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Unveiling the Redhead Mystique

Here are some fun facts about redheads, the ones who will take over the world....I mean....your friendly neighborhood gingers.

Red hair is a genetic mutation and is found in less than four percent of people in the world.

Redheads require more sedation. Mac says it's because we're more stubborn. He may be on to something.

Redheads have thicker strands of hair but less hairs on their heads.

In the late 16th century, the fat of a redheaded man was an essential ingredient for poison.

The Egyptians regarded the color as so unlucky, they had a ceremony in which they burned red haired maidens alive to wipe out the tint.

Hitler banned the marriage of two redheads as he feared their children would be "deviant offspring" (this makes me laugh because he's probably totally right).

Bees sting redheads more often than others.

In Denmark, it is an honor to have a redheaded child.

In Corsica, if you pass a redhead in the street you are to spit and turn around.

In Poland, if you pass three redheads you'll win the state lottery. (how random is this??)

In Greek mythology, redheads turn into vampires when they die.

During the Spanish Inquisition, flame colored hair was evidence that its owner had stolen the fire of hell and had to be burned as a witch.

A Russian tradition declares that red hair is both a sign that a person holds a fiery temper and craziness. They have a proverb that warns "There was never a saint with red hair".

There's a rumor going around that redheads have no soul. Mac has been calling me a soulless ginger for awhile now. He's now passed that lovely taunting on to our son.

We redheads have been unjustly persecuted throughout time because we're so awesome. Fiery tempers and saucy attitudes make for some interesting people, So go hug a redhead today! Preferably one you know.

Ruadh gu brath! (Red heads forever!)


  1. Do you watch Glee? Emma Pillsbury, the school counselor, has parents that are Ginger Supremecists-they believe redheads are better than everyone else. Too funny. Thanks for sharing all those great facts!

  2. I somehow missed this post but these make sense after growing up with you and now dating a redhead myself..I think they were onto something! At least you make insanely adorable kids!!