[@OMG FACTS #10]
You may have heard the term "crocodile tears" used to describe someone who is a false guard, but did you know that crocodiles do cry?
Tears stream for 3 reasons:
Basal tears – clean and grease up your eyes
Reflex tears – when your eyes are bothered by things like onions or dust
Emotional tears – requires no explanation!
Humans are the only species that produces emotional tears, and we produce tears when we feel an emotion strongly. Basal reflex tears are important to help us see clearly and maintain the health of our eyes.
Do you know emotional tears may contain more proteins than other tears? Studies shown that tears have a positive effect on blood pressure, heart rate and blood sugar levels.
When you cry, your nose runs too; it stops you from simply shedding tears. You might notice or hear that some people cry in public while others cry in the washroom. Crying heavily has many different health benefits, which may lead some to argue that crying more often is better.
Here are some unusual facts about TEARS: