One of the things I like most about writing is that I enjoy the research that I put into whatever I am going to write about. Fact is though that when I read, I tend to read various quotes, philosophical sayings, and jokes. With that thought in mind, what usually gets put together as blog posts are articles that tend to make retirees and seniors (you know – like the old geezer I am) think about ways to make their retirement years happy ones, or I provide philosophical sayings geared to bring ones spirits up or have a distinct point to be made, or spout off some wild and crazy information that quite possibly will have the reader smiling and hopefully laughing before they reach the end of the page.
Having said that, and not wanting to delve into various sayings about eyes – you know ones that might go:
Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder
She is the apple of his eye
Catch his eye
I only have eyes for you
Pull the wool over a person’s eyes
Or ones like:
An eye for and eye only ends up making the whole world blind – Mahatma Ghandi
Everything that is made beautiful and fair and lovely is made for the eyes of one who sees – Rumi
All that we do is done with an eye to something else – Aristotle
I decided that my post on “Eyes” would be more comical. So, what follows are a couple of jokes about eyes that will hopefully provide a chuckle or two.
A guy left work one Friday afternoon after a rather hectic week and decided that since he worked so hard all week and he just received his paycheck – he was going to stay out all weekend and go fishing with his buddies. Not only did he do this but he also spent his entire paycheck. Finally, Sunday night he decided it was time to go home and face the music. Upon entering his home, a very angry wife confronted him and just went on and on about how wrong it was for him to do this and just belittled him for hours about his lack of responsibility to her and his family.
After several hours of nagging, the wife simply said: “How would you like it if you didn’t see me for two or three days?” Not thinking before he put his mouth in gear, he replied, “That would be fine with me.”
Monday went by and he didn’t see his wife as did Tuesday and Wednesday with the same results.
However, by Thursday, the swelling went down just enough where he could see a little out of the corner of his left eye!
Different one – Bob asks Jim: “What do you call a deer with no eyes?” Jim responds: “No-eye deer.”
What do you call a pig with three eyes?
A P-I-I-I- G!
How do you make a blonde’s eyes sparkle?
Shine a light in her ear!
I know – they aren’t getting any better, are they?
A friend of mine said he was very scared about going to the eye doctor to get a certain procedure done on his eyes.
When I asked why, he told me: The doctor tried to put me at ease but to no avail. It was after he finished with my first eye, something he said made me almost jump out of my seat.
I asked what it was that he said: He replied: The doctor said “There, there, only one eye left!”
Ok, I am going to change the pace a bit here and get a bit more serious – what follows is a bit of information you probably did not know about your eyes:
Eyes: 15 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Them
- The average blink lasts for about 1/10th of a second.
- While it takes some time for most parts of your body to warm up to their full potential, your eyes are on their “A game” 24/7.
- Eyes heal quickly. With proper care, it only takes about 48 hours for the eye to repair a corneal scratch.
- Seeing is such a big part of everyday life that it requires about half of the brain to get involved.
- Newborns don’t produce tears. They make crying sounds, but the tears don’t start flowing until they are about 4-13 weeks old.
- Around the world, about 39 million people are blind and roughly 6 times that many have some kind of vision impairment.
- Doctors have yet to find a way to transplant an eyeball. The optic nerve that connects the eye to the brain is too sensitive to reconstruct successfully.
- The cells in your eye come in different shapes. Rod-shaped cells allow you to see shapes, and cone-shaped cells allow you to see color.
- You blink about 12 times every minute.
- Your eyes are about 1 inch across and weigh about 0.25 ounce.
- Some people are born with two differently colored eyes. This condition is heterochromia.
- Even if no one in the past few generations of your family had blue or green eyes, these recessive traits can still appear in later generations.
- Each of your eyes has a small blind spot in the back of the retina where the optic nerve attaches. You don’t notice the hole in your vision because your eyes work together to fill in each other’s blind spot.
- Out of all the muscles in your body, the muscles that control your eyes are the most active.
- 80% of vision problems worldwide are avoidable or even curable.
Who knew your eyes could be so amazing and complex.
Okay, time to wrap this up so bear with me. You know I cannot let this go without some wild and crazy ending. Haven’t used an idiom yet so I will end this with an idiom using the word eye:
In the blink of an eye – something happening in the blink of an eye means that it happens nearly instantaneously, with hardly enough time to notice it. Hopefully that is how fast you were able to read this (in the blink of an eye) and that you enjoyed my wild and crazy post using the word prompt for today – “Eyes!”
Until next time.