Monday, November 8, 2010
74% of hottest people of mixed race
They must be talking about me. I'm totally mixed race. Irish and German. Before you go and say that they are both white, I have to disagree with you. It's very eggshell and off-white thank you very much.
But in all seriousness, it's very Darwin. Psychologist at Cardiff University asked subjects to rate the attractiveness of facial photos of 1205 men and women who were black, white, or of any mix of races. The mixed races were far more popular.
"Darwin believed that crossbreeding (love when we are talked about like the animals we are) within a species leads to offspring that are genetically fitter than their parents. " - said the Briliant psychologist Michael B Lewis. Got to love a psychologist who's job is to ask 'do you think they are pretty? And them?'
Personally, I love this! I 100% agree! I guess I can kiss my KKK membership card goodbye. Oh wait, I did that when I married my Brazilian husband. Brazilians are the most mixed people in the world! They have a little native, African, European, onion, and garlic. A little bit of everything. And they are either horribly unattractive or very doable. Alright, that is a sweeping generalization, but isn't most of my blog and this study as well. But I think we can easily say that Brazilians are a good looking bunch.
In all honesty, I do think there is something behind it. Interbreeding too much was the downfall of the English. I mean, what else could explain those teeth! Joking, joking. Come on, totally joking... really, I swear.
Does crossbreeding really make us stronger? More attractive?
I have to say, I totally agree with the more attractive thing and crossbreeding sounds like a fun, calorie burning activity. What are your thoughts?
Here's the original article: Mixed race people perceived as more attractive