Blond Hair of Melanesians Evolved Differently Than Those of Europeans

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A new study of the people from the Solomon Islands in Melanesia, a group of islands northeast of Australia, has shown that blond hair evolved differently, genetically speaking, than in Europeans. About 5-10% of the people in Melanesia have naturally blond hair, which is the highest prevalence outside of Europe.

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99 Francs

Just saw the French movie 99 Francs with Jean Dujardin. It’s excellent. There is a song from The Choir of All Saints, a Melanesian choir, which is sublime. I listened to it five times. It’s called God Yu Tekkem Laef Blong Mi.

The song is available on a CD featuring chants from the movie the Thin Red Line.