09 November 2011

Fun Facts


Less than 4% of the worlds population are natural redheads. Most of them are Irish or Scottish.

The gene for red hair is recessive, and must be present in both parents.

Redheads are harder to sedate, often requiring up to 20% more anesthesia.

Redheads do not go gray. Their hair turns ash blonde and then white, and does so later in life than brunettes or blondes who turn gray.

The color red enhances a viewer's metabolism and increases heart rate and respiration.

Two of Hollywood's most well known redheads are Lucille Ball and Christina Hendricks. Neither are natural redheads, Lucille Ball was a brunette and Christina Hendricks would be a blonde.

More women dye their hair red (30%) than blonde (27%) or brunette (26%).

Much like baconz, redheads make everything better.  Much like beer, redheads are proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. (I may have made these two up, but this does not negate their obvious truthiness.)

More redhead facts can be found here.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bless you, Sir!

MissTammy

Larry said...

Thanks for dropping by Miss Tammy!

Knitebane said...

And red hair can be considered a big, natural warning label which translates as:


WARNING! Contents May Explode If Irritated!

Quizikle said...

As a natural redhead, I can assure you I will be extinct in 100 years.

I also discovered - oh, so many years ago - that dating other redheads provided excessively memorable memories. Jan and Laura particularly stick in my mind...

Another possible reason redheads will become extinct: they have to breed together and most of us are not stuck in Scotland and Ireland with only each other anymore.

Look and appreciate; don't touch.
(Unless you're not a redhead)

LO is a brunette...
Q

Larry said...

Knitebane...so true...
Q, I just can't quit them...
Thanks for dropping by!

secretagent11713 said...

this is so cool!!

Larry said...

Thanks for dropping by secretagent!

LC Aggie Sith said...

Some of my favorite eyecandy are redheads, like Eric Stoltz.

I pray that something jolts the genetic pool and makes more of them :)

Larry said...

Oddly enough...some of my favorite eyecandy are redheads! Not this Eric guy though, wrong plumbing. ;)
Thanks for dropping by Aggie!

Laura said...

You need to repost this so more people know what gems we are! Ha!

Larry said...

Crazy redheads (but there was no reason for the redundancy, was there?) are the best. They keep you on your toes (something that I'm sure J has figured out by now).
Thanks for dropping by Laura!

Anonymous said...

As a red head I found this site awesome! I do have to say you left out one or 2 factzoids 1 we are joltingly funny and 2. Well we can have very large tempers :) but u never mentioned my fab redheaded star Maureen O'hera. But I have to say your blot is awesome and I love it! And thanks for your service!!!!!!

Larry said...

Large tempers? Gee...I never noticed.

Maureen O'Hara, how could anyone forget her?

The service was small, and the honor was mine.

Thanks for dropping by!

Anonymous said...

I wish I was "stuck" in Scotland or Ireland.

Larry said...

Or Denmark, the annual Redhead Festival is being held this weekend.

Thanks for dropping by!