark night, a human eye can see a candle flickering 30 miles away.

  • The most common injury caused by cosmetics is to the eye by a mascara wand.

So now you know more about our wonderful eyes. Want to know more? Learn along with Liza, Freddie, Bert, and Herman Tweed as Mrs. Wigglebum teaches about the sense of sight, light, and protecting our eyes in The “Eye’s” Have It. Then try “Liza’s Moving Arrows” to learn about light refraction and observe an interesting optical illusion.  It’s easy to do but and sure to offer some ooohs and ahhhhs. And remember, take care of those wonderful eyes!