Thursday, February 26, 2009

Boy saves money on flashlights

A little boy in China named Nong Youhui will never have to hide underneath his blanket with a flashlight and comic book late at night. That's because this amazing little fellow has the ability to see in pitch-blackness with eyes that glow in the dark.

Doctors have studied Nong Youhui’s amazing eyesight since his dad took him to hospital in Dahua, southern China, concerned over his bright blue eyes. Dad Ling said: "They told me he would grow out of it and that his eyes would stop glowing and turn black like most Chinese people but they never did."

Medical tests conducted in complete darkness show Youhui can read perfectly without any light and sees as clearly as most people do during the day. Experts believe he was born with a rare condition called leukodermia which has left his eyes with less protective pigment and more sensitive to light.

Very interesting indeed. I wonder how that conversation would play out at night when his parents come to check on him in bed.

Mommy Youhui: "Nong! Yooooo go to sweep now! Yoooo know betta than to stay up so wate! Close your eyes, Nong. Nong! Close your eyes noooow!"
Nong: "Yoooo peeeepa! Always telling me what to dooooo. When I grow up, I be supa-hero! Hmph!"

Pictured below: my medical opinion on why this little boy can see in the dark

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