Friday, July 12, 2013

Different Colored Eyes Day (July 12th)

Different Colored Eyes Day
Different Colored Eyes Day
Photo Cred: @taralindner
July 12th is Different Colored Eyes Day!
The origin of Different Colored Eyes Day is currently unknown, but it was most likely created by someone with heterochromia iridum. This holiday celebrates heterochromia iridum, also called heterochromia iridis or simply heterochromia, which is a difference in coloration of the iris. In complete heterochromia, one iris is a different color from the second iris. In partial heterochromia or sectoral heterochromia, part of one iris is a different color from the rest of that same iris. Different Colored Eyes Day also celebrates diversity of eye color! Popular eye colors include brown, hazel, grey, blue, and green.

Heterochromia Iridum - Different Colored Eyes Day
Heterochromia Iridum
Photo Cred: @mitchelljamesgerber
Celebrate this weird holiday by looking into the mirror and appreciating how beautiful your eyes are! Start a conversation with friends about eyes and eye colors. While you're at it, wish your friends a "Happy Different Colored Eyes Day!" During breakfast, peek through the center of a doughnut! Wink at someone today! Look into your significant other's eyes and express your love. Open your eyes underwater to see things from a different perspective. Try to maintain eye contact with whoever you are talking to for as long as you can before one of you looks away. However you decide to spend Different Colored Eyes Day, we hope you gain a better appreciation for eye color!

Different Colored Eyes Day Fun Facts:
  • Less than 1% of the world population has heterochromia iridum (different colored eyes).
  • Famous people with heterochromia iridum include Alexander the Great, Alice Eve, Christopher Walken, Dan Aykroyd, Jane Seymour, Jessica Cauffiel, Kate Bosworth, Kathleen Wilhoite, Mila Kunis, Simon Pegg, and more!
  • Brown is the most common eye color in the world. Over 55% of the world population has brown eyes!
  • Green is the rarest eye color in the world. Only 1-2% of the world population has green eyes!
  • In some cases, people with albinism can have eyes that appear to be red, pink, or purple!

Different Colored Eyes Day Jokes:
  • How do you know if carrots are beneficial for your eyes?
    • Have you ever seen a rabbit with glasses? I didn't think so.
  • What happened to the optician who fell into the lens grinder?
    • He made a spectacle of himself.
  • I have an eye, but I can't see. What am I?
    • A needle.
  • Pick Up Lines: "Your eyes are bluer than the Atlantic Ocean, and baby, I'm lost at sea." ... "Have you ever been told that your eyes are clear like the ocean? I can see straight into your soul." ... "Your earrings are like mirrors that reflect moonlight straight into your eyes." ... "I think you've got something in your eye. Never mind, it's just a sparkle." ... "I discovered why the sky was grey today. All the blue is in your eyes." ... "There are many fish in the sea, but you're the only one that caught my eye."
  • A nurse walks into the doctor's personal office and says, "Doctor, there is a man in the waiting room with a glass eye named Brown." The doctor replies, "What does he call his other eye?"

Different Colored Eyes Day Quotes:
  • "Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye."
    • H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  • "The eye of a human being is a microscope, which makes the world seem bigger than it really is."
    • Khalil Gibran
  • "The eye of the master will do more work than both his hands."
    • Benjamin Franklin
  • "Every closed eye is not sleeping, and every open eye is not seeing."
    • Bill Cosby
  • "Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?"
    • Leonardo da Vinci

Different Colored Eyes Day Destinations:

This holiday has also been called: National Different Colored Eyes Day, International Different Colored Eyes Day, Different Color Eyes Day, National Different Color Eyes Day, and International Different Color Eyes Day!

July 12th is also Cow Appreciation Day, Eat Your Jello Day, National Pecan Pie Day, Paper Bag Day, and Simplicity Day!

Different Colored Eyes Day is celebrated in July which is: National Anti-Boredom Month, National Blueberry Month, National Cellphone Courtesy Month, National Grilling Month, National Hot Dog Month, National Ice Cream Month, and National Vacation Rental Month!

Do you have another interesting fact or joke about Different Colored Eyes Day or eye color? Leave a comment below and tell us what you think! We might even add your information to this article!

3 comments:

  1. Last year's Pina Colada day party was forced indoors due to invasion by mosquitoes. This year's party will be mosquito free as I located their source & have destroyed it. Anyone enjoying Pina Coloda day outdoors I strongly recommend patrolling your outdoor area 1st following up with plenty of citronella. This year we'll be able to enjoy our lovely fire & nice weather. Enjoy all you fellow Pina Colada day celebraters.

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  2. Different Colored Eyes Day Fun Facts:
    •Less than 1% of the world population has heterochromia iridum (different colored eyes).
    •Famous people with heterochromia iridum include Alexander the Great, Alice Eve, Christopher Walken, Dan Aykroyd, Jane Seymour, Jessica Cauffiel, Kate Bosworth, Kathleen Wilhoite, Mila Kunis, Simon Pegg, and more!
    •Brown is the most common eye color in the world. Over 55% of the world population has brown eyes!
    •Green is the rarest eye color in the world. Only 1-2% of the world population has green eyes!
    •In some cases, people with albinism can have eyes that appear to be red, pink, or purple!

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