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.

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  1. 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

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