TIL: James Watson, American molecular biologist and Nobel laureate, believed that higher levels of melanin in the skin increased people’s sex drive.

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  1. If I remember correctly this would be Watson of the famous Watson and Crick who shared a Nobel Prize for the discovery of DNA, and that he was partly in it in the first place hoping to find proof of supposed white superiority. A major breakthrough part of the discovery was also stolen straight up from a female scientist, Rosalind Franklin. And I seem to recall hearing that he’s the only Nobel Laureate to sell his prize.

    I’m not sure any of that is quite right though.

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