Cat Boy

Cat Boy

Health experts in China told a boy has developed a rare condition where he can see perfectly in near pitch-black conditions. He was nicknamed "Cat Boy".

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According to a newsreel from China, a young boy there possesses the ability to see in the dark. Like a Siamese cat's, his sky-blue eyes flash neon green when illuminated by a flashlight, and his night vision is good enough to enable him to fill out questionnaires while sitting in a pitch-black room.

News first broke of Nong Youhui's cat-like eyes in 2009 when the boy's father, Nong Shihua took him to a hospital in Dahua, southern China as he was worried about Youhui's bright blue eyes. Nong observed that his son's eyes remained the same color over the years but did not seem to harm the boy. The family soon got used to the abnormality.

When the boy was in school, his teacher noticed that Youhui squinted and complained about blurry vision in bright light. One of Youhui's friends told the teacher that his eyes were like a cat's and that he could see in the dark. Intrigued, the teacher shone a torchlight in Youhui's eyes and they flashed. He then invited the boy to catch crickets at night. Without using a flashlight, Youhui managed to catch some.

Rumors of his 'gift' soon spread and a few reporters got him to do tasks in a dark room, including answering some math questions. Not only did he see in the dark, but he also answered all of them correctly. Experts believe he was born with a rare condition called leukoderma which has left his eyes with less protective pigment and more sensitive to light.

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