Poll Eye Color

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Marynator, Apr 15, 2018.

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What is your eye color?

  1. Brown

    18 vote(s)
    30.0%
  2. Hazel

    9 vote(s)
    15.0%
  3. Blue

    20 vote(s)
    33.3%
  4. Green

    10 vote(s)
    16.7%
  5. Grey

    3 vote(s)
    5.0%
  6. Amber

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Other

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. UncleRogi

    UncleRogi Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Yes. Yes it does.

    :p

    (My folk are Welsh)
    Cymri!
     
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  2. J.T.B.

    J.T.B. Rear Admiral Premium Member

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    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.
     
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  3. Kor

    Kor Admiral Admiral

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    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!

    Kor
     
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  4. UncleRogi

    UncleRogi Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    What can you do? The wife is ALWAYS right...

    :whistle: ;)
     
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  5. MacLeod

    MacLeod Admiral Admiral

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    The poll makes interesting reading with blue leading the way despite brown being the dominant eye colour.
     
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  6. Santaman

    Santaman Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Something between dark grey and blue, add a little amount of brighter specs and a tiny bit of green..
     
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  7. Locutus of Bored

    Locutus of Bored A Nation in Distress Moderator

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    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.
     
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  8. pl1ngpl0ng

    pl1ngpl0ng Commander Red Shirt

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    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.
     
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  9. Kilana2

    Kilana2 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    My father has blue eyes. My mother green eyes. I got my mother's green eyes and my father's week eyesight :shrug:
     
  10. Dimesdan

    Dimesdan Living the Irish dream. Premium Member

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    I have brown eyes, Mrs-Dimesdan has Blue/Grey eyes.
     
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  11. Janeway’s Girl

    Janeway’s Girl Commodore Commodore

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    I’d rather not discuss the things I sense. :shifty:
     
  12. BillJ

    BillJ Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Brown. I'm full of shit.
     
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  13. Spot261

    Spot261 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    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 :shrug:
     
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  14. Kilana2

    Kilana2 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    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.
     
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  15. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Rear Admiral Moderator

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    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.

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    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%.
     
  16. Marynator

    Marynator Logic Lady Premium Member

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    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.
     
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  17. Spot261

    Spot261 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    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.
     
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  18. SPCTRE

    SPCTRE Badass Admiral

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    (Dark) Green
     
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  19. pl1ngpl0ng

    pl1ngpl0ng Commander Red Shirt

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    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.
     
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  20. Marynator

    Marynator Logic Lady Premium Member

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    I remember reading that about him! Some people really do have mixed eye color, it is so amazing.
     
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