Eye Squirting

image About a week ago Turkish construction worker Ilker Yilmaz set the world record for squirting milk out of his eye, projecting it a full 9.2 feet. The sport of eye squirting is definitely a new one to me. If someone had told me about this I would have sworn they were joking, but the story has appeared in numerous papers and there's even pictures of Yilmaz with the milk coming out of his eye. So looks like it's real. Of course, only a very few people who are born with the appropriately anomalous tear glands can participate in the sport. However, sponsors are already lining up behind it. Yilmaz, for instance, was sponsored by Kay Sut, a Turkish milk company (seeing milk spray out of some guy's eye really makes me thirsty for a glass of the stuff). Maybe someday in the future eye squirting will become an Olympic event.

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Posted on Tue Sep 07, 2004


I saw this on the Guiness Record TV show a few years ago. Two guys were squirting as far as possible to see who was the new record holder. It's definitely true, and definitely weird and disgusting...
Posted by Guillaume Choquette  on  Tue Sep 07, 2004  at  11:59 AM
I saw it on a TV show even more reliable than ripley's believe it or not. it was on the DISCOVERY CHANNEL and he uses milk because it's the least irritating to his eye.
Posted by john  on  Tue Sep 07, 2004  at  04:24 PM
The thing is definitely real. Check out some Guinness World Record Books, the previous record can be seen there.
Posted by Diego Luna-Victoria  on  Tue Sep 07, 2004  at  10:40 PM
There is a guy who did this on the TV show "Steve Harvey's Big Time". Video available at http://www.thewb.com/Faces/RateIt/0,17314,139836,00.html Third one down - labeled "This guy has a different interpretation of the long jump. Watch him in his own set of Olympics."
Posted by Kirby Bartlett-Sloan  on  Wed Sep 08, 2004  at  04:54 AM
Whose Line Is It Anyway? had a video clip of a guy doing this too.
Posted by Frederick J. Barnett  on  Wed Sep 08, 2004  at  09:58 AM
I saw some show on how this is done. The people who can do this have a defect in the valve that allows liquid to pass from the eye to the nasal passages (thing of how your nose runs when you cry). The valve should be one way from eyes to nose, but, in these people, it's a two way from eyes to nose and nose to eye. It makes opthamologists nuts because they would hate to see someone lose an eye to something causitc being shot out of the tear duct, not to mention that it's not exactly sanitary to the eye.
Posted by Ga  on  Thu Sep 09, 2004  at  12:21 PM
Over here there showed a clip on TV, which included the detail given by Ga on the faulty valve.

Anyway, "Ut's troooo, it wuz on TV"
Posted by Andy Hatt  on  Thu Sep 09, 2004  at  07:02 PM
Hello, I'm from Turkey. This is true. There are people to check if it is a trick. And also jurnalists.
Posted by Turkey-gluglu  on  Sat Sep 11, 2004  at  03:21 AM
How revolting...*yuck*I
Posted by Evey  on  Sat Sep 11, 2004  at  01:40 PM
I saw a guy drink a glass of chocolate milk with his nose.
Posted by Jacob  on  Sat Sep 11, 2004  at  09:16 PM
For sure it's true, I can do it myself! And many many people can too, but they don't know it. If you feel air coming out the corner of your eye when you sneeze or blow in a facial tissue, then you can do it.
Posted by Maxime Boutet  on  Mon Sep 27, 2004  at  01:06 PM
Definitely true. When the Guiness Book used to have a TV show that was one of the events televised.
Posted by Ken  on  Wed Sep 29, 2004  at  05:29 PM
Completely true. I can blow air out of my eye and have had beer come into my eye when laughing while trying to swallow beer...

I don't really sit at home and try to set records or anything
Posted by Dennis  on  Tue Sep 06, 2005  at  07:38 PM
Milk out the eye record as listed by 'Ripleys Believe it or Not', goes to Jim Cicion of Milford Penn 9'7"
Posted by Scott  on  Wed Sep 28, 2005  at  05:52 PM
I can feel air coming out of my eye when i blow my nose. How do i shoot milk?

