Many of us have common talents such as singing, cooking, or writing, while others possess unusual talents. A teenage boy in Pakistan has become the latest internet sensation after displaying his "eye-popping" talent: pushing his eyeballs beyond his eye sockets by more than 0.4 inches. Ahmed Khan, 14, learned about his newfound talent by accident. 

"Last year, I was doing something and I touched my eye and the eyeball popped out. I thought I had damaged my eye or something but realised it did not cause any harm to my eye," said Khan, the Daily Mail reported.

 

 

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The Lahore student has become very popular in school because of his "eye-popping" gift, but he admits some students are scared of him.

“Many younger kids in school run away when they see me. They are scared of my eye popping,” he said.

He added: “Even the girls in school get scared. They think that my eyes will fall out into my hands or something.”

Khan has even been interviewed by Pakistani media on his unique abilities, and has become an internet sensation on social media sites.

Khan's ability is known as "globe luxation," the complete protrusion of the eyeball from the orbit, and is a clinical rarity. It's so rare, few ophthalmologists encounter such a situation in their career. An article in the Indian Journal of Ophthalmology says it may occur with or without complete or incomplete avulsion of the optic nerve. This condition can strain blood vessels and nerves between the eyes and the head, feeling unpleasant. However, it hardly causes lasting damage.

The teen admits: "Only when I do the eye stunts for long, my eyes become a little watery but otherwise I have no problems in popping my eyes out."

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The teen's ophthalmologist has suggested for Khan to stop eye popping, but then suggested he go after the Guinness Book of World Records.

Currently, the " furthest eyeball popper " belongs to Kim Goodman of Chicago, who can pop her eyeballs 0.43 inches out of her sockets. She discovered the talent when she was hit on the head with a hockey mask, causing her eyeballs to pop out much further than usual. Ever since, she could pop them out on cue, and when she yawns.

Khan remains confident he can beat Goodman.

Khan said: "My eye popping is way better than the American woman who owns the record and I can break her record anytime."

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