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Old 08-29-2015, 10:41 PM
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Why do so many british people do have dark hair and eyes?

I've visited the UK quite recently and it struck me how many people do have really dark hair (Id say 70-80% of males I came across had either darkbrown/black or plain brown hair) in the Isles, and brown eyes were far commoner than I though.. In the area of southern england and wales I stayed about half of the people had brown or hazel eyes.., I thought Britain was a northern european nation (racially-wise) but guess I was sort of wrong. BTW, I'm not talking about recent foriegners from south asia or caribbean nations or other parts of the world but 100% brits. almost every blonde girl I saw walking down the streets had a clear underline of dark hair, which means they were bottle blondes.


We have many examples of famous brits fitting the dark stereotype, russell brands, orlando bloom, rowan atkinson (mr bean),the 4 beatles, catherine zeta jones, tom jones, bryan May (queen), gallagher brothers (oasis), simon cowell, sean connery, jeff beck, ritchie blackmoore, cheryl cole, victoria beckham, kerry louise (porn star), robbie williams, footballers michael carrick, joe cole, john terry, frank lampard, gary cahill, etc... what about gordon brown or nick griffin? none very nordic looking or blonde..

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Sit down for this.

Even Swedes can be dark brunet. I know! Even Finns aren't really all blond and fiery red.

Even Icelandic people can have very dark hair, look at Björk!
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Old 08-29-2015, 10:54 PM
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Sit down for this.

Even Swedes can be dark brunet. I know! Even Finns aren't really all blond and fiery red.

Even Icelandic people can have very dark hair, look at Björk!
I'm talking about averages, very few people in the UK had the germanic looks or blonde hair alone (which isnt mousy or lightbrown but natural goldern hair).

I've been to most countries in europe and I've always found blondes (even those blondes with nearly white hair) to be fairly common and even dominant in some areas (specially norhtern europe, aka scandinavia,finland, netherlands and parts of germany) however in the UK I hardly came across any real blonde, and most people wasnt even light higher but had a quite dark shade or brown, plain brunette or even black hair. I saw even more blonde people in the slavic countries,such as russia, czech, poland, baltics, (in fact they are quite common there but more of a darker shade of blonde than in northern europe) than in the UK where brunette people clearly dominates the mix.

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Old 08-29-2015, 11:25 PM
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What made you pick that as your username on here, woglander?
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Old 08-30-2015, 01:31 AM
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Some Germans who are "darkies".

Ulf Kirsten

Michael Ballack

On the other hand you can find full blooded Arabs, Pakistanis, Indians, Iranians who are "light" whatever that means.

Take for instance Pakistani Senator Mateen Shah.

Skin and hair/eye colour varies even within populations. So while it tends to the lighter side in NW Europe and the darker side toward the Med and the ME/ South Asia, individuals can have variations, quite a few variations.

There is also a concentration of "dark" phenotypes in some "light" places such as the British Isles, Eastern Germany and some "light" phenotypes in otherwise "dark" places, like the Northern Afghanistan and Pakistan and some parts of the N African coast.

Ok, thats it for the factual information, back to the regularly scheduled wogism.
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Old 08-30-2015, 03:52 AM
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Britain is an absolute mongrel nation, that's all you need to know. Thousands of years of invasions, romans, vikings, french etc. and doing our best to steal and shag our way across the globe.
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Old 08-30-2015, 04:52 AM
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Both those islands are patchworks of various genetic heritages, going back to prehistory. You hear of Celtic, Saxon, Viking & Norman invasions. But they were just further additions to the melting pot.

Which is getting even meltier, thanks to former subjects of The Empire coming to stay...
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Having spent more time in Scandinavia than I care to admit, I don't think that adult blondes are even a significant minority there either. Of course compared to most of the world, they are a very common.

Bottle blondes in Scandinavia don't stand out as much because they tend to have a lighter coloring that matches the look.
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Most Germans are brunette. You'd think that would make the Nazis Aryan ideal rather awkward when even most Nazis were dark haired, but I guess no one ever stood up in a meeting and brought it up.

I have no idea what would lead anyone to think Britain has an excessive amount of blondes. Even if you've never been there, or never met anyone from there, or met anyone descended from there, or seen a shot of a crowd from there on the street or in a stadium, I'd think you'd have seen some British TV or movies at some point. Indeed, the OP listed plenty of celebrities.
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Maybe it's like with those Hollywood teeth, some cultures fake it more than others:

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Just 1 in 20 white American adults is naturally blonde, and roughly the same ratio applies to white northern Europeans. Virtually 1 in 3 white adult females dye their hair a shade of blonde
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Old 08-30-2015, 05:21 AM
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Having spent more time in Scandinavia than I care to admit, I don't think that adult blondes are even a significant minority there either. Of course compared to most of the world, they are a very common.

