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LordGro
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08:58:50 AM Jun 20th 2014
edited by 188.110.22.229
Pulled this. Weblinks Are Not Examples. Also, it said it is an inversion, which it isn't.

Leliel
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07:44:19 AM Oct 24th 2013
I'm the one that added the news story about Maria the Romani, but I'm honestly not sure if that's against policy or not.

Should it be taken out?
Larkmarn
08:09:41 AM Oct 24th 2013
There's no entry on Maria the Romani... which should probably be added.
Scalondragon
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09:05:22 PM Oct 8th 2011
Inverted in the classic "The Dick Van Dyke Show" episode "That's My Boy?" had the Petries (Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore) bring their new son, Richie, home from the hospital. They get told he might have been accidentally switched with someone else. The other son's parents, the Peters, are told, and they go to the Petries'. It turns out the Peters are black (played by Greg Morris and Mimi Dillard; it's said by Dick the audience laughter that the scene got on the reveal was the LONGEST they had had on the show).

All turns out well, though it's admitted by Rob that Jimmy Peters is a top student with straight As, while Richie isn't. The punch line? Rob insists "I still think we got the wrong kid!"

arromdee
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03:13:34 PM Nov 4th 2010
Archived discussion is not correct unless dark skin is controlled by a single gene that is completely dominant, like eye color. Otherwise it's possible for the parents to have one dark skinned gene each and for the child to inherit both of them and be darker than each parent. Of course, there is still a limit to how dark the child can be as a result of this.
Roxana
06:08:19 PM Jan 14th 2011
Genes controlling melanin always express themselves. Thus it is possible for there to be a cumulative effect, two light brown parents producing a darker brown child, but it would be impossible for two lily white or even one light tan and one lily white parent to produce a child darker than the darker parent because the other wouldn't have a complimentary dark gene to pass on.
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