TIL Blonde hair in Melanesia is the only place on Earth outside of Europe where blonde hair is most prevalent, all people with blonde hair today descend from these primary native groups.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melanesians#Incidence_of_blond_hair_in_Melanesia

What do you think?

12 Points
Upvote Downvote


Leave a Reply
  1. I was shocked when I read this. I feel like more people should know since it’s such a cool fact and becuase the assumption I’d say
    99.9% of people out there is that if you’re blonde, you must have had European ancestry somewhere in your lineage.

    Also we’re not talking Albinism either, which is fundemtetnally different since it’s total lack of melanin
    throughout the body. Another related topic, Sub-Saharan Africans today can have blue eyes due
    to R1b (Haplogroup) European ancestors migrating back **into** Africa. Although it is rare, [it’s possible.](https://youtu.be/7GFQZuiyLP0)

Leave a Reply