Thursday, 28 July 2011


We've come along way from the days when redheads were ostracized. Now we glorify red hair and women are dyeing to have it (sorry, I couldn't resist throwing that pun in!). My mom, dad, brother and I were all born with it, as was one of my nieces. The predictions that red hair will become extinct may be far-fetched given that the gene is recessive and can express itself in families where neither parent has red hair: it sneaks up on a family when they least expect it. To my delight, it's happened to three couples that I know. Long live the sneaky red hair gene!

Famous redheads: Queen Elizabeth I of England, Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables), Lucille Ball, Julianne Moore, and Nicole Kidman.

Great song: Redhead Walking by REM

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