Bottle blondes in Scandinavia don't stand out as much because they tend to have a lighter coloring that matches the look.
For what it's worth, half of my familial background is from Norway. To the best of my knowledge, none of them are or were blonde.
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What makes the OP think Brits are "Northern European"? They're about as close to Southern Europe as Northern, historically - all those centuries of being Celtic and then Roman, a few hundred years blip of Anglo-Saxon, then back to being dominated by Normans, who were a Norse/French mix who generally are depicted as a mix of blond and brun (e.g. in Bayeux).
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What makes the OP think Brits are "Northern European"? They're about as close to Southern Europe as Northern, historically - all those centuries of being Celtic and then Roman, a few hundred years blip of Anglo-Saxon, then back to being dominated by Normans, who were a Norse/French mix who generally are depicted as a mix of blond and brun (e.g. in Bayeux).
My understanding is that the "Celtic" people moved up the western seaboard of Europe from northern Spain, and didn't necessarily all go away when the Anglo-Saxons arrived, any more than the Brythonic Celts of Scotland when the Gaelic-speakers came. Likewise, the ordinary, predominantly Anglo-Saxon, people stayed the same when the Normans came. But "Anglo-Saxons" is a term covering all sorts of people, Frisians, Jutes, Angles, Danes. And even before recorded history, there were people who moved around the world a lot more than we were taught. So a bunch of islands sitting on the crossroads of a lot of trading routes would inevitably have a fairly mixed population. FWIW, I apparently look quintessentially British, reddish hair (well it used to be), freckles, don't tan so much as burn - but quite a few generations back there there are African slaves in my genetics.

And we all come from Africa originally, anyway, don't we?
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Most Germans are brunette. You'd think that would make the Nazis Aryan ideal rather awkward when even most Nazis were dark haired, but I guess no one ever stood up in a meeting and brought it up.

I have no idea what would lead anyone to think Britain has an excessive amount of blondes. Even if you've never been there, or never met anyone from there, or met anyone descended from there, or seen a shot of a crowd from there on the street or in a stadium, I'd think you'd have seen some British TV or movies at some point. Indeed, the OP listed plenty of celebrities.
Most germans arent brunette..at least not on the way aussies, brits or americans are.. The people with darkbown/black hairor even plain brown haire are in the minority, most germans are either blonde (from platinium/lightblonde to dark blonde) or have some goldern shade of brown/lightbrown which is neither real brunette or blonde... If you go to northern germany you would notice how most people are quite tall and generally blonde, same as in Scandinavian countries or the Netherlands.. Southern germany is more similar to central europe..lot of darkblond/lightbrown haired people..with quite a large minority of medium/light blond and another large minority of brown/darkbrown and even black hair.
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Having spent more time in Scandinavia than I care to admit, I don't think that adult blondes are even a significant minority there either. Of course compared to most of the world, they are a very common.

Bottle blondes in Scandinavia don't stand out as much because they tend to have a lighter coloring that matches the look.
I have been to scandinavia several times..and even if you look at men..the men are far blonder and taller than british men, ditto for Dutch people (who are even taller than scandinavians) and those from Northern germany.

Many of those bottle blondes just have added some highlights, in fact more women completely darken their hair than they blonde it up with bleach...
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I have been to scandinavia several times..and even if you look at men..the men are far blonder and taller than british men, ditto for Dutch people (who are even taller than scandinavians) and those from Northern germany.

Many of those bottle blondes just have added some highlights, in fact more women completely darken their hair than they blonde it up with bleach...
That is not my impression. Yes, Scandinavians have a lighter complexion than the average European, but natural Marilyn Monroes are not the norm. Kids are another matter, but that is a given.
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That is not my impression. Yes, Scandinavians have a lighter complexion than the average European, but natural Marilyn Monroes are not the norm. Kids are another matter, but that is a given.
BTW, we're a mixed family, in which half are Danes.
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For what it's worth, half of my familial background is from Norway. To the best of my knowledge, none of them are or were blonde.
For what it's also worth, I've just looked up all the current Scandinavian monarchs and heirs apparent and not a single one of them is blonde, either. Or was, before the older ones went gray.
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That is not my impression. Yes, Scandinavians have a lighter complexion than the average European, but natural Marilyn Monroes are not the norm. Kids are another matter, but that is a given.
Most people in adulthood are either middle-blond (medium blonde) or darkblond/lightbrown, platinium or light brown isnt the majority in adulthood.

