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eternal_spirit
23-09-2010, 02:24 PM
My proof is when I look at the people I know and have known over the years, very few have green eyes. I could count them on one hand.

I don't think there was one girl in the whole year at my School (long time ago memory maybe fading)

There was two boys with green eyes, me being one of them.

Why so rare?

Green eyes have been making a comeback in recent years in movies /TV and music.

Katy Perry, erm that's the only one I can think of at the mo though:confused:

eternal_spirit
23-09-2010, 02:26 PM
Oh yeah both my parents have green eyes which is probably rare for two people to marry or be in a relationship to have green eyes.
Even my Mum's maiden name had the word green in there (wasn't just the name green btw).

Probably a coincidence.

chillwill
23-09-2010, 02:31 PM
I have wondered that myself. I think blue eyes and green eyes are beautiful.

and im stuck here with Brown:rolleyes:

bennett211085
23-09-2010, 02:32 PM
green eyes mean your lame, sorry

eternal_spirit
23-09-2010, 02:33 PM
In the whole street there is me and my next door neighbour. The next street I know one family the same. And I know most of the people who live locally, by sight alone one can tell.

eternal_spirit
23-09-2010, 02:34 PM
green eyes mean your lame, sorry
Aww thought I may have been special for a mo :p

Or a special genetic freak!

haukipesukone
23-09-2010, 02:46 PM
Proof of superior reptilian genes?

That was a joke.

I guess green eyes is a very recessive gene.

synergy777
23-09-2010, 02:46 PM
eye colour is due to pigmentation levels, and the light they absorb/reflect.

i personally like brown eyes, and green eyes.

i find some blue eyes scary, vampire like, but i've probably read too much vampire comics as a child, lol

as for the science, blue/green eyes, and blonde hair are recessive gene traits, black/brown hair and eyes are the dominant ones.

it also depends on the dna exchanged eg chromosones from the two parents, and if they have a match for certain characteristics, then the offspring will inherit them, its nothing to do with eugenics/racial superiority, or the alien/reptillian rubbish.

chillwill
23-09-2010, 02:50 PM
green eyes mean your lame, sorry

Haha! well i guess that settles it.

squishy ball
23-09-2010, 02:51 PM
I have green eyes :D

bazil brazeel
23-09-2010, 02:52 PM
did know a guy who had one blue and one green eye.
big trouble in little china.has 2 green eyed women.

beldazar
23-09-2010, 03:03 PM
I have wondered that myself. I think blue eyes and green eyes are beautiful.

and im stuck here with Brown:rolleyes:

B rown eyes are lovely.

My sis has green eyes but they used to be blue :confused:

leftf1eld
23-09-2010, 03:12 PM
Why so rare?


It's all to do with genetics. Some genetic traits are said to be dominant, others recessive e.g. Brown eyes are dominant over blue eyes. So a brown eyed father and blue eyed mother will more than likely produce a brown eyed off-spring. But there is still a chance that child would have blue eyes or even green just much less chance.

This article explains it pretty well
http://www.thetech.org/genetics/ask.php?id=2

synergy777
23-09-2010, 03:15 PM
my perfect mix would be a woman with black/brown hair, brown skin and green eyes.

that camilla belle, in the film 10,000 bc, is pretty perfect.

twisted britain
23-09-2010, 03:50 PM
Blue eyes for me :p

griffinman
23-09-2010, 03:55 PM
as for the science, blue/green eyes, and blonde hair are recessive gene traits, black/brown hair and eyes are the dominant ones.

it also depends on the dna exchanged eg chromosones from the two parents, and if they have a match for certain characteristics, then the offspring will inherit them, its nothing to do with eugenics/racial superiority, or the alien/reptillian rubbish.
just for the update.
The genetics of eye color are complicated, and blue color is determined by multiple genes. Some of the eye-color genes include EYCL1 (a green/blue eye-color gene located on chromosome 19), EYCL2 (a brown eye-color gene) and EYCL3 (a brown/blue eye-color gene located on chromosome 15). The once-held view that blue eye color is a simple recessive trait has been shown to be wrong
:D
Eye color - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

scooby doo
23-09-2010, 03:58 PM
Cause cats keep nicking em :D

Really though not a clue. Knew a girl once with big green eyes though and jet black hair. She was great :cool::)

the_gent
23-09-2010, 04:06 PM
Mine are naturally green, but can drift between blue and grey depending on my mood. I shit you not :D

beldazar
23-09-2010, 04:10 PM
The once-held view that blue eye color is a simple recessive trait has been shown to be wrong


Interesting......

moving finger
23-09-2010, 04:15 PM
It's all to do with genetics. Some genetic traits are said to be dominant, others recessive e.g. Brown eyes are dominant over blue eyes. So a brown eyed father and blue eyed mother will more than likely produce a brown eyed off-spring. But there is still a chance that child would have blue eyes or even green just much less chance.

