TBT: Beautiful people of Solomon Islands – They have this very dark skin and bright blond hair. The Solomon Islands are home to people who possess the darkest skin outside of Africa.
The Solomon’s is made up of 992 islands and divided into 9 provinces. It was Alvaro de Mendana a Spanish explorer who discovered Solomon Islands. It his book ‘The discovery of the Solomon Islands by Alvaro de Mendaña in 1568’ he that made the world aware of Beautiful people of Solomon Islands. Alvaro de Mendaña expressed how amazed he was at his discovery and gave the name Solomon Islands, comparing it to the wealth of King Solomon in the bible.
The Solomon Islands are home to people who possess the darkest skin outside of Africa. Many of them have blond hair and blue eyes, something that has puzzled scientists for years. The people of the Solomon Islands have their own gene that makes their hair blonde and it is not connected to Europe in any way. Initially, it was assumed that their blond hair was passed on from European traders who were in the region centuries before.
Researchers believe that the people of Solomon’s Islands golden hair is as a result of bleaching by sun and saltwater, a diet rich in fish, slavery and the genetic legacy of Europeans or Americans. Geneticists have tried to solve this riddle through various studies and research. The question still remains, Is it as a result of European influence that makes them blond? Do they all come from one gene…..?
Solomon Islands is one of the Islands that everyone should have on their must visit list! It will be interesting to learn more…We are will keep you updated if we ever go to the Island!
Source: www.livescience.com/Solomon Islands Travels/Pinterest