i learned about the Purkinje Effect. Which states that as the lights dim, our eyes get more sensitive towards blue end of the spectrum. This is the reason why in movie theaters, chairs are usually red. In low light, red is the first color the human eye loses sight of, hence enhancing our viewing experience (x)
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But the hair was beautiful and 'of an astonishing softness upon your hand softer and finer than your thought of silk.' So even in that moment, in the midst of the 'darkness and trouble,' the recollection intrudes into the journal of how that abundant fair hair had slipped across his fingers. 'But her beauty was her eyes.'
Robert Penn Warren, from All the King’s Men (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1982)
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hi it's 3 am here and I want to know more about potoos please amuse me also your blog gives me so much happiness its unreal
potoos are nocturnal insectivorous birds in the nightjar family! they hail from south america, and I'm really sorry to tell you this, but a lot of potoos do NOT actually look like you've seen on the internet.
which, uh, might not actually be a good thing, depending on how creepy you find this:
like owls, potoo eyes CAN be yellow depending on the species, but a lot of times they're a very dark brown that makes them look like inky black pools of void.
which is fine! they're the same damn eyeballs after all, just in a different color. (and some of us are into the bird-shark look, thank you very much)
but yeah anyway I guess the moral of the story is that if you go tromping around in south america looking for muppetbirds in the bushes, just don't act shocked if you end up with a
instead of a
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