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Hello all my blue-eyed brothers and sisters! Turns out we're all related. Sort of.

Originally, humans only had brown eyes. But then one person, believed to be European, was born with a mutation which resulted in blue eyes. According to this theory reported by IFL Science, this blue-eyed Allfather is actually a very distant relative to every blue-eyed person today.

Every blue-eyed person on the planet is descended from a single European who lived around 6,000 to 10,000 years ago, and who first developed a specific mutation that accounts for the now widespread iris coloration.

Scientists recently discovered the gene HERC2, which is the cause of blue eyes. Every single person with blue eyes on this planet shares this gene, which is the most compelling evidence for the theory so far. If the theory is true, we're basically all related. Don't worry though, the relations are so distant that we don't have to start calling each other brother/cousin just yet!

But hey, if you have blue eyes you can totally claim that you are related to these celebrities, and you're technically not wrong:

Jennifer Lawrence

Who doesn't want to be related to this blue-eyed goofball? We all want J-Law to be our BFF, and this is one step closer to achieving that.

Megan Fox

Let's hope we all share the same genes as Megan Fox, because she is a bombshell!

Robert Pattinson

You can now start calling R-Patz your distant cousin!

Daniel Radcliffe

It's not like Harry Potter has a very large family, so I'm sure he'll accept you when you inform him you're his long-lost cousin.



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