Cool Facts That Will Make Everyone Jealous Of Gingers
Redheads get a lot of grief. Or at least, they seem to be the butt of quite a few jokes (insert gingers-have-no-souls quips here.) Did somebody miss the memo about redheads being great? The truth is that redheads are actually pretty cool! To help understand just how cool they are, here is a learning tribute about our ginger brethren. We’ve rounded up some awesome facts to help you know your ginger friends better!
* The most common eye color for redheads is brown, whereas the blue eyes-and-red combination is actually rather rare.
* Redheads are real-life mutants! Don’t go calling the X-Men for advice just yet, though. The recessive gene that is responsible for the red hair, MC1R, is actually a genetic mutation!
* Redheads don’t necessarily all have flowing locks. Redheads actually have less hair, on average, than brunettes or blondes. Brunettes average 140,000 strands of hair, blondes average 110,000, and redheads average about 90,000. Though, redheads often have thicker and coarser strands of hair that make their locks seem fuller.
* Redheads are really rare! In today’s world, only about 2% of people are redheaded. That’s a lot lower than in the past. Red hair is a recessive gene and needs another carrier to be passed on, so as the population expands, the pockets of redheads in the world mate with non-gene-carriers and the ginger population diminishes.
* Redheads are very often royals, too. Queen Elizabeth was a ginger and many people in the Tudor bloodline share the trait. The Spencer family, which included the late Princess Diana, is known for producing redheads just like Prince Harry.
* Nothing can hurt a redhead. Okay, maybe not “nothing,” but the MC1R gene releases a chemical called pheomelanin, which blocks the brain’s receptivity to pain. This means redheads have a higher pain threshold.
* Redheads come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. They can have golden, bright orange, or just strawberry blonde hair. They’re all a part of the family.
* History has not been kind to redheads. Hitler’s Nazi regime considered redheads to be demonic. The regime went on to ban marriage between two redheads, believing that they would produce more demon children.
* Redheads are more likely to be left-handed. Don’t believe it? Check in with your ginger friends!
* Redheads look and smell attractive to bees! Seriously?
* Redheads have a reputation for being notoriously short-tempered. While it’s true that there are plenty of hot-headed gingers out there, there’s no evidence of the stereotype being true.
* Redheads always seem to act as inspiration for great artists. Throughout history, there has been many a painter who’s chosen to depict muses with red hair, such as the goddess in The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli.
* Redheaded men are often mocked as youngsters for their fiery locks. The joke is on us, though; just take a gander at how foxy gingers can be once they grow into their wonderfully red good looks!
* Are you a guy with red hair? Good news! Studies published in the British Journal of Cancer suggest that men with red hair are 54% less likely to develop prostate cancer.
* Marilyn Monroe was a natural redhead! Yup, that’s true.
* It is really difficult to dye red hair. Because red is such a strong pigment, red hair has to be stripped of its natural color entirely before another is added.
No Wonder Red Hair Dye Sells Out So Quickly! Lol!
Susan Z’s Conclusion:
Being a ginger myself, I was unaware of all the pluses and down sides to being a natural redhead throughout history. It definitely makes you stand out in a crowd, whether natural or out of the bottle!!
King of Cups:
This card is a successful man with secrets. This may have been pulled as an example that if a guy is going to have a mistress in a movie or TV series, she always seems to be a blonde or a redhead. Lol!
Eight of Cups:
This card is disappointment in love and life situations. I feel this card came up as an example of how redheads have been viewed in the past and the effect it may have had in their personal life as children and adults.
Five of Wands: Inverted (Upside Down)
This card is arguments, sometime inward and external. I would say this card represents how most gingers feel about being a redhead…definitely a love it or hate it relationship.
Susan Z Rich is an emotional addiction counselor, spiritual intuitive and holistic therapist. She counsels others to see life in a more positive way and teaches personal accountability for life choices. She is also the author of several children’s books and Soul Windows…Secrets From The Divine. (life cycles) Learn more at her website: www.szrwhitewings.com