Why is Latin America called Latin?
Latin America is an unofficial collective name for many American countries and territories where the official languages are romance languages derived from Latin, the language of the ancient Romans: Spanish,…

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The climate in Phuket
Phuket island is located in a tropical zone in the South-West of Thailand, so the climate is warm and humid. Monsoon winds blow here most of the year. It is…

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Why are there so many Chinese?
Indeed, the population of the people's Republic of China alone (and Chinese people live outside its borders) has already exceeded 1.3 billion people and continues to grow. However, it is…

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Why do Japanese and Chinese have narrow eyes?

To begin with, let’s clarify: the eyes of Japanese, Chinese, Koreans and other representatives of the Mongoloid race, in General, are the same shape as people of other nationalities and races.

The impression of “narrow-eyed” is created by a special fat “Mongolian fold” of the eyelid at the inner corner of the eye-epicanthus. In representatives of other races, epicanthus is very rare; in Mongoloids, it is present in almost all.

As for the nature of the “Mongolian fold”, there is no single version, some scientists believe that epicanthus is an additional remedy for frostbite in cold winter conditions.

We should not forget that “narrow-eyed” is a characteristic feature not only of the Chinese, Japanese and Thais living in the tropics, but also of the inhabitants of the Far North – Eskimos, Chukchis, Aleuts, Nenets and others.

 

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