Thursday, January 31, 2008

Blue Eyed People Didn't Exist 10,000 yrs Ago

A team at the University of Copenhagen have tracked down a genetic mutation which took place 6-10,000 years ago and is the cause of the eye color of all blue-eyed humans alive on the planet today.

What is the genetic mutation?


“Originally, we all had brown eyes”, said Professor Eiberg from the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine. “But a genetic mutation affecting the OCA2 gene in our chromosomes resulted in the creation of a “switch”, which literally “turned off” the ability to produce brown eyes.” via

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Lee Doyle said...

That's so interesting. But I don't understand why they made his eyes blue....

Anyway, now i can come out with this random fact that we all started off with brown eyes.

blargumentor said...

So that means Hitler and all those arians ware actually mutants!! I knew it... Put em all back in the sewers!! Nah im kidding...my eyes are some hazel puke color...

Blogsters said...

Good point Blarg!! I never thought of that! Just like immigrants taking away the Native American land and calling it White America...kinda.

Angelika said...

Ew, that needle in the eye is scary & gross!