This article explains it pretty well
http://www.thetech.org/genetics/ask.php?id=2

^This.

You have a pair of genes that control your eye colour - one from each parent.

Brown eyed genes will always dominate any other, so brown eyed parents could have one dominant brown eyed gene (B) and one blue eyed recessive gene (b), giving each the eye colour gene code Bb.

Most of the time those genes will combine either as BB, or Bb, in which case brown eyed offspring will result.

If both blue eyed genes combine (bb), then it's possible for two brown eyed parents to have a blue eyed child.

If the milkman is involved, it's anyone's guess.

eternal_spirit
23-09-2010, 05:09 PM
Green eyed monster is someone who is jealous. Why green and not blue or brown? Oh yeah remembered "blue eyed devil."
Turn green with envy, I mean wtf LOL. :D

All eye colours can be attractive.

What does recessive genes mean:confused:

The once-held view that blue eye color is a simple recessive trait has been shown to be wrong

thegatherer
23-09-2010, 05:48 PM
My proof is when I look at the people I know and have known over the years, very few have green eyes. I could count them on one hand.

I don't think there was one girl in the whole year at my School (long time ago memory maybe fading)

There was two boys with green eyes, me being one of them.

Why so rare?

Green eyes have been making a comeback in recent years in movies /TV and music.

Katy Perry, erm that's the only one I can think of at the mo though:confused:


I have read in the past while looking into Iridology (that's a way of diagnosing illness by studying the Iris...the Iris being the bit where the colour is) that the only pure eye colours are blue and brown.
The green colour is an abnormality (may not be the best word for it) and may indicate blockages etc in the body...green eyes should really either be blue (most likely)or brown but placques form over the original colour making them appear green.
I dont want to upset anyone with green eyes but I'm pretty sure this what Iridologists believe.

concordewarrior
23-09-2010, 05:50 PM
I have green eyes. :D

eternal_spirit
23-09-2010, 06:05 PM
Evolved from cats. As good a theory as apes...almost.

magenta_moonshadow
23-09-2010, 06:19 PM
Evolved from cats. As good a theory as apes...almost.

Not all cats have green eyes - many have orange!

killuminatiist
23-09-2010, 06:26 PM
Blue for me, they go from light blue, to dark blue, there like super blue if ive been drinking the night before and im on a hangover.

godgoo
23-09-2010, 06:28 PM
My proof is when I look at the people I know and have known over the years, very few have green eyes. I could count them on one hand.

I don't think there was one girl in the whole year at my School (long time ago memory maybe fading)

There was two boys with green eyes, me being one of them.

Why so rare?

Green eyes have been making a comeback in recent years in movies /TV and music.

Katy Perry, erm that's the only one I can think of at the mo though:confused:

Well I have golden green outer, but not green iris. The green shows more on a sunny day. The green pigment gets charged up through the day. Golden green outer is common though, hazel iris.

godgoo
23-09-2010, 06:32 PM
Evolved from cats. As good a theory as apes...almost.

Where does the male beard come from?

thegatherer
23-09-2010, 06:34 PM
Where does the male beard come from?

Generally the cheeks, chin area and upper lip.;)

godgoo
23-09-2010, 06:37 PM
Generally the cheeks, chin area and upper lip.;)

Hehehehe, :)

Why would a beard grow so long?

blackstar76
23-09-2010, 06:50 PM
I have green eyes. I think all eye colors are beautiful. Browns are nice on women but they are hard to see through. It is like a looking into the eyes of a great white. Almost like there is nothing on the inside. From past dating I have learned that browns eyes are the least loyal.

godgoo
23-09-2010, 07:00 PM
My proof is when I look at the people I know and have known over the years, very few have green eyes. I could count them on one hand.

I don't think there was one girl in the whole year at my School (long time ago memory maybe fading)

There was two boys with green eyes, me being one of them.

Why so rare?

Green eyes have been making a comeback in recent years in movies /TV and music.

