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If You’ve Got “Blue Eyes”, You’ve Lived Your Life in a Lie

Plot Twist: Your eyes aren’t actually blue.

Have you ever gazed into someone’s eyes and loved just how blue their eyes are? However, no matter how much you love those aquamarine eyes, they just aren’t actually blue. In fact, they are brown and actually, all eyes are color brown – any difference just boils down to the presence of a substance called melanin.

The colored part of our eyes, the iris, is composed of two layers – the stroma, which is the anterior layer, and the epithelium, which is the posterior layer. The stroma consists of cells that contain melanin, non-pigmented cells, colorless collagen fibers, and other types of tissue. The epithelium, on the other hand, consists of only two layers of pigmented cells.

The melanin and the collagen fibers present in the iris determine eye color.

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It is the stroma that gives the iris its color. Sometimes, it contains excess melanin and at times there are excess collagen deposits. It is the balance between these two factors that decide the color of the iris.

People with brown eyes usually have a high level of melanin in their stroma. As such, light entering the eyes is absorbed, without regard to the number of collagen fibers present. Those with green eyes, on the other hand, do not have much melanin in their stroma and at the same time lack collagen deposits. As a result, some light scatters and only a small amount is absorbed. The color produced, when combined with the brown pigment, results in a greenish hue.

Blue, green, and gray eyes – all of them are actually brown!

Now, people with fascinating blue eyes possess a completely colorless stroma without any pigments and lacks any excess collagen deposit. Consequently, light that enters the eyes is scattered back into the environment, turning the iris into a lovely blue color.

Most babies are usually born with blue eyes.

This is the same reason why many babies have blue eyes. Their body have yet to produce melanin and once they are able to do so later in life, their eyes change color.

Interesting, right? So remember, all eyes are brown!

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Well-Loved Character Tintin May Have Been Based on a 15-Year-Old Danish Boy Scout

He’s one of the most beloved characters in Europe and beyond.

You may well be familiar with Tintin, the world-famous fictional cartoon character created by Belgian cartoonist Hergé (also known as Georges Prosper Remi) and loved by both young and old. He has no superpowers, but the ever curious young investigative reporter and adventurer, along with his fox terrier Snowy, continues to captivate the hearts of many up to this day.

Tintin first appeared on January 10, 1929, in the Le Petit Vingtième, the youth supplement of the Belgian newspaper Le Vingtième Siecle. What started as a supplement grew into an international phenomenon. A comic book, television series, and several animated and feature films were made over the years.

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Women Are Capable Of The So-Called ‘Super Orgasm’ According to Science

Women experiencing multiple orgasms is not a myth.

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The experiment was featured in the documentary titled, "The Super Orgasm," which aimed to address the "myth" that women are capable of having multiple orgasms. To bust the myth, scientists took in five female volunteers for the study.

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There’s No Evidence Violent Video Games Causes Mass Shootings, Expert Says

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With tragic mass shootings happening in the United States at an alarming rate, some American politicians have their fingers pointing towards one direction. They believe that violent video games are to blame for these horrific tragedies.

Florida lawmaker Jared Moskowitz, for example, commented about the Broward County, Florida high school shooting, describing 19-year-old gunman Nikolas Cruz as someone who “was prepared to pick off students like it’s a video game.” 17 lives were lost because of the attack.

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