Pop Culture
Dec 17, 2009, 05:01AM

Why are northern Europeans so white?

Turns out, it's way more complicated than you think.

"White," of course, is a a social designation. The question really is, "Why are northern Europeans depigmented?" Here is a map of human skin tone. The natives of northern Europe are oddly light-skinned. They are paler than anyone else on earth.


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