Katy Perry, erm that's the only one I can think of at the mo though:confused:

What color are your mother and fathers eyes?

freedom1st
23-09-2010, 07:30 PM
Mine are naturally green, but can drift between blue and grey depending on my mood. I shit you not :D

Well I believe you, mainly because my eyes do the same thing. :D

tinyint
23-09-2010, 07:30 PM
i find some blue eyes scary, vampire like, but i've probably read too much vampire comics as a child, lol


Such as these...

http://media.supereco.com/media/2009/02/23/320w/hillary-clinton-secretary-of-state.jpg

http://www.s9.com/images/portraits/33455_Blair-Tony-Charles-Lynton19530506--.jpg

http://www.g-8.de/Content/DE/StatischeSeiten/G8/Lebensl_C3_A4ufe/Bilder/george-w-bush,property=poster.jpg

http://data.motor-talk.de/data/galleries/541186/217423/angela-merkel-cdu.jpg

http://i.thisislondon.co.uk/i/pix/2009/04/nick-clegg-415x275.jpg

http://www.topnews.in/law/files/david-cameron1.jpg

http://diepresse.com/images/uploads/8/7/3/419955/schaeuble20081004113834.jpg

http://diepresse.com/images/uploads//1/3/5/450869/u__KarlTheodor_zu_Guttenberg.jpg

http://www.fundamentalismusdebatte.de/images/alfred-rosenberg.jpg

...there are much more examples.

I find them stone cold looking, sort of non-human. Somehow evil radiating. Difficult the describe, but they give me goose bumps. :confused:

theabominablephenomenon
23-09-2010, 07:33 PM
Iago: Oh Beware, my lord, of jealousy. 'Tis the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on.
-Othello

killuminatiist
23-09-2010, 07:33 PM
Such as these...

http://media.supereco.com/media/2009/02/23/320w/hillary-clinton-secretary-of-state.jpg

http://www.s9.com/images/portraits/33455_Blair-Tony-Charles-Lynton19530506--.jpg

http://www.g-8.de/Content/DE/StatischeSeiten/G8/Lebensl_C3_A4ufe/Bilder/george-w-bush,property=poster.jpg

http://data.motor-talk.de/data/galleries/541186/217423/angela-merkel-cdu.jpg

http://i.thisislondon.co.uk/i/pix/2009/04/nick-clegg-415x275.jpg

http://www.topnews.in/law/files/david-cameron1.jpg

http://www.thefuhrerbunker.com/FBS35x.JPG

http://www.fundamentalismusdebatte.de/images/alfred-rosenberg.jpg

...there are much more examples, many from pas decades.

I find them stone cold looking, sort of non-human. Somehow evil radiating. Difficult the describe, but they give me goose bumps. :confused:

Hmmm I see what you mean actually.

tinyint
23-09-2010, 07:45 PM
Hmmm I see what you mean actually.

This two close ups just lets me shiver.

http://ais.badische-zeitung.de/piece/01/06/ae/a0/17215136.jpg


Karl Theodor zu Guttenberg
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl-Theodor_zu_Guttenberg)http://diepresse.com/images/uploads//1/3/5/450869/u__KarlTheodor_zu_Guttenberg.jpg

I can perfectly imagine both in some black fancy uniforms.

candykorn_85
23-09-2010, 07:49 PM
My mother has brown eyes, but my father has green. I inherited the brown (big suprise. :rolleyes: )

Green is quite rare, but I once saw a girl with gold eyes. Seriously, and no they weren't contacts she was only about 8 years old with the most intense gold colour I've ever seen in someone's eyes. Stunning!

candykorn_85
23-09-2010, 07:51 PM
I have green eyes. I think all eye colors are beautiful. Browns are nice on women but they are hard to see through. It is like a looking into the eyes of a great white. Almost like there is nothing on the inside. From past dating I have learned that browns eyes are the least loyal.

