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Blue Eyed People Are Smarter, Study

 - Aug 28, 2007
References: frostfirefizz
Baby blues aren't just a striking physical attribute anymore -- sapphire peepers may actually indicate a higher level intelligence, according to more than one study.

"Scientist find that people with blue eyes just do some things better than those with brown eyes," Frost Fire Fizz reports.

Now before my fellow blue-eyed chums get cocky, I'll have to mention that the opposite is also true.

"Light-eyed individuals and even light-eyed animals perform better at behaviors requiring delay, self-pacing, or non-reactors, while dark-eyed individuals and animals perform better at behaviors requiring speed, sensitivity or reactivity, according to a paper authored by University of Louisville."

Uh-huh... and that would mean we're better at what?

Things that are "relatively static such as bowling, golf, pitching a baseball, or tossing a ball at a target." If you're a baseball player, you'd want to be a pitcher. In basketball, you'd have a "higher percentage of free throws."

Brown-eyers on the other hand are better at things needing quick reflexes like "boxing, defensive football position, hitting a baseball, or rotary pursuit." In baseball, those with mocha irises would be better hitters than pitchers. In basketball, you'd have a "higher percentage of field goals."

The article doesn't explain how this applies to the world beyond sports, but follow-up studies could give us more insight.

If people from different cultures keep interbreeding, everyone's eyes will eventually be brown, or sometimes green. What will happen then? Discrimination by physical appearance would reach an ultimate high in Phys Ed when everyone fights over the blues!