03:49:16 PM Nov 14th 2012
Re: "The name, blue blood, comes from the fact that the wealthy, who wouldn't have to work outside, would have fairer skin compared to the commonfolk, such as farmers, which would allow their blue venous blood to be more noticeable." — I had learned in school that because of the rampant inbreeding among royalty, recessive genetic disorders were more common among royalty than commoners. Such as a disorder which caused their blood to be less able to carry oxygen and thus appear blue. Is there any truth to this or am I another victim of American schools teaching crap instead of facts?