The blue people of Arkansas

There are people in the Ozarks whose skin is blue because of inbreeding. They don't marry their sisters or cousins and they do not practise incest but about one hundred and fifty years ago their ancestors started a community with just twenty large families.

If they aren't regularly treated for this disorder their skin turns blue. Tourists are amazed by these people and they are a main attraction.

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  • I had never heard of this either. Very interesting. It's a blood disorder. It makes the skin look blue and the blood "chocolate covered". The below article is about a family in Kentucky
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  • I know someone from the Ozarks and he happens to be one of the smartest, most self-sufficient people I know. He hasn't inbred either and he isn't blue. If these people still exist and they are an attraction because of a "disorder", what does that say about the tourists? What's wrong with people!? People really deserve to get wiped off the planet by a huge natural disaster.

  • Is this a real thing... I am skeptical here...

  • Supposedly, there's a group like this in Kentucky, too. They've even drummed up some pseudo science to go along with the "phenomenon", as well. It's a fraud. Even "Blue Man Group" thinks it's weird.

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