William Shakespeare wrote “the eyes are the window to your soul.”
But there is so much more to the eyeball then just soul-peeking.
Here are some fun facts about the most fascinating eyeballs in the animal world.
Take a look!
Did you know?
- An owl can spot a mouse more than 150 feet away. They are also the only bird that can see the color blue.
- Scorpions have more than 12 eyes.
- The box jellyfish has 24 eyes!
- A worm has no eyes at all!
- Guinea pigs are born with their eyes open (unlike most animals that are born with their eyes closed).
- Most hamsters only blink one eye at a time.
- Goats have rectangular-shaped pupils. This gives them a wider field of vision.
- The owl cannot move its eyeballs. That’s why it can move its head almost all the way around its body.
- Dragonflies have over 30,000 lenses in their eyes. This makes them very difficult to catch.
- Dolphins sleep with one eye open.
- The scallop has around 100 eyes around the edge of its shell. This helps them detect predators.
- The Colossal Squid has the biggest eyes on the planet. They each measure 106 inches across.
- The eye of the ostrich is bigger than its brain.
- Mantis shrimp has four times as many color receptors than we do. Plus, it can see ultraviolet light.
- Pigeons can see millions of different hues, giving them better color vision than most animals on Earth.
A honeybee’s eye is made of thousands of small lenses. The drone may have up to 8,600, while the queen bee can have 3,000 to 4,000 lenses.
- Each eye of the chameleon can look in a different direction.
Who knew eyes could be so fascinating?
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