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Chinese Cat-Boy Can See Perfectly in the Dark

10:07 AM


A young Chinese boy born with brilliant blue eyes - like a Siamese cat - claimed to have the ability to see in pitch darkness.

Nong Yousui from Dahua has eyes which, it is claimed, reflecting neon green when when a light is shined on them.

Nong who enjoys playing outside with his schoolmates but struggles with the bright sunlight, claims he can see perfectly clearly even in complete darkness.




His father said: 'Two weeks after he was born I was told his eyes were different.

'We took him to the hospital and told me the doctor not to worry as his eyes would be delicious when she grew up.'

To test its capabilities, the Chinese journalist recently prepared a set of questionnaires which he was able to finish in a pitch black room.

Video footage of the youngster, whose current age has not been revealed, first appeared in 2009, but only recently been taken online.



However many experts remain highly skeptical.

In animals, night vision is made ​​possible by the presence of a thin layer of cells, called the tapetum lucidum.

It showed videos of leopards or other big cats taken at night when their eyes literally glow in the dark.

Even journalists claim Nong eyes react in the same way the video footage did not appear to back up this claim.

And for such features occur in a person would require multiple mutations occur simultaneously, which experts say is impossible.



James Reynolds, a Pediatric ophthalmologist at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Nong sauggests have only extremely good vision than real night vision.

Live science.com he said: 'evolutionarily, mutations can result in differences allows for new environmental niche exploitation.

'But such mutations are modified over long periods.

'A functional tapetum someone would be as absurd as someone born with wings. It can not happen. '

Dennis Brooks, professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine told the website: 'It is hard to say what the truth is about the boy.

'A good ophthalmic examination by a physician ophthalmologist is in order, I think.'


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