I recently read an article full of interesting little-known facts about redheads. Being a redhead, I found it most interesting. And since I read it on the internet, it must be true. Among the "facts" I found are these:
Redheads have less hair on their heads. I find this incredibly hard to believe in my case. I have enough hair for 5 people, and I would be willing to share, especially in the hot summer months. In the winter, it is rather like wearing a hat all the time, which is actually rather helpful.
Redheads don't go gray. LIE. I am already getting streaks, far before my time, being that I am only 40 years young. I am not sure what to do about these errant grays, either, having never dyed or highlighted my hair. So far, I plan to leave them alone until I am driven to a point of action. Or perhaps I will not be, and will embrace my age gracefully.
Red hair and blue eyes is the rarest combination in the world (1%!). Okay, this is me. And my best friend from high school. And, according to my FB feed when I posted this quiz, several other of my FB friends. SO - either I am drawn to other amazingly rare people by some strong magnetic force, or perhaps it is not as rare as the article indicates. I did suggest to my husband that I have not been treated heretofore as the rare creature that my DNA dictates.
They're more sensitive to thermal pain. I'm not exactly sure what encompasses thermal pain, but I can tell you that I have a low pain tolerance. Or I'm just a wienie. But I know that when I mentioned this one to my husband, he started nodding and rolling his eyes.
This article, written in the UK, also referred to redheads as gingers. I can't exactly tell you why, but I really dislike that term. Don't question me - I am a rare creature, prone to erratic opinions and feelings.
A couple of interesting facts I have observed about redheads over the years:
They cannot wear the color red well. Or yellow or burgundy.
We will be extinct by the year 2060, per my one of my children.
We have a certain affinity for Annie and Anne of Green Gables. Well, that might just be me. I dearly thought I should have been cast as Annie in the 1980s movie, and I was a certain kindred spirit with Anne Shirley.
And, according to my beloved grandma, circa 1985, we have designer genes.