There are many crazy world records related to the topic of eyes. We have compiled a list of some of the most bizarre and interesting ones.
Lifting 10 kilos With One Eye
The Indian Rakesh Kumar managed to lift up a ten-kilogram heavy weight. What’s so special about that you might ask?! Well, the weightlifter and bodybuilder did it with his eye, by attaching iron rings with a hook to his left eye. The preparations took a full seven years – and were successful, as it turned out later!
A 40-Dioptre Special Lens
Specialists of the University Medical Center Mainz succeeded in correcting a corneal curvature of 40 dioptres with a highly personalized artificial lens. The patient, aged 76, suffered from a very advanced cataract, as well as extreme astigmatism. For the patient, an individualized lens was produced that was to take over the function of the lens of the eye. This was to compensate for a cylinder correction of 40 dioptres. The man’s eyesight was about 35 percent of normal vision just one month after surgery. Up till then standard lenses were only possible up to 12 dioptres.
The Largest Glasses Ever
The largest pair of glasses that were ever produced were made in December 2004 by Errold Jessurun in the Netherlands. The glasses are 1.94 meters wide. Each lens has a width of 68 cm and a strength of +1.25! (Source)
The Most Protruding Eyes
Kim Goodman from the US can move her eyeballs up to 12 millimeters outside of her eye sockets. Her eyes were measured on 02.11.2007 in Istanbul. (Source)
The Most Eye Tests Ever Carried Out in Eight-Hours
23,355 – this number marks the most eye tests ever carried out in eight hours. They action took place on 04.04.2015 in Karur, India. (Source)
The Largest Googly Eyes
The largest googly eyes have a diameter of 62 centimeters. They were manufactured by Steve Schnier from Canada on June 12, 2014 at the Garnet A. Williams Community Centre in Thornhill, Ontario, Canada. (Source)
Shooting Milk from the Eye – Fastest Way of “Blowing Out” Five Candles
On the 16.12.2006 in Beijing, it took Ru Anting from China 17 seconds to extinguish five candles, by shooting milk out of his eye. Crazy! (Source)
The Biggest Human Image of an Eye
On November 13, 2016 in Tiruchirappalli, India, 2,394 people set the world record, forming the biggest human image of an eye. 461 other participants also formed an eyebrow nearby. However, they were not included in the record. (Source)
The Most Active Muscle
The eye muscle moves about 100,000 times a day. Many of these fast eye movements take place during the dream phase of sleep. (Source)
The Fish with the Most Eyes
The barreleye (also known as spook fish) has six eyes! In addition to the “main eyes”, the fish has a second, smaller pair, which helps the fish to orient themselves in darker climes. Another, third pair of eyes behind the second pair does not have a retina but directs incoming light into the large main eyes of the fish. The fish lives in the north-eastern Pacific Ocean and was discovered in 1958. (Source)