• Question: do carrots make u see in the dark?

    Asked by hmarshall to Jo, timcraggs on 25 Jun 2010 in Categories: .
    • Photo: Tim Craggs

      Tim Craggs answered on 25 Jun 2010:

      Good question!

      I think that this was a myth put about by the British in the second world war to hide the fact that we had radar!

      However, it turns out carrots really do give your eyes a boost because they contain beta-carotene, which the body is able to convert into vitamin A, an essential vitamin for healthy vision.

      So they do and they don’t!

    • Photo: Joanna Buckley

      Joanna Buckley answered on 25 Jun 2010:

      He he. Totally not! 🙂 It is a little lie the government made up to trick the enemy! We were using radar and to disguise the fact that we could now ‘see’ so well, they made up that the soldiers were eating carrots!