Nov. 5 was Redhead day! 9 Fun Facts About Red Hair
Are you a redhead? Did you know that 5th November this year was the first ever "National Love Your Red Hair Day!" The holiday was started by 2 redheaded sisters who wanted to help 'gingers' embrace and love their fiery locks.
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Here are 9 facts to help celebrate!
1. Did you know that the highest concentration of redheads is in Scotland (13%) followed by Ireland (10%)? Only 2% of the world's population has red hair!
2. Redheads are especially sensitive to pain and this because of the gene mutation (MC1R) which causes red hair is on the same gene that is linked to pain receptors. As a result, redheads need more anaesthesia for dental and medical procedures.
3. Studies show that a lot of redheads are likely to be left-handed. The characteristics come from recessive genes that are likely to come in pairs. So there is more than one attribute that makes redheads unique!
4. Redheads are quite unlikely to go grey! They might go blonde or even white but not grey. This is because the pigment just fades over time.
5. Have you ever spotted a redhead with blue eyes? It is extremely rare for redheads to have blue eyes, the most common eye color is brown.
6. Guess who else find redheads attractive? Bees! Yes! And it's been proven by studies.
7. Healthwise there is some good news for redheads. The British Journal of Cancer published a study that suggested that men with red hair are 54% less likely to develop prostate cancer than brown or blonde-haired people.
8. Red hair is typically thicker however redheads only have an average of 90,000 strands of hair while blonds on the hand have 140,000.
9. You will be surprised to know that there are redheads in India, Pakistan and in some parts of the Middle East