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From: "Virginio Mantesso" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Re: GENEALOGY-DNA-D Digest V01 #88
Date: Sun, 8 Apr 2001 11:06:50 -0300
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.. Does anyone know if there is one particular culture or race of people
whose hair does not turn white or gray until very late in life?

In Brazil we have a popular saying about Negroes: "Negro quando pinta, tres
vezes trinta" - "When a Negro's hair turns white, three times thirty" -
meaning he/she is ninety years old.

In my opinion, popular sayings usually reflect overall tendencies, so we
could probably say that Negroes tend to turn white at a very late age.

Virginio Mantesso


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