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Become some sort of Aquatic Animal

A vitreous solution allows your eyes to float out of your head while the muscles of the eye sockets extend and retract them by their ocular nerves through their aquatic environs.
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Simply by wearing the vitreous solution containing goggles, the human eyeball is allowed to float in the socket until the ocular nerve grows long enough, encouraged by constant stretching by muscle flexion in response to observed stimuli.

Once this happens the eyballs can escape the socket and enjoy greater movement throughout the volumous goggles. The wearer who has grown extending their eyeballs from an early age exercises remarkable muscular control as the eyballs dart around.

rcarty, May 31 2012

Marty Feldman http://www.google.c...=0CGIQ9QEwAA&dur=47
for those who don't know him [blissmiss, Jun 01 2012]

The Straight Dope http://www.straight...ll-put-your-eye-out
[Phrontistery, Jun 02 2012]

Halfway there http://www.youtube....watch?v=YDIGDNQ-fbY
[Phrontistery, Jun 02 2012]


       Well, obviously this is a sensible idea. I am only marginally skeptical of the ability of muscles (which are entirely contractile) to control an extracranial eyeball.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 31 2012

       Been on a trip recently, [rcarty]?
UnaBubba, May 31 2012

       So recently it's right now.
rcarty, May 31 2012

       So, I wouldn't have to use my neck to raise my head a bit upwards, when I want to look at the sky? Nice.
Inyuki, May 31 2012

       By the use of these goggles, I looked myself in the eye this morning and said...
not_morrison_rm, May 31 2012

       Aquatic Marty Feldman.
skinflaps, Jun 01 2012

blissmiss, Jun 01 2012

       The obvious gain is you can turn and look at your own face. However given the snaileyes I doubt I would want to...
oscil8, Jun 01 2012

       Isn't there an African tribe out there that does this?
Cuit_au_Four, Jun 02 2012

       Couldn't this same effect be accomplished via a sharp blow to the back of the head? I've seen it happen to dogs, usually after being hit by a car.
Alterother, Jun 02 2012


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