ABOUT THIS EPISODE
From starting out as eye protection against snow blindness to helping pilots navigate the skies without being blinded by the sun, the subject of today’s episode not only protects your eyes but has also been a staple of fashion for centuries, as it turns out.
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- Why You (Now) Look Stupid Wearing Sunglasses at the Poker Table - Poker Junkie
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- Solar eclipse and your eyes: How to view an eclipse safely - All About Vision