TIL the black strips below the eyes of NFL players was first used by baseball legend Babe Ruth in an attempt to reduce sun glare. Although studies have not conclusively proven its effectiveness. Wearing “eye black” now is more like modern war paint. by whatilearned November 25, 2021, 2:38 pm Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye_black What do you think? 12 Points Upvote Downvote attemptBabebaseballBlackconclusivelyEffectivenesseyeeyesglarelegendmodernNFLpaintplayersprovenreduceRuthStripsstudiessunTILToday I learnedWarWearing See more Previous article WordPress security plugin Hide My WP addresses SQL injection, deactivation flaws Next article What do you call a sneaky cow? 4 Comments Leave a Reply Falcons have natural eye black for the sun glare, so i think mother nature has spoken Log in to Reply Knew what it was for originally. Didn’t know the Babe Ruth part of it. Log in to Reply I wanted to ask this on r/AskReddit so thanks Edit; typed on mobile, had a spelling mistakes Log in to Reply So the my busters tested this and it works. I think the mechanics are just that your cheeks reflect light into your eyes and if they are a dull black, it doesn’t reflect as much Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.