|Blue-eyed Girl (Me)|
So since you can Google anything, I wondered if there are fewer blue-eyed people and yes, there are. One web site said 100 years ago in the United States, half the population had blue-eyes and, in 2010, only 1 in 6 had blue eyes. Of course, there's also the fact that now on television there's more racial diversity rather than actors predominantly of Western European descent.
But what's more interesting is that blue eyes haven't been around all that long, only about 10,000 years and apparently we all have one common ancestor.
"Every blue-eyed person on the planet is descended from a single European who lived around 6,000 to 10,000 years ago, and who first developed a specific mutation that accounts for the now widespread iris coloration.