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Old 10-11-2013, 09:39 PM
 
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Though many stereotype German as "perfect blonde Nordics", it's not true there are dark-haired people in Germany. Most people are still indoctrinated with old theories. Yes there are plenty of blonde people in northern Germany, but this decreases as you move away from that area. Not all Germans are blonde. O.K. Marina_ 1976!

Another German woman

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/...8_2392585b.jpg

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Old 10-11-2013, 09:42 PM
 
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Must be a Turkish gastarbeiter....

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Old 10-12-2013, 11:26 PM
 
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Must be a Turkish gastarbeiter....
Are you falling for the "Nazi theory" that all Germans have blonde hair and blue eyes! [/quote]
 
Old 10-13-2013, 02:03 AM
 
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Are you falling for the "Nazi theory" that all Germans have blonde hair and blue eyes!
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Why, do you have more pictures of blonds to spare?
I am all eyes)))
 
Old 10-13-2013, 06:53 PM
 
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Here is my scientific contribution to your extensive collection of blondism, Saxonwold;
File, classify and stock in your closet as usual;



P.S... And no, I don't think that all Germans supposed to be blond))))

PS. PS. Note to the modes; I assure you no "copyright violation" thingy in this case)))

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Old 10-14-2013, 01:27 AM
 
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I am American that is of 100% Irish ancestry...I am light blonde/blue eyes...I am paler/lighter then either of my parents who are/were brown haired with hazel and dark brown eyes...so skin color can vary even by family...so I don't know how you can really pick one country as being the fairest...
This is only done in terms of the ratio of the lightest skin types, whichever nation has the highest ratio of skin types I and II is the palest. Obviously there would be variations within each family and population on individual basis as you have pointed out in your own family, but this is not important as we look at the over-all frequency of light skin types. When it is quoted that Scandinavians are the blondest people as a group, it doesn't mean every single Scandinavian is blonde, but the ratio of blondes are higher than anywhere else. It is that easy to comprehend. The following criteria: skin type I(Pale white skin, always burn never tans), type II(white skin, burns easily and tans minimally), type III(white skin, burns minimally and tans easily), type IV(light brown/olive skin, burns minimally, tans easily). Indigenous Europeans mostly rank from I to IV, For example in Italy, according to studies done, the most common type is IV(44%), followed by type III. In Sweden it is type III(62.7%), followed by type II. Thus we could say that Swedish people as a whole are paler than Italians! However within the populations or on individual basis, there are Italians who are paler than Swedes or Swedes who could be darker than Italians. So yes on that basis, one can pick a country or group as being the fairest. [/quote]
 
Old 10-14-2013, 01:45 PM
 
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I am American that is of 100% Irish ancestry...I am light blonde/blue eyes...I am paler/lighter then either of my parents who are/were brown haired with hazel and dark brown eyes...so skin color can vary even by family...so I don't know how you can really pick one country as being the fairest...
EXACTLY! Somebody talking some sense at last :-)
 
Old 10-15-2013, 11:41 PM
 
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EXACTLY! Somebody talking some sense at last :-)
Are you afraid of saying that you are pale? Even Native Americans referred to the colonists as "pale faces" or "the pale people". I never denied that skin tone could vary in a family. You just are too unscientific to understand anything I write.
 
Old 10-16-2013, 12:04 AM
 
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I am skin type III.

(And I am scientific. )
 
Old 10-18-2013, 12:12 AM
 
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Freckled people are also among the palest people on earth.
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