I noticed that Poles tend to be slightly darker and overall more exotic than their neighbors in Europe. Poles are significantly different from their western neighbors for example: the Germans, and even their eastern neighbors: the Lithuanians, Belorussians, and Ukrainians. Why is this? You would expect Ukrainians to be more exotic (atypical for Europe) than Poles, but that isn't the case. Poles seem to be dark and tan real well compared to other Europeans, their phenotypes are also somewhat Gypsy and Tatar influenced, some Poles actually resemble atypical (light-pigmented) south and central Asians.
Jola Rutowicz, a Polish celebrity.
There are many other examples which I will post later, but for now I hope some anthropologists can help me decipher this question.
From my observation Poles are mostly Apline-Dinarid, Alpine-Pontid, Alpine-Armenoid, and Balto-Dinarid, Balto-Pontid, and Balto-Armenoid (The Balto- usually being an East-Baltid). There is very little Nordid, CM, and other traditionally Nordish strains found in Germany and other populations of central Europe. Why is this? I'll even go as far as to say Bosnians have more Nordid-influenced individuals among them than Poland.