SPLITTING HAIRS–AGAIN

A dramatic news story always makes headlines. Therefore, I was not entirely surprised when, several years ago, I saw a newpaper headline reading, ‘Richard III was a Blue-Eyed Blond.‘ Sadly, many people do not read beyond headlines, and completely missed the part that said ‘the blonde hair was probably only in childhood.’ (I never knew… Continue reading SPLITTING HAIRS–AGAIN

A new tool uses DNA to predict eye, hair, skin colour…

A new tool uses DNA to predict eye, hair, skin colour … Quote from the above article: “The tool has been used by law enforcement in the Netherlands, Poland, and Australia, but it has not yet been adopted in the United States, Walsh said. It has also been used on ancient DNA, and it was… Continue reading A new tool uses DNA to predict eye, hair, skin colour…

Richard’s hair was NOT mousy…..!

Well, the trail to this 2015 item about the reconstruction of Richard’s head was somewhat tortuous. It started at the New York Times¬†¬†which then led me to Liverpool John Moores University, and I finally fetched up at this facial reconstruction. My quibble is: “Originally the king was thought to have dark hair and black eyes,… Continue reading Richard’s hair was NOT mousy…..!