Carrot and eyes

Eating carrots is good for eyes?!  It is a myth. Though i never needed to test this hypothesis, i did think it to be true. Until, i read about the origin of that myth in the book ‘electric universe’ by David Bodanis.

Apparently, during  world war-II the British developed radars that could detect air planes long before they could reach the targets. This was unknown to the  German pilots who were always taken by surprise. It was during this time that the British government encouraged alternate stories of their ability to see the airplanes at long distances.   The newspapers carried leaked  reports that eating carrots enhanced vision to such an extent that one see accurately even at night!  The author supposes  that the story that carrots were good for eyes had its roots in these rumours.

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