The Blue Family

For more than two centuries, the Fugate family has lived near Troublesome Creek in eastern Kentucky. Many of them, in the past, were blue. Yes, blue. As a result of inbreeding, the combination of a recessive trait caused them to be born with methemoglobinemia, a rare genetic disorder that turns the skin blue. Read more about this unique family known as "the blue Fugates" at Now I Know.

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Wow! I'd never heard of this before. I am glad that there was a legitimate medical reason for getting them to drink methylene blue to treat it - at first I thought it was somebody trying to see just how blue they could get them.
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