Ostrich EyesImpress your friends with these amazing eye facts.

  • An owl can see a mouse moving more than 150 feet away, with light no brighter than candlelight.
  • Mosquitoes can see into the infrared range, so humans appear to light up to them, even in the dark. To a mosquito at night, you look like a neon diner sign!
  • An ant has two eyes, each of which is made up of many smaller eyes. This type of eye is called a compound eye.
  • A worm has no eyes at all.
  • A chameleon’s eyes can look in different directions – at the same time!
  • An owl can see a mouse moving more than 150 feet away, with light no brighter than candlelight.
  • An ostrich eye is only two inches across, but it weighs more than its brain.
  • The giant squid has the largest eyeball on the face of the earth. At 18 inches across, it’s about the size of a beach ball.

2 Comments

  1. May 17, 2016 at 10:48 am

    I think that all of these eye facts are pretty cool, especially the one about the ant having a compound eye. I had no idea that an eye could be made up of smaller ones. Are there any other species on earth that have this compound feature as well?

    • May 18, 2016 at 8:24 am

      I believe most insects have compound eyes