World Sight Day: Vision in the Animal Kingdom

Yesterday was World Sight Day – a day that focuses on eye health and ensuring equal access to care and treatment around the globe. To celebrate, I’ve put together a list of creatures that have some of the most fascinating facts when it comes to their eyes and vision. Let me know your favourite!

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6/31 Do you hear what I hear?

6. Your 5 sense right now

Well I’ve just finished watching the semi-finale for RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 8 so I’m on cloud nine right now…

Sight: It’s dark outside at the moment, so all I can see is my screen (of course) and my room, but it’s been glorious weather this week.

Hearing: After watching who made it to the top three on this seasons Drag Race (SPOILER ALERT: my two favourites Naomi Smalls and Kim Chi made it woo), I’ve decided to continue the fabulousness and am now listening (and lip-syncing) to RuPaul’s new album The Rusical… available on iTunes!

Taste: Umm… There isn’t a prominent taste taking over my palette right now but if I had to say something, it’d be toothpaste from brushing my teeth a few hours ago.

Smell: Chocolate. There’s some chocolate biscuits that are casually lingering on my desk, frequently catching my eye. Only one way to get rid of them… *nom nom*

Touch: The keys… ?!

4/31 What’s fear?

4. What are you afraid of

The usual things people are afraid of… Getting hit by a car, living life alone, spiders, losing one of my senses, having to pull all of the hair out the bath plug so the water can drain again, not picking the right flatmate to live with next…

It’s a funny thing, fear. As author H. P. Lovecraft so rightly said “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” In a nutshell, that’s what the future is… unknown. And that’s how it’ll always stay, no matter how hard people try to predict what’s in store for us… you’ve just got to roll with it. 

Super sensitive

#259: If you were forced to give up one sense, but gain super-sensitivity in another, which senses would you choose?

I don’t think I could justify which one to give up… I’ve managed to come up with well-reasoned arguments in my head for all five senses and am unable to make a decision on which I would choose, as I wouldn’t want want to lose any of them. Of course if, as I get older, I do lose one of my sense it will obviously be upsetting but that’s life… plus it wouldn’t have been my decision, so it’s different.

Feed your senses

#137: Write down the first sight, sound, smell, and sensation you experienced on waking up today. Pick the one you’re most drawn to, and write. (For a bigger challenge, pick the one you’re least drawn to.)

The first sight I woke to this morning, was the living room ceiling. Last night, my room closely resembled a sauna, so at 2am I had to accept defeat and swap my sweaty bed for the, thankfully, ice cold sofa! The first sound, was my retched 6am alarm… on a Saturday?! I don’t really recall a smell – there must have obviously been one, but it’s been a very long day (managing our stand space at the London Pet Show and quite frankly, selling my little tooshie off!). The general sensation and thoughts, were mostly surrounding exhaustion thanks to sleepless night and demanding day ahead.

I’m kind of drawn to all of them as they come as a package, not individuals, which is why I’ve written a little about each.