Oh yeah, sure. I personally am more distrustful of people with light eyes. Maybe it's genetic memory. All those fascists. :)

eternal_spirit
23-09-2010, 08:58 PM
Iago: Oh Beware, my lord, of jealousy. 'Tis the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on.
-Othello
:eek::cool:
What color are your mother and fathers eyes?
Both green!

blackstar76
23-09-2010, 09:05 PM
Oh yeah, sure. I personally am more distrustful of people with light eyes. Maybe it's genetic memory. All those fascists. :)

Yeah your probally right. I just ran into a few bad women who happened to have brown eyes. Actually when I think about it I've been screwed over by all eye colors. I withdraw my above statement.:D

I am a sucker for brown eyed women. Penelope Cruz, Selma Hayek, Holly Madison. Gorgeous eyes. You have very pretty eyes as well.

godgoo
23-09-2010, 09:05 PM
Iago: Oh Beware, my lord, of jealousy. 'Tis the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on.
-Othello

Whoever it was had blue/green color blindness.

pizdets
23-09-2010, 09:11 PM
I don't know what color my eyes are anymore, i think it depends on the day or mood. My driver license says green, but an officer of the law just recently informed they were in fact "dark blue" so I dunno.

pri01
23-09-2010, 09:20 PM
I have green/hazel eyes, strange colour really. However, I know someone who has grey eyes and it's the first time I've seen anyone with eyes of that colour. How common are they?

twisted britain
23-09-2010, 09:26 PM
I have green/hazel eyes, strange colour really. However, I know someone who has grey eyes and it's the first time I've seen anyone with eyes of that colour. How common are they?

I have read grey eyes are most common in Russia, Check out this eye colour map of Europe! :)


http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showthread.php?t=135958

francheska433
24-09-2010, 03:18 AM
I have read in the past while looking into Iridology (that's a way of diagnosing illness by studying the Iris...the Iris being the bit where the colour is) that the only pure eye colours are blue and brown.
The green colour is an abnormality (may not be the best word for it) and may indicate blockages etc in the body...green eyes should really either be blue (most likely)or brown but placques form over the original colour making them appear green.
I dont want to upset anyone with green eyes but I'm pretty sure this what Iridologists believe.


sounds like that could be true. People who are albinism tend to have red eyes

kappy0405
24-09-2010, 03:32 AM
blue eyes here..

tbh, I've always found that blue eyes are the most rare.

ufochick
24-09-2010, 03:54 AM
Interesting, I obviously have blue eyes, my husband is a natural blond (nordic blond, it's such a waste on a guy LOL) with the loveliest green eyes, they are a light green, our son has blond hair and blue eyes.

synergy777
24-09-2010, 03:13 PM
on some people blue eyes do look awesome, on some they look evil.

amber rose - they look evil on her (contact lenses), but hey i think she is sexy, so i wouldn't mind, lol

http://www.glowfoto.com/static_image/24-064404L/4729/jpg/09/2010/img5/glowfoto

http://www.imagehosting.gr/out.php/i1454765_amber-rose.jpg

mountain
24-09-2010, 03:23 PM
Interesting, I obviously have blue eyes, my husband is a natural blond (nordic blond, it's such a waste on a guy LOL) with the loveliest green eyes, they are a light green, our son has blond hair and blue eyes.

Yes thats how my friend is, long golden blonde hair with green eyes and very tall like I like 'em :p

spoons
24-09-2010, 03:25 PM
Interesting question. Mine are green at the moment. Sometimes they're blue and sometimes grey. :D

twisted britain
24-09-2010, 04:09 PM
on some people blue eyes do look awesome, on some they look evil.


http://www.imagehosting.gr/out.php/i1454765_amber-rose.jpg

They're not real. That women has some major issues in the way she sees herself.

raiden_zero
24-09-2010, 04:11 PM
Green!

synergy777
24-09-2010, 04:39 PM
they're not real. That women has some major issues in the way she sees herself.

hence i put contact lenses in brackets, lol

Mo0n5tar
24-09-2010, 04:48 PM
Erykah Badu Green eyes - YouTube

chillwill
24-09-2010, 04:49 PM
hence i put contact lenses in brackets, lol

Ha ha. I cant stand colored contact lenses. I don't mind when the ladies color their hair or use makeup, big lashes or whatever. But something about colored contact lenses bugs me. Especially if they are some of the cheaper ones that make it blatantly obvious. Bright blue lenses over dark brown eyes:rolleyes:

end rant.

twisted britain
24-09-2010, 05:19 PM
Ha ha. I cant stand colored contact lenses. I don't mind when the ladies color their hair or use makeup, big lashes or whatever. But something about colored contact lenses bugs me. Especially if they are some of the cheaper ones that make it blatantly obvious. Bright blue lenses over dark brown eyes:rolleyes:

end rant.

Black women dying they're hair blonde makes me lol.

gizmocrystal
24-09-2010, 05:21 PM
Black women dying they're hair blonde makes me lol.

