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Regrann from @obscureanomalies - #WeirdButTrue (part 1 of 2)
From Avatar to The Smurfs. From Krishna to Kali. To the stories of the Indigo People, history has had stories of Blue Skinned beings. Many were made up or held in religious beliefs. In one case the skin would even be dyed. The funny thing is, Blue Skinned People are real.
In 1800, a French orphan named Martin Fugate settled in a community near Hazard, Kentucky with his new wife, Elizabeth Smith Fugate. Unknown to this couple, they both carried a recessive gene known as methemoglobinemia, a blood disorder in which an abnormal amount of methemoglobin (a form of hemoglobin) is produced. This creates a lack of iron in the blood, giving the afflicted a blue tint to their skin.
The area in which the Fugates lived was isolated. As a result of the isolation, in breeding and intermarriage was common within their own gene pool. In case you didn't know, inbreeding can lead to weak, recessive traits becoming stronger with the birth of each person who Carrie's the gene. With each successful birth, the shade of blue deepened with each generstion.
There is another cause of skin becoming Blue. This is Argyria. Argyria is the result of chronic intake of silver. There are two types, localized argyria (topical and only affects the part of the body where the silver continually touch) and generalized argyria which comes from continually stalling or inhaling silver.
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