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NCBI ROFL: Shocking exposé! Eye color and sports performance.

DiscoblogBy ncbi roflApr 6, 2010 12:33 AM


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fects of eye color on frisbee toss "Light-eyed individuals generally perform better at self-paced activities while dark-eyed individuals perform better at reactive activities. Using multiple regression it was found that dark-eyed students hit a target with a frisbee more times than did light-eyed students." And from the same scientists: Relationship of eye color to winning horseshoe pitching contests. "Light-eyed individuals perform some self-paced activities better while dark-eyed individuals perform reactive activities better. In horseshoe pitching contests there were, however, no differences on winning or losing between 21 light- and 25 dark-eyed men at a county fair."

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