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Where Our Eyes Get Their Color

Science & Tech  (tags: science, humans, research, eyes, eye color, genetics, scientists, health, interesting )

- 963 days ago -
Every time I hear about getting lost in someone's eyes, I roll my own. They're just a body part, after all. And yet the way we get our eye color is actually pretty interesting.


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Donna T (0)
Monday June 27, 2016, 6:58 am
thank you

Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday June 27, 2016, 8:35 am
Interesting; did you know that David Bowie had different colored eyes. . .?

Past Member (0)
Monday June 27, 2016, 9:42 am

"Blue eyes are thought to originate from a single evolutionary mutation(*yeah, originating off the planet)..."



Mandi T (366)
Monday June 27, 2016, 12:38 pm
Interesting, tks Carrie

Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday June 27, 2016, 12:47 pm
My eyes are blue grey. . .

Laurie H (818)
Monday June 27, 2016, 7:38 pm
Thank You for this very interesting share, Carrie!!! ~~

Past Member (0)
Tuesday June 28, 2016, 5:56 am
Without our environment, colours fade away

Lona G (67)
Tuesday June 28, 2016, 7:02 am
Very interesting and educational, but I'm not sure I now know why some eyes appear blue, or grey, or green, or hazel, or... but most are brown except that is due to an evolutionary mutation.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday June 28, 2016, 12:36 pm
Thank you!

Nelson Baker (0)
Tuesday June 28, 2016, 1:57 pm
Noted. Thank you for the article.

Cheryl A (18)
Tuesday June 28, 2016, 4:28 pm
Did you know that some people's eyes appear to be true black? Thanks Carrie...peace.

Sheryl G (359)
Tuesday June 28, 2016, 6:27 pm
I knew about David Bowie, his pal and he were fighting I believe and that guys fingernail injured the eye to a point he needed eye surgery. He almost lost his eyesight but it was saved except the pupil remained forever dilated. Is why David Bowie never drove a car, his depth vision was off.


Carrie B (306)
Tuesday June 28, 2016, 11:58 pm
I have green eyes like the ones in the pictured in the article. Right now they are very red and tired.

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Thursday June 30, 2016, 12:02 am
Very Interesting! Thanks for sharing Carrie!

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Thursday June 30, 2016, 2:13 am
very interesting - thanks Carry - I am fascinated by eyes

Arild Gone for now (174)
Saturday July 30, 2016, 3:01 am
Thanks Carrie.

MmAway M (519)
Sunday July 31, 2016, 1:29 am
Thank you Carrie, this was very interesting.
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