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Old 11-27-2012, 06:24 PM
 
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There are some Finns who do have slanted eyes.
Epicanthic folds are relatively common throughout the Nordic countries.
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Old 09-26-2014, 06:43 AM
 
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I'm an asian and I don't have slanted eyes, more like half-asian and half-round. I'm also left handed and no one in my family (that I know of) has this. I also have olive skin, not like my sisters. Two of my sisters who are twins have fair skin and my biggest sister has tan skin. When I clasp my hands together my left thumb goes over my right. Oh and I also have an outtie bellybutton which I don't like :c
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Old 09-26-2014, 02:27 PM
 
Location: El Dorado County, Ca
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I have five siblings and I am the only who has curly hair as well as being left handed. Turns out the great-grandfather who I knew nothing about until I got into genealogy had curly hair. At least 3 of my great grandparents were left-handed( not sure of the handedness of one set of great grandparents). I can see some other physical traits in my ancestors in myself but I don't think I bear a strong resemblance to any of them. However one of my younger brothers, dad, and grandfather all looked quite a bit alike at a certain age in childhood.

My siblings and I are pretty diverse. My two older siblings and I have blue eyes and had blond hair as infants. My three younger siblings all have brown eyes. Our dad has blue eyes and our mom brown eyes. Three siblings have asthma and they also seem to be more sensitive to the sun than the rest of us I recently found out a gg grandfather died of asthma related causes.
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Old 09-27-2014, 01:50 AM
 
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My paternal aunt has a large birthmark on her upper outer left thing. A "cafe au lait" mark that is at least 5 inches. My only female cousin on that side has one in the EXACT same place but smaller and a little less dark. I also have one in the EXACT same place but only about 2 inches and much lighter.

I have never heard of birthmarks being inherited in such a way.

I used to fantasize that i was "switched at birth" but my fantasy couldn't last long w evidence like this!
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Old 09-28-2014, 12:03 PM
 
Location: The analog world
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Red hair is a mix of brown and blond.

Green eyes are a mix of brown and blue.
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There are two types of melanin responsible for hair color. Eumelanin is a dark pigment responsible for brown to black hair. Pheomelanin is responsible for the varying shades of red hair, along with the appearance of rose-hued body tissues like your lips. Along the range of redheads, strawberry blondes have little to no eumelanin and a small amount of pheomelanin. Bright gingers have little to no eumelanin and a lot of pheomelanin. Auburns have a moderate amount of eumelanin and a lot of pheomelanin. True blonde hair, btw, indicates absence of both types of melanin.

Blue eyes indicate the absence of eumelanin. If you view the lens of a blue-eyed person from the side, you will see no pigment at all. The blue results from Rayleigh scattering, the same phenomenon that makes our sky appear blue. The appearance of green eyes means that the iris' stroma layer is tinted yellow by pheomelanin (lipochrome), which when combined with Rayleigh scattering makes for emerald peepers. Green eyes are more common for women than men.

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