Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Marynator, Apr 15, 2018 at 9:44 PM.
Yes. Yes it does.
(My folk are Welsh)
That sounds like me. AND I am also a little color-blind so I don't trust my own opinion! When I got my driver's license they said blue. The Navy said blue. My wife says green. Looks grayish to me.
An old friend of mine had a mild form of colorblindness. When he first met his future wife, he commented on her lovely gray eyes. She did not find this flattering at all, since her eyes are blue!
What can you do? The wife is ALWAYS right...
The poll makes interesting reading with blue leading the way despite brown being the dominant eye colour.
Something between dark grey and blue, add a little amount of brighter specs and a tiny bit of green..
The high percentage of people of Northern European descent here on the forum skews the results significantly.
Food for thought for the blue-eyed folks: We all share a common ancestor in the not-so-distant (in the grand scheme of life) past.
I got green eyes. It was interesting to see that only 2% on the global distribution are green... that was a surprise. I've even more special than I thought.
My father has blue eyes. My mother green eyes. I got my mother's green eyes and my father's week eyesight
I have brown eyes, Mrs-Dimesdan has Blue/Grey eyes.
I’d rather not discuss the things I sense.
Brown. I'm full of shit.
Blue, like Mr Blue Sky.
By the logic of value being determined by rarity I'm sexier than @BillJ but not as sexy as @Kilana2
I always wanted to have a Vorta's eye color. It is ridiculous considering Vorta eyes were meant to be purple and looked blue due to motion picture technology. I only inherited the week eyes, but not the color. BillJ is definitely sexier than me. I like brown eyes. And my green eyes are more olive-green and not sea-green.
That's probably correct (Locutus said the same thing, too), although I will be honest and thought I had heard just anecdotally that blue eyes were generally rare even in these populations, but I guess not. The sites that had the percentage breakdowns also often mentioned regional differences, so here's some information about that, if anyone is interested.
Brown - nearly everyone in Africa and Asia have this colour, and also common in Australia
Blue - common in countries around the Baltic Sea in Europe
Hazel - more common in Europe and the U.S.
Green - most common in northern and central Europe (especially in Celtic and Germanic lineages)
Gray/Silver - rare, but most common in eastern Europe
Amber - very rare, but most common in Asia and South America
Red/Pink/Violet - rare, caused by albinism
Interestingly, when going back to the pages to compile this, I did find one site that agreed with the other numbers, but also actually gave a percentage of 5% for amber... more than green! I've added it in, but again, I don't know how accurate these are.
So right now, blue is still in the lead, at 35.7%. Globally, blue is at 8%, and according to Wikipedia, in the US, blue is at 16.6%.
Thank you @Avro Arrow for the lovely research! I still wonder why grey isn't on there, lol?
Three of my grandparents were from Poland, so maybe that's where my grey eyes come from? @Kilana2 lives in Germany and she has green eyes, so there does seem to be a correlation!
Oh @Spot261 I don't feel that rarer is more valuable! Brown eyes are common but are so immensely beautiful.
Lol, I was just playing on the common riff, not actually claiming it's true!
Some of the most beautiful people I've ever met had brown eyes.
This thread made me think of David Bowie, I always thought he had one blue and one brown eye, but after a little googling, turns out he didn't. Both his eyes were blue, but after a fistfight in his youth his left pupil was permanently dilated.
I remember reading that about him! Some people really do have mixed eye color, it is so amazing.
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