Interesting facts about eyelashes - small selection:
Only mammals have eyelashes.
The human eyelash "lives" for about 90 days.
The main function of eyelashes is to protect the eyes from dirt and insects.
There are about 200 eyelashes on the upper eyelid, and about 100 on the lower eyelid.
Eyelashes are one of the most important weapons of female attractiveness. Long, curled eyelashes add depth and expression to the look. Now among girls, eyelash extension is in vogue.
Long eyelashes are considered a sign of femininity in many cultures.
The embryo's eyelashes develop between the 7th and 8th week.
A person's eyelashes are renewed in about seven to eight weeks.
The color of the person's eyelashes may differ from the color of the hair.
Camels' eyelashes are surprisingly long and thick.
Hornbills have prominent feather eyelashes, an unusual feature in birds.
Women began to dye their eyelashes in ancient Egypt.
Women of Ancient Rome tinted their eyelashes with a mixture of water and crushed lead.
Egyptians and Greek women burned special sticks on clay plates and sprinkled their eyelashes with this charcoal.
In the East, antimony was used for the same purposes.
In 1917, the American company Maybelline released the first mascara, consisting of black coal and petroleum jelly, and the novelty immediately captured the hearts of women.
Physiognomy experts consider eyelashes to be an important part of our character. In the old days, eyes in a meager frame were considered a sign of an evil, cunning person, whom they tried to avoid with all their might. In the movies, negative characters or losers have such "bald" eyes.
At the moment, the owner of the longest eyelashes in the world that have grown naturally is proven to be the Indian Phuto Rav Mawli, who lives in Mesok province, which is located near Delhi, the capital of India. The length of his eyelashes is 4.7 centimeters.
With his eyelashes, if pressed against his face, he reaches up to his lower lip. This fact was established by agents of the Guinness Book of Records, with witnesses and with the preparation of a protocol, all the documents necessary for registering a record.
According to the record holder, he did not care for his property throughout his life and even in his youth he cut their hair (at the time of registering the record in 2004, Mr. Mawli was 52 years old), even more, he considered the presence of such eyelashes a shameful fact. Many peers teased him and called him half-woman, and it was not easy for a descendant of artisans born in a provincial town to put up with this. It is quite remarkable that the agents came to set a completely different record (the oldest cow in the world).
Finally, I would like to debunk the popular myth about eyelashes: if you cut your eyelashes, they will never grow back. In fact, the eyelashes will of course grow, but slowly - the complete renewal of the eyelashes takes about five months.