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Mystery of Appalachia's 'Blue Family' solved


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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 07:53 PM

www.dailymail.co.uk said:

In the Appalachian Mountains rests a medical oddity so unusual that it at first seems a massive hoax.

Dating back to the early 1800s, an isolated family in eastern Kentucky - who can trace their roots back to a French orphan - started producing children who were blue.

As a result of a coincidental meeting of recessive genes, intermarriage and inbreeding, members of the Fugate family were born with a rare condition that made them visibly discoloured.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 08:10 PM

I remember seeing something on TV about this a few years back but I didn't know they discovered why.  Very interesting!

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 10:58 PM

Why is it that they don't have a recent picture ?

I had a laugh at this ...

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You have to expect a few genetic errors when you practice that :o

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 01:46 AM

View Posttipotep, on 16 February 2012 - 10:58 PM, said:

Why is it that they don't have a recent picture ?

I had a laugh at this ...



You have to expect a few genetic errors when you practice that :o

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Yeah, a recent picture would be cool!  Very, very interesting....

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 04:27 AM

recent pic or it's fake. That's my feelings on it.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:38 AM

does noone believe in smurfs anymore?


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Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:47 AM

So that is what is wrong with the smurfs

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:50 AM

I always thought it was because smurfette didn't put out


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Posted 17 February 2012 - 12:16 PM

I believe they were blue, but the photo looks too blue to be true.


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Posted 17 February 2012 - 01:08 PM

http://joeblog.tumbl...6766/thefugates


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Posted 17 February 2012 - 04:11 PM

In his youth, my uncle knew a guy who was blue.


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Posted 17 February 2012 - 06:32 PM

Seems pretty obvious to me. They were Chiss.


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Posted 17 February 2012 - 07:25 PM

I remember hearing about the Fugates in college in the 80's.


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Posted 17 February 2012 - 07:34 PM

View Postchubaccatron, on 17 February 2012 - 06:32 PM, said:

Seems pretty obvious to me. They were Chiss.
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 07:44 PM

Check out this fella.



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