There’s a lot to learn about blue eyes and those who peer out at the world through them. Whether it’s due to weird scientific facts, related health conditions, or just plain genetics, people who rock those baby blues are just a little bit different than their darker-eyed friends.

Even though they may appear to be blue, these icy-cool peepers aren’t actually blue at all. It might sound crazy, but there’s no such thing as blue pigment when it comes to our eyes — you’re either melanated, or not very melanated at all. And, according to Gizmodo, if you’re melanated in each layer of the iris like the majority of humans around the world, then you would have brown eyes…that are actually brown — no optical illusions there.

So if there’s no pigment in the front layers of the iris of blue eyed-people, what is it that makes them look blue? According to the American Academy of ophthalmology, blue eyes look blue for the same reason that both the ocean and the sky appear to be blue: it’s simply a trick of the light. This is called the Tyndall Effect, which is the way that light scatters in blue eyes, giving rise to the blue appearance.

Watch the video for more about the truth about blue eyes!

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They’re not really blue | 0:17
A very exclusive club | 1:12
Not the rarest | 2:13
Everyone’s doing it | 2:52
Color-changing magic | 3:47
Why do baby blues turn brown? | 4:23
Brown-eyed parents, blue-eyed kid | 5:12
Are blue eyes more sensitive to light? | 5:36
Increased risk of cancer | 6:35
Blue-eyed people problems | 7:27
Blue-boosted superpowers | 8:16
Tying one on with blue-eyed boozers | 9:20
Blue-eyed men prefer blue-eyed women | 10:18

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  1. I'm happy with my eyes I don't have blue eyes but I have a mix between Hazel and light brown with yellow in it and my eyes are shaped like cat eyes like I have Persian looking eyes so my eyes don't have to be blue to be beautiful baby and I love my eye color because my eyes are sexy and I get a lot of compliments from a lot of people and I mean a lot so who says blue eyes are all that anyway sorry they're not o and that comment how they can handle pain better LOL hahaha that may be true but like I said I don't have blue eyes and I can handle pain like a champ I can handle more pain than 10 blue eyed girls or guys just by myself I am one of the toughest Little Women on this planet

  2. My son came home from school when he was 12 and told me, " Mom, you will go blind sooner than others if you dont wear sunglasses because you have blue eyes. "
    I wear my sunglasses religiously. 😎
    As a blue-eyed person, I find really dark eyes fascinating. We always notice what we don't have, I suppose.

  3. Do blue/green eyes or just green. Sometimes my eyes look more blue… more grey… or more green… and folks looking at my eyes at the same time often disagree what color they are… for teal… they will argue about it. Lol! To me they most often are a light celery green.

  4. Blue Eyes across Europe (correct numbers unlike those on Wikipedia or World Atlas)

    Estonia 52%

    Ireland 50%

    England 44%

    Belarus 42%

    Germany 39%

    Poland 38%

    Slovenia 28%

    Hungary 24%

    Romania 18%

    Serbia 17%

    Spain 16%

    Bulgaria 15%

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