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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Red Heads

So I thought I would change things up a bit and educate you all on a very important and rare breed!  THE RED HEAD!  Check it out...

Things I found out about Red Heads

          1.      Red Hair is the rarest hair color in humans.

          2.     About 2 in 100 people in the world, have red hair.

          3.      The ancient Greeks believed that redheads would turn into vampires after they died.

          4.      During the Middle Ages, a child with red hair was thought to be conceived during “unclean sex” or during menstruation.

          5.      Redheaded women report bruising more easily than other women of different hair colors.

          6.      People with red hair have twice the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease.

          7.      Because redheads have thicker hair than people with other hair colors, they have fewer strands of hair. For example, while blondes have on average 140,000 hairs, redheads have approximately 90,000.

          8.      Hitler reportedly banned the marriage of redheads in order to prevent “deviant offspring.

          9.      Famous redheads include Roman emperor Nero, Helen of Troy, Cleopatra, the ancient god of love Aphrodite, Queen Elizabeth I, Napoleon Bonaparte, Oliver Cromwell, Emily Dickinson, Antonio Vivaldi, Thomas Jefferson, Vincent Van Gogh, Mark Twain, James Joyce, Winston Churchill, Malcolm X, Galileo, and King David.

          10.  In ancient Rome, redheaded slaves were often more expensive than those with other hair color.

          11.  There is a common perception that redheads could become extinct in 100 years. However, a National Geographic article states that while redheads may decline, barring a catastrophe, the gene for red hair will not likely become extinct.

          12.  Research shows that they require about 20 percent more anesthesia than blondes or brunettes, possibly because they’re more resistant to pain medications like Novocain, according to a study published in the journal Anesthesiology. 

          13.  Redheads have a lower threshold when it comes to thermal pain.

          14.  Red Heads have more left handed people than all other hair colors.

          15. Red heads don’t really gray. Red heads tend to look blonder as they age.