ALthough It depends what you consider an adult, I have know many people in their 20's or even early 30's with very light blonde, some even platinium blonde, like this man for example..

http://mediadb.kicker.de/1999/fussba...9154717367.jpg

The more "average" blond color for germanic people are something like this..

http://images.cdn.fourfourtwo.com/si...?itok=KKfUhO7O

Which is rather blond/golden blond...
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Most people in adulthood are either middle-blond (medium blonde) or darkblond/lightbrown, platinium or light brown isnt the majority in adulthood.

ALthough It depends what you consider an adult, I have know many people in their 20's or even early 30's with very light blonde, some even platinium blonde, like this man for example..

http://mediadb.kicker.de/1999/fussba...9154717367.jpg

The more "average" blond color for germanic people are something like this..

http://images.cdn.fourfourtwo.com/si...?itok=KKfUhO7O

Which is rather blond/golden blond...
You seem to believe that I said there are no blondes in Scandinavia. Yes, there's a higher percentage of real blondes there than in, say, Belgium, to name a random European nation I have visited. However, adult blondes are not nearly as common as brunettes.
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As a sample of one, my husband was quite surprised when our mixed child turned blonde after birth, apparently that was not the norm in his family of pure Danes, she now has the same hair color as her dad (light brown with blond highlights).

I just asked my husband if he would believe me if I said that half of danes are blonde, he very quickly said "I don't think so!".

Neither of us have been to Finland, which is apparently the "blondest" Nordic nation, so I can't tell you if half or more of them are blonde.
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You seem to believe that I said there are no blondes in Scandinavia. Yes, there's a higher percentage of real blondes there than in, say, Belgium, to name a random European nation I have visited. However, adult blondes are not nearly as common as brunettes.
Belgium has many blondes too, maybe not as many as scandinavia but flemish people have a lot of blondes, brussels and the french speaking part have more brown haired people though.. Maybe you have sticked in highly multicultural cities, I have been to rural Sweden and Denmark, including mid cities, small cities and towns and the majority are blonde, same goes for the Netherlands.

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That is not my impression. Yes, Scandinavians have a lighter complexion than the average European, but natural Marilyn Monroes are not the norm.
Random comment: a month or so back I actually learned that Marilyn Monroe dyed her hair too - her natural hair was very dark brown. I don't know, it might be common knowledge, but for some reason it came as a surprise to me.

Also, Elvis had light hair. People are weird.
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If you go to northern germany you would notice how most people are quite tall and generally blonde, same as in Scandinavian countries or the Netherlands.. Southern germany is more similar to central europe..lot of darkblond/lightbrown haired people..with quite a large minority of medium/light blond and another large minority of brown/darkbrown and even black hair.
I've already been to Germany, and that's not how I remember it.
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As a sample of one, my husband was quite surprised when our mixed child turned blonde after birth, apparently that was not the norm in his family of pure Danes, she now has the same hair color as her dad (light brown with blond highlights).

I just asked my husband if he would believe me if I said that half of danes are blonde, he very quickly said "I don't think so!".

Neither of us have been to Finland, which is apparently the "blondest" Nordic nation, so I can't tell you if half or more of them are blonde.
Because danish people have a very different definition of what is blonde compared to Americans, most of those "hollywood blonde boys" would be considered brunettes in Denmark.

Random crowd of ethnic danes in Roskilde festival (denmark).

http://traveljapanblog.com/wordpress...C_5216trim.jpg

http://visitcopenhagen.com/sites...?itok=JuUUW1hm


Most are either blonde, darblond and golden brown.. people with darkbrown/black hair are very uncomon and plain brown hair a minority...
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Roman Centurion "Biggus Dickus" spend some time in Britannia sowing his oats after leaving the holy lands.
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I've already been to Germany, and that's not how I remember it.
I had the same impression as you.
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I've already been to Germany, and that's not how I remember it.
I just point out that Germans are way blonder as a whole than white americans, aussies or british people. And this thread is about why brits are considerably darker featured than Scandinavians, Dutch and even Germans, if they are supposed to be northern-european by genetic make up.

Random german football players (back in the day when bundesliga was mainly composed by ethnic germans)

http://file1.npage.de/010174/25/bild...on_1988-89.jpg

https://41.media.tumblr.com/d25a82f2...piwo1_1280.jpg

http://file1.npage.de/010174/25/bild...on_1985-86.jpg
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Here's a map of light hair distribution in Europe from wiki's blond page. Blond hair originated in Scandinavia and the Baltic Sea countries, so that's the epicentre of blondism.
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Here's a map of light hair distribution in Europe from wiki's blond page. Blond hair originated in Scandinavia and the Baltic Sea countries, so that's the epicentre of blondism.
There is no way most of england and scotland are on the same category as Denmark or Sweden, it makes no sense, I have been to most of the UK and the vast majority of people have brown (or even black) hair and blue or hazel eyes.

