Your eye is amazing- and here is ten random facts about them!

  • Your eyelids and eyelashes help protect your eyes from dust, dirt and germs from entering them.
  • Your eyeball is as big as a ping-pong ball.
  • Your eye sees an image upside down, so your brain flips the image the right way up.
  • Tears are made of water, chemicals and oil.
  • If your cornea and retina do not work together your vision will be blurry.

Eye, human, ten random facts

  • Eye muscles move more than 100,000 times a day.
  • The cornea, the visible part of your eye, is the only part of your body that should not contain any blood.
  • Your eye has a jelly-like coating, scientifically named vitreous humour, that moulds your eyeballs into a round, spherical shape.
  • 32% of the world’s population have blue or grey irises,12% of the world’s population have green or light brown irises and 25% of the world’s population have dark brown irises.
  • Your eye uses cells called rods, which sees gray-scale, and cones, which see colours. 1 eye has about 120 million rods and 7 million cones.
Otway, H 2008, Exploring Your Senses, Tormont Publications, Ireland
Your Eyes 2012, Kids Health, <http://kidshealth.org/kid/htbw/eyes.html>

Better Eyesight without Glasses A Guide to Ophthalmology: An Overview, Sushruta, Rufus, Sub-Specialties, Etc.


The very first ten random facts are about sugar!

  • Sugar helps to produce lots of energy and body heat.
  • Sugar straight from the cane contains carbon, hydrogen and oxygen.
  • Indians probably discovered sugar in 500 BC.
  • Sugar juice is in the upper part of the sugar cane.
  • Purified juice contains 7 parts of water for every 1 part of sugar (7:1).

sugar, food, ten random facts

  • Your body makes sugar into a type of glucose.
  • Many ingredients or body-made chemicals that end with the suffix -ose, like in glucose, fructose and lactose, normally indicate that the ingredient or chemical is a type of sugar.
  • The recommended daily intake of sugar a day is 10 teaspoons.
  • Unprocessed sugar is good for you but refined and processed can be bad for you.
  • 80% of the world’s sugar is produced from sugar cane while about 20% is produced from sugar beet.
Leighton, D 1977, Sugar, Wayland Publishers Limited, United Kingdom
Likness, J 2012, Sugar and Artificial Sugar Facts, Every Diet, <http://www.everdiet.org/1001/sugar-and-artificial-sugar-facts>

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