HAVE you ever noticed that teeny-tiny hole in the corner of your eyelid?
No? Well go take a look (carefully) because a Reddit user has revealed what they’re really for, and it will blow your mind.
People have freaked out after learning what the tiny holes in their eyelids are forCredit: Wikimedia Commons
Taking to the Subreddit, Today I Learned, the user revealed the what the mysterious holes are for.
They wrote: “Today I learned that the reason we get a runny nose after crying is because the leftover fluid that wasn’t shed through tears gets drained into the nose through the ‘lacrimal point’ (that weird mysterious hole on your lower eyelid).”
Essentially the miniscule opening helps to drain away any excess fluid left by your tears which will eventually make its way out of your nose.
Officially known as the lacrimal puntum, the hole “is the anatomical site through which tears drain away from the surface of the eye” according to the NHS.
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They also shared a video from WATOP, which added: “There’s a nasolacrimal canal – through it the liquid is drained into the nose and then everything is clear.
“Yes, it’s thanks to the lacrimal points that it’s impossible to cry without all the snot. No beautiful movie crying. This is not what we asked for, evolution.”
Fellow redditors were left utterly baffled by the fact, with many admitting that it had freaked them out.
Commenting on the post, one wrote: “You know, I really enjoyed 10 seconds ago when I didn’t know about this.”
“I studied human anatomy for three years in University, and this never came up. Wtf” added another.
A third wrote: “Literally had to grab a mirror to see if I had them.”