From the countries I've been (which is pretty much all of europe bar iceland, montenegro and macedonia) I have found the blondest people in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, The Netherlands, Estonia, Latvia and Iceland (although I havent been to the last one and just speaking from people I have met abroad)... Some other areas like Northern germany, Northwest Russia and Lithuania come close though.

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I just point out that Germans are way blonder as a whole than white americans, aussies or british people.
That was not what I saw when I was there.

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And this thread is about why brits are considerably darker featured than Scandinavians, Dutch and even Germans, if they are supposed to be northern-european by genetic make up.
I don't think they are supposed to be Northern European by genetic makeup. History tells us that people from many different places have settled in and/or invaded the British Isles. I've heard that genetic testing indicates that the British are most closely related to the people of France and Spain, although the Angles, Saxons, Jutes, etc., also left their genetic mark.
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That one is easy. Hair always looks lighter under sunlight. In some outdoor pictures my daughter and husband look completely blonde.

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There is no way most of england and scotland are on the same category as Denmark or Sweden, it makes no sense, I have been to most of the UK and the vast majority of people have brown (or even black) hair and blue or hazel eyes.
Well, Sweden and Denmark are closer to the blondism epicentre than the British Isles so I would imagine that the instances of blond hair there would be higher.

If you're going on football team photos then compare the West Germany 1974 football team with the 1970 England team.
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Also, I am curious about your username. You do realise that "wog" is an offensive term?

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While the OP makes a good point, it's not wholly accurate. For example some of the Beatles, John Lennon notably and even Ringo Starr, were NOT that dark haired, in fact they were light brown. This evident in colorful pictures and videos, not black and white pics of the Fab Four
I think the average hair color of a Brit is medium brown, something like Prime Minister David Cameron or Piers Morgan as examples.
Also brown eyes are not the majority, even among brunettes, light eyes seem to be common, actress Emily Watson(not Emma Watson of Harry Potter fame) being a prime example.

And to state that blond(e) hair is rare in the British Isles, is stretching it too far. Blondes are found quite in good numbers in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Take Princess Diana, Princes William. Blond hair is rare in say the Middle East, and most of Asia.

Britain's current Permanent Representative to the United Nations, or UN ambassador is a blond, Matthew Rycroft. And taking Queen, while guitarist Brian May was dark, drummer Roger Taylor is blond.

So in closing native Brits come in different hair colors, take a look at any British movie, and the characters tend to be brown, dark brown, blond and that one red head.
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While the OP makes a good point, it's not wholly accurate. For example some of the Beatles, John Lennon notably and even Ringo Starr, were NOT that dark haired, in fact they were light brown. This evident in colorful pictures and videos, not black and white pics of the Fab Four
I think the average hair color of a Brit is medium brown, something like Prime Minister David Cameron or Piers Morgan as examples.
Also brown eyes are not the majority, even among brunettes, light eyes seem to be common, actress Emily Watson(not Emma Watson of Harry Potter fame) being a prime example.

And to state that blond(e) hair is rare in the British Isles, is stretching it too far. Blondes are found quite in good numbers in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Take Princess Diana, Princes William. Blond hair is rare in say the Middle East, and most of Asia.

Britain's current Permanent Representative to the United Nations, or UN ambassador is a blond, Matthew Rycroft. And taking Queen, while guitarist Brian May was dark, drummer Roger Taylor is blond.

So in closing native Brits come in different hair colors, take a look at any British movie, and the characters tend to be brown, dark brown, blond and that one red head.
Apparently, Lady Di colored her hair (cite: an article linked earlier). I did not know that.
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That one is easy. Hair always looks lighter under sunlight. In some outdoor pictures my daughter and husband look completely blonde.

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So, what definition would you have for being blond, other than looking it?

