Far-Out Friday: Ocular Explosions


In June of 1932 a column appeared in newspapers across the country, entitled “Questions and Answers from Washington”.  Apparently it was a chance for everyday citizens to ask a burning question which was answered by someone in Washington, D.C.  The questions ranged from “How is Italian salami made?” to “Can fleas be trained?” – and everything in between.

One question posed was “Can a glass eye explode?”.  The answer: “A glass or porcelain eye might explode due to some chemical change in the material used, but the recorded occurrences are extremely rare.”

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