Originally Posted by WildVolley
What about the rumors that pilots were taking blueberries during WW2 to increase vision, especially at night. Has anyone ever tested that, or is it just a folk story?
The RAF said they fed their pilots carrots to increase their levels of carotene. It was actually false, as their night time fighters actually had a new sort of radar, and the RAF didn't want the Germans to know about the technology that resulted in so many of their bombers being shot down.
actually turn your skin orange from eating too many carrots, however.