OLIVE-SKINNED INDONESIAN TRIBE HAS PIERCING BLUE EYES, BUT WHY?
There is no clarity on the exact history of how the Buton tribe developed Waardenburg Syndrome. But, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, 1 in 42,000 people worldwide have Waardenburg Syndrome. And following the virality of the Buton tribe pictures, certain studies were conducted to figure out the reason behind pigmented eyes, and it is speculated that Butonese might have developed the Waardenburg Syndrome. After seeing these viral photographs, netizens have assumed that everyone in the Buton tribe has blue eyes. Eventually, it came to light that the majority of Butonese people have typical brown eyes, except for a small subgroup that has developed this heterochromatic symptom.