I am a redhead, and this is my story...
What is that cop show called? It's on the tip of my tongue---Ha! Law and Order. They always have "and this is their story." I think. It's been many years since I've watched an episode, but I'm pretty sure they say that.
Anyhoodles, I've done an Ode to Redheads (I just realized it's one day short of exactly one year since I posted it. Duna-nuna-nuna-naaa!...) before, but I wanted to share more fun facts that I may have missed out on last time. As well, allow me to bombard your retina's with a plethora of images of redheads. You're welcome (I hope).
- We are only 1-2% of the
Too little or just enough, thoughts?
- Redheads occur more
frequently (2–6%) in people of northern or western European ancestry, and
less frequently in other populations. As well, you'll find most redheads
in Western Europe.
The U.S. has the largest population of redheads, but it has an unfair advantage: its square mileage.
- MC1R gene directs redheads’
bodies to produce more of the red-gold pigment pheomelanin, and less of
the dark pigment eumelanin.
Hence, we burn.
- We are extra sensitive to heat and cold, making us more--sensitive and thus often require more anesthesia.
- More prone to diseases.
Phuuuu. So, if we want to live like vampires and avoid the sun, we need to take vitamin D pills to make up for what we don't get enough of.
- Seen as less attractive.
Well phewy to that. According to some article it's because we’re prone to sporting premature age lines sooner than other folk. Agree to disagree.
- More active in the "sexy
Ahem. I will add nothing to this.
- No, we are not going extint.
We will always be a rarity, but not extinct. We've been around for
thousands of years, hazza!
- Not all redheads have freckles. I myself have very few.
- No, not all redheads are
hot-tempered. It can be hard to anger me often times and in general I'm a
very patient person.
- During the Middle Ages, red
hair and green eyes was seen as a sign of either being a witch, werewolf
I'd rather be a witch like in Harry Potter. I was disappointed to not get a letter when I was 11--but that's a different topic.
- Not all redheads have blue,
green or hazel eyes. I have brown eyes, but in the right lighting it has
this warm copper quality to it. I call them my doe eyes, very useful.I don't think I could ever or want to grow out my hair THIS long, but I am still letting it grow down to my waist. I had hair to my waist when I was in the 5th grade. Hair that long makes me think of a renaissance princess...I would like to be a princess.
I cannot forget to include this handsome redhead bias.
***I'd like to add at the end of all future posts what I am listening too as I, well, post. Fashion bloggers always include what they are wearing, often at the bottom of a post. I'm not really a fashion blogger, so this is my, um, added bonus jonus interpretation. Yes.It's often many songs, but I will put just one this round.(All pics by weheartit.com)