There have been reports floating around the internet lately about a boy in China with “cat’s eyes”. Granted, Nong has beautiful blue eyes, which is a rare sight in Asians. But is the novelty of his eye-color responsible for the claims that his eyes glow when a flashlight is shined in them and his supposed ability to see clearly in the dark, or is there really something special about Nong’s eyes aside from the color?
It is unlikely that a human could “mutate” quickly enough in a single generation to produce a tapetum lucidum – the “bright tapestry” at the back of nocturnal creatures’ eyes responsible for eyeshine. Amusingly, youtube videos are popping up now claiming that Nong is an alien-human hybrid, or “starchild”.