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Most germans arent brunette..at least not on the way aussies, brits or americans are.. The people with darkbown/black hairor even plain brown haire are in the minority, most germans are either blonde (from platinium/lightblonde to dark blonde) or have some goldern shade of brown/lightbrown which is neither real brunette or blonde... If you go to northern germany you would notice how most people are quite tall and generally blonde, same as in Scandinavian countries or the Netherlands.. Southern germany is more similar to central europe..lot of darkblond/lightbrown haired people..with quite a large minority of medium/light blond and another large minority of brown/darkbrown and even black hair.
I have lived in Germany for 19 years, and the above is simply not true. I know people whose hair colours range from white-blond to jet black, but the majority of people in Germany have brown hair.
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Also, I am curious about your username. You do realise that "wog" is an offensive term?
It does make one take his racial opinions with a grain of salt.
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I have lived in Germany for 19 years, and the above is simply not true. I know people whose hair colours range from white-blond to jet black, but the majority of people in Germany have brown hair.
This seems to be the case with Brits also and many other Western Europeans.

By the way I have to add since I had forgotten, true jet black hair is rare among Europeans, even Southern Europeans with dark hair, really have dark brown.

Even many people outside Europe with dark hair in reality have dark brown hair, with brown highlights as opposed to true black hair which looks blue/purple in the sun.

And again very dark hair is not the most common hair color among the average British.
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So, what definition would you have for being blond, other than looking it?
Is there an indoor picture of this group, or one without the strong backlight?

They could be blond, or they could range from medium brown to really blond. Hard for me to tell from the pictures. Unless they were organized by hair color, it's hard not to notice their hair get progressively lighter going back. The ones in the front line (shielded somehow from the harsh light) have seemingly darker hair color.
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This seems to be the case with Brits also and many other Western Europeans.

By the way I have to add since I had forgotten, true jet black hair is rare among Europeans, even Southern Europeans with dark hair, really have dark brown.

Even many people outside Europe with dark hair in reality have dark brown hair, with brown highlights as opposed to true black hair which looks blue/purple in the sun.

And again very dark hair is not the most common hair color among the average British.
I had people tell me they found it odd my mom was from Germany and had jet black hair, so do I and dark brown eyes they go I thought all Germans were blonde with blue eyes. I say what about Hitler for example as a famous German

From what I have seen most Germans even have brown or black hair and brown eyes.
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Is there an indoor picture of this group, or one without the strong backlight?

They could be blond, or they could range from medium brown to really blond. Hard for me to tell from the pictures. Unless they were organized by hair color, it's hard not to notice their hair get progressively lighter going back. The ones in the front line (shielded somehow from the harsh light) have seemingly darker hair color.
I think my point stands. If they look blond in bright light, how are they not blond?

Those photos aren't actually strongly backlit, they're merely taken in sunlight. The folks in the front row are in shadow, which can make hair that is blond in bright light appear darker. I think if anything, the folks in the front rows are more blond than they appear. If you were to move indoors, you'd have to make adjustments for the artificial lights' effect on color, and you'd have to work hard to match the brightness of the sun. I don't think that'd prove anything additional about their hair color.
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Huh I had to google wog because I didn't know what it meant and just thought the OPs username was some nonsense term like Kwarglelander or something.

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In British English, wog is an offensive racial slur usually applied to Middle Eastern and South Asian peoples. In Australian English, wog is a term used in jest or as a racial slur for people from Southern Europe, Eastern Europe, and the Mediterranean region of the Middle East.
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Britain is an absolute mongrel nation, that's all you need to know. Thousands of years of invasions, romans, vikings, french etc. and doing our best to steal and shag our way across the globe.
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Not true. Got beaten to South America.
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Fwiw the most unlikely place I saw blondes was among the Druze around the Lebanon/Israeli border. Little kids. Presumed a Crusader influence.
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Old 09-03-2015, 07:32 AM
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Fwiw the most unlikely place I saw blondes was among the Druze around the Lebanon/Israeli border. Little kids. Presumed a Crusader influence.
Much more likely Vandal than Crusader. And more likely indigenous than either.
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Well, Sweden and Denmark are closer to the blondism epicentre than the British Isles so I would imagine that the instances of blond hair there would be higher.

If you're going on football team photos then compare the West Germany 1974 football team with the 1970 England team.
Its not about proximity, I guess history plays a mayor role, most welsh have brown or black hair with hazel, blue, brown or green eyes (not really a dominant eye color). Dutch people for instance dont live that far from that area and they are definitely majority blond people with blue eyes.
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Having spent more time in Scandinavia than I care to admit, I don't think that adult blondes are even a significant minority there either. Of course compared to most of the world, they are a very common.

Bottle blondes in Scandinavia don't stand out as much because they tend to have a lighter coloring that matches the look.
This.

The majority of adult blondes seem to have got it from a bottle. Swedish children are very often blonde and the hair darkens as they age. In my Stockholm office right now I can see about twenty to thirty people, about 70-30 male-female split. Three are blonde.
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