Recently, while reading my 'clone blog', Blog From The Jungle!, (He is even a redhead!) I read the terrible news that redheads are becoming extinct!
The reason, according to scientists at the independent institute in England, which studies all sorts of hair problems, is that just 4 percent of the world's population carries the red-hair gene. The gene is recessive and therefore diluted when carriers produce children with people who have the dominant brown-hair gene.
Dr. John Gray's often publicized explanation of his foundation's findings: "The way things are going, red hair will either be extremely rare or extinct by the end of the century."
"Redheads are less than 1% of the world's population. Now that is a minority! And, I thought, one that should qualify me for school scholarships or something like that."
"The highest percentage of natural redheads in the world is in Scotland (13%), followed closely by Ireland with 10%. In the US, about 2% of the population are natural redheads."
-Marcia's Facts About Redheads
Any red head will feel great alarm at hearing this! Our hair is a big part of our personal identity! I do not want to be any thing else! Brunettes are a dime a dozen, blonds, with the help of peroxide are even more prevalent...but a true red head...now thats unique!
"I do believe my redheadedness plays a huge part in who I am. If I were a blonde or brunette, I would be an entirely different person."
"We redheads are a minority, we tend to notice each other - you know, and notice our identity."
-Juliann Moore, actress
"A face without freckles is like a night without stars."
"If you want trouble... find yourself a redhead."
If you are fortunate enough to be a red head or know a red head, you will enjoy these jokes!
What do you call a woman who knows where her husband is every night?
What's safer: a redhead or a piranha?
The piranha. They only attack in schools.
How do you get a redhead's mood to change?
Wait 10 seconds
What do you call a Redhead with an attitude?
Only two things are necessary to keep a redhead happy.
One is to let her think she is having her own way,
and the other is to let her have it.
How do you know when a redhead has been using a computer?
There's a hammer embedded in the monitor!
Why do redheads think they're special?
It's amazing what arrogance and a lack of sensitivity will do for your ego...
What's the advantage of a blonde vs. a redhead...?
At least you can ignore the blonde safely...
Q: Why didn't Indians scalp redheads?
A. They knew better.
-Anne to Marilla in Anne of Green Gables
"Ruadh gu brath!"
Scots gaelic for "Red heads forever!"