Amazing Boy Can See In Complete Dark!
Here’s the link to an article about him:
Chinese Boy with Ability to See in Pitch Black Stuns Medics
A young boy in China named Nong has the ability to see in almost complete darkness, making him the first human of record to be able to see in the dark.
Many animals have this ability, and like those animals, Nong is able to see in the dark because his eyes have a thin layer of cells called the tapetum lucidum.
Being able to see in the dark may or may not have any modern evolutionary advantages, but it’s not hard to imagine that if he were born a million years ago, being able to see in the dark might have given Nong a few advantages when it came to things like hunting at night. Hard to know for sure.
In any event, it’s just one more bit of evidence that we, as a species, are continually mutating and potentially evolving in a variety of ways, some useful and some not.