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    Got red hair? 9 fun facts about red hair

    I love red hair, but my one attempt at being a redhead failed miserably, so I will suffice with admiring red wild curly or straight hair wherever I see it.

    I'm a bit late, but you redheads may know your day was yesterday, November 5.

    November 5th is a day to bask in all your ginger glory. USA TODAY NETWORK

    The holiday was started by two redheaded sisters who wanted to help other gingers embrace and love their fiery locks.

    To help celebrate, here are nine fun facