Man falls and hits his head, and the concussion cures him of colorblindness
During football season, we hear a lot about how damaging a concussion can be -- but can it ever be a GOOD THING? Well, apparently the answer is YES or at least to 70-year-old Richard Riggs.
Richard lives in Yakima, Washington, and he recently fell and hit his head. And this is where it gets weird, because Richard has been COLORBLIND his whole life – but ever since the accident he somehow ISN'T ANYMORE!
According to one expert, it shouldn't be possible, because colorblindness is caused by a genetic defect in the eye's retina, but Richard SWEARS he can see all sorts of colors now.
So far the only explanation is that he may have suffered a concussion. Apparently, a hard hit to the head can mess with your wiring and change the way you perceive different colors. In other words, the concussion just tricked his brain into THINKING he sees colors. Whatever the reason is, Richard doesn't seem to care.
Right now he's just looking forward to his annual trip to Hawaii in March, because he'll get a whole new perspective on the, quote, "flowers . . . and the bikinis."
- Kelly Urich