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What If You Didn't Blink for a Week?

What If You Didn't Blink for a Week?

Welcome to the longest staring contest of your life. You’re about to go seven days without blinking. What device would keep your eyes forced open? How long would it take before the pain becomes unbearable? And why you might not be able to ever see again?

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00:00 Longest staring contest of your life
00:38 Why is blinking imortant?
01:53 Lid speculum
03:39 UV rays damaging your eyes
04:41 Corneal hypoxia

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