I love red hair, envious of those with red mops, particularly the thick curly long ones. I even like the freckles that so often accompany those fiery passionate red locks. So, I was just horrified, in mourning almost, when I read in National Geographic (September 2007 issue) that red heads are becoming extinct (supposedly by 2100)......GASP.
Interesting stats from the article...2% of the world's population are natural red heads, 13% of the population of Scotland are Redheads and in the US we spent 123 million$ on red hair dye in 2006. I am not one of them, because with my obvious Hispanic type looks I'd look like a freak! But my sister, who takes more after the WASPY side of the family, pale white skin and ice blue eyes, would look amazing with red, but she won't let me tell her what to do (and I'm older and everything...sheesh).
For now, I shall be satisfied that a red head married into the family (a purdy one too--see photos below) and maybe I'll get a red headed niece or nephew.
I'm not the only one interested in this little factoid of nonsensical information...I just happened along Chased by children via Dodi's blog and voila...more people blogging about this...who knew?
And just so no one thinks I'm so frivolous...HAHAHA, OK I AM, I KNOW....but there's also a fantastic article about Pakistan in this issue and worth the read.