Why long eyelashes are bad news

January 12, 2015 3:01 PM

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Why long eyelashes are bad news

Long lashes may be alluring, but watch out: A new study says they funnel air into the eye rather than protect it, Today reports. Researchers started off by measuring animals' eyelashes, which were always one-third the width of the eye.

Such natural lashes apparently protect against dirt and drying by creating an area of stagnant air in front of the eye. Researchers then studied synthetic lashes attached to artificial eyes made from aluminum caps filled with water, Science reports.

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