Posted by mike  on  Tue Nov 22, 2005  at  12:19 PM
i can myself
Posted by wilson  on  Sun Mar 05, 2006  at  04:44 PM
Hi im new to the whole eye squirting thing and i just wasnt to know if its dangerous. Today I tried to snort water and make it shoot and it worked it was so cool ive been doing it all day
Posted by koty  on  Thu Mar 09, 2006  at  03:30 PM
I recently had a stuffy nose and an attack of the sneezes when I blew my nose to my surprise I was squirting liquid from my right eye I was mortified but it's good to know I am not alone.
Posted by Giselle Yorke  on  Wed Apr 11, 2007  at  08:44 AM
I knew this anomaly couldn't be too obscure. I can do it too, and have several times. Not everybody can, obviously, but it's much more common that people think. I'm really not sure how safe it is...a couple times I did it I felt a sharp pain in my head...that milk may be going other places too...yipes...so I really don't do it much any more.
Posted by S.N. Corry  on  Fri Aug 10, 2007  at  09:43 AM
yea this is tru........and easy......i found it out when scuba diving......i waz equalising and bubbles started coming out my mask......when on dry land its just air squirting out but if i put water or milk up my nose (dont ask me how i found this out) i can then squirt it out my eyes......its supposed to be a rare condition......cool rare.......its a good party trick though
Posted by celie  on  Tue Oct 02, 2007  at  07:51 AM
i had seen the guiness records milk shooting footage, and had known there were people who could do it. when i blow my nose, my eye often squeals, and today i found out i too can suck water up my nose and shoot it out my eye. i want to explore this more, but the pain it causes me in my ear is too alarming to try this often.
Posted by victoria  on  Tue Dec 25, 2007  at  08:39 PM
Ok, I just found out today that when I blow my nose, my left eye starts bubbling and tears come out. It's kind of freaking me out a little because I'm a smoker and I am hoping that I don't have some kind of hole in my face or something. Does anybody have any information or know where I can get answers about this. Is it dangerous, fixable, etc. Thanks.
Posted by greg kreps  on  Mon Mar 03, 2008  at  12:18 PM
Hey dudes and chicks so you all want to know how to shoot milk out of your eye? I can do it and the way to do it is to snort a liquid up your nose and lift both eye lids up and squeeze the top and bottom part of your eye and it will shoot it out for me when I get a bloody nose I use it for my eye which makes me look like the lizard that does it.
Posted by Jimmy  on  Tue Apr 01, 2008  at  02:51 PM
Like most of the people here, I found out I can do this too when I was blowing my nose and felt this funny tingling sensation in the corner of my eye. I freaked out and looked in the mirror and I was blowing tiny bubbles, but I can only do it with my left eye. I tried the milk thing and I can make milk come out but I can't shoot it any distance.

Anyway, I've heard about this before and saw it on TV years ago and thought "wow, that's really gross," only to find out I can do the same thing. Ha! They said "only a handful" of people have this ability, but from the comments by other people here, it looks like it might be more common than thought, many people just haven't discovered it yet.
Posted by Johnny  on  Thu Oct 02, 2008  at  11:01 PM
According to this blog by a medical doctor, everyone should, theoretically at least, be able to squirt milk from their eye.


Apparently, everyone has nasolacrimal ducts, which connect your eyes to your nose. This is why you have to blow your nose when you cry. If tears can come down the duct, it shouldn't be impossible make liquid go back up them.

So the media quoting over and over that "only a handful of people have this anomaly" isn't true at all. Again, everyone should be able to do it, but few ever try it and for others perhaps the duct isn't "loose" enough to do it without significant effort. That might explain why they haven't discovered this ability yet.
Posted by Maxim  on  Fri Oct 03, 2008  at  12:21 AM
I recently had a stuffy nose and an attack of the sneezes when I blew my nose to my surprise I was squirting liquid from my right eye I was mortified but it's good to know I am not alone.
Posted by Giselle Yorke in Trinidad and Tobago on Wed Apr 11, 2007 at 06:44 AM

i am with you. same thing happened to me. i went to the schools nurse. glad it's not some kind of disease.
Posted by kat  on  Sun Oct 26, 2008  at  04:12 AM
How do do that
Posted by Nathan  on  Mon Dec 15, 2008  at  10:32 AM
i can do that and im not famous<*~*>
Posted by michael  on  Fri Jul 10, 2009  at  10:26 AM
A kid at my school can do this-he was showing off today XD
Posted by 777  on  Thu Nov 19, 2009  at  07:54 PM
Yeah, one time I got out of the shower and had stuffy ears, so I held my nose and blew.. It worked at first, then I felt and saw something shoot out of my eye. I hate the feel of it, it felt so very weird. And i'm afraid of doing it again.. Personally, I think its gross. EWE.
Posted by Sammypoohs. (;  on  Fri Feb 08, 2013  at  07:53 AM
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