THE MELANESIAN OF SOLOMON ISLANDS: 'THE WORLD`S ONLY BLACK BLONDES'.

I read about this months ago in the Science Daily, and thought I should share with you about these beautiful Melanesian people.  The Melanesian people are from the Solomon Islands  and are the WORLD'S only black blondes!

Just to make life easy and incase your asking yourself where Solomon Island is check out the picture below is a map showing you where these beautiful are located in the world. 
In the world, blond hair is exceptionally rare among those without European heritage. However, Melanesians of the Solomon Islands are one of the few non-European people and the only dark-skinned group of people outside Australia known to have blond hair.

Just take a look at these awesome pictures below!
 The odd combination has got scientists wondering about how such a color combo develops over time. According to the Global Financial Newswires, many scientists have long thought that their blonde hair was a result of a diet high in fish, perhaps bleaching by the sun and salt water, or a reminder of the island’s historic relations with people of European descent.
 In fact, the blonde Melanesians have blonde that is unique solely to them. According to the study in which scientists compared 43 blonde hair islanders to 42 dark hair islanders, blonde Melanesians have a variant of a native gene called TYRP1 that plays an important role in the melanin biosynthetic pathway. This variant is completely separate from what causes blonde hair in Europeans, and doesn’t even exist in the European genetic set.
What’s truly beautiful in this fascinating discovery, as so perfectly stated by the study author Sean Myles, a geneticist at Nova Scotia Agricultural College, is that “it’s a great example of convergent evolution, where the same outcome is brought about by completely different means.” 
 And that makes hair of all textures, types and colors absolutely unique and absolutely beautiful.












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