Just like pale skinned women dying their hair jet black make them look ill:D

twisted britain
24-09-2010, 05:22 PM
Just like pale skinned women dying their hair jet black make them look ill:D

Tell that to Southern Europeans! :p

gizmocrystal
24-09-2010, 05:24 PM
Tell that to Southern Europeans! :p

Southern Europeans are not pale, like Northern Europeans:p

chillwill
24-09-2010, 05:28 PM
Black women dying they're hair blonde makes me lol.

Lol or snow white people with fake tans


http://www.stevenhumour.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/fake-tan-fail.jpg

gizmocrystal
24-09-2010, 05:30 PM
Lol or snow white people with fake tans


http://vichorse.com/forum/index.php?t=getfile&id=274505&private=0

Ha nice one!

lookfar
24-09-2010, 05:35 PM
Mine are green. My mums eyes are a bluey green and my dads are brown. Not sure what if that usually equates to green eyed kids, but it did this time, lol!:)

twisted britain
24-09-2010, 05:44 PM
Lol or snow white people with fake tans


http://www.stevenhumour.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/fake-tan-fail.jpg

Revolting :eek:

pri01
24-09-2010, 05:55 PM
Mine are green. My mums eyes are a bluey green and my dads are brown. Not sure what if that usually equates to green eyed kids, but it did this time, lol!:)

It doesn't matter what colour your parents eyes are. It's the gene that they pass on to you that determines your eye colour. Your mother and your father will both have to pass on the gene for green eyes for you to inheret them. It's called a recessive gene, that means it has a fifty fifty chance of being passed on by one parent yet when you need to inherit the gene from both parents it becomes a 1 in 4 chance that you will have green eyes. Hope that helps.:)

oioioi
24-09-2010, 06:26 PM
Green eyes are tastiest hence the lack of them. Next time you get the chance lick one and then compare it to any other colour eyeballs taste.

mountain
24-09-2010, 06:28 PM
Lololol :D

mountain
24-09-2010, 06:34 PM
http://i54.tinypic.com/2n8yf5e.jpg

http://i56.tinypic.com/2l95wcj.jpg

mountain
24-09-2010, 06:37 PM
Melinda Clarke

http://i56.tinypic.com/idvsba.jpg

http://i54.tinypic.com/21bvtja.jpg

camreeno
24-09-2010, 08:22 PM
You should have made this into a poll asking people what their eye color is. Personally my eyes used to be light blue as a kid but over time they seemed to have become greenish, to this sort of turquoise color.

camreeno
24-09-2010, 08:23 PM
Lol or snow white people with fake tans


http://www.stevenhumour.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/fake-tan-fail.jpgThey look like Oompa Loompas, only normal-sized.

eternal_spirit
24-09-2010, 09:02 PM
You should have made this into a poll asking people what their eye color is. Personally my eyes used to be light blue as a kid but over time they seemed to have become greenish, to this sort of turquoise color.
Okay just made a poll.

Similar to me, used to be blonde with bluish eyes (have seen pics) which turned green with orangy, gold, yellowish, brown like spots on the iris with a ring of blueish tint around the iris area - with dark hair:eek::D

nectars
24-09-2010, 10:55 PM
Got green eyes. The following are similar...

http://s.bebo.com/app-image/7925559285/5411656627/PROFILE/i.quizzaz.com/img/q/u/08/04/17/green_eyes.jpg

http://blacktokyo.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/green_eyes.jpg

They go emerald at times which I get quite the reaction from :D

just another dude
24-09-2010, 11:11 PM
Got green eyes. The following are similar...

http://s.bebo.com/app-image/7925559285/5411656627/PROFILE/i.quizzaz.com/img/q/u/08/04/17/green_eyes.jpg

http://blacktokyo.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/green_eyes.jpg

They go emerald at times which I get quite the reaction from :D

You have photoshopped eyes too? :p





Eye colour thread:

http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showthread.php?t=135958

nectars
24-09-2010, 11:20 PM
You have photoshopped eyes too? :p





Eye colour thread:


Never said they were mine, the colour is to give an idea of the change and colour itself :rolleyes:

camreeno
25-09-2010, 09:38 PM
Okay just made a poll.

Similar to me, used to be blonde with bluish eyes (have seen pics) which turned green with orangy, gold, yellowish, brown like spots on the iris with a ring of blueish tint around the iris area - with dark hair:eek::DYeah I also had blonde hair that turned brown. I miss it. :(