The “Eyes” Have It!

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.

animated-eye-image-0012      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.AnimalEyes-http_www_futurity_org
  • 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.

downloadA 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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Categories: Animals, Bugs, Nature

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