A black couple has given birth to a white baby. Before getting too much into the details, it is worthwhile to note that the baby is not albino. This is a case where a dark-skinned African couple living in London has given birth to what appears to be a Caucasian baby.
The couple doesnâ€™t have history of mixed races in either of their heritage.Â This is truly a very rare event that left the babyâ€™s father even joking about whether or not the fair skinned child is his.Â He then told the world he was joking; he knows that the baby is his because his wife is â€œtrustworthy.â€
The babyâ€™s name is Nmachi, and she was born to Nigerians Ben and Angela Ihegboro. There are three possibilities as to why the strange event could have occurred:
The baby could be albino. Although preliminary tests rule this out, itâ€™s been noted that doctors have not confirmed that she is not albino.
Dormant Caucasian DNA: somewhere down the line there could have been a mixed race couple long forgotten. This could cause the baby to have light skin.
A genetic mutation: Sci-Fi followers may be curious to realize that thereâ€™s a possibility that this child has a gene mutation never seen before.
The black couple, white baby birth will go down as one of the most interesting scientific stories of the year.Â Although white couples have given birth to darker skinned babies, itâ€™s very rare for two extremely dark skinned individuals to give birth to someone with blond hair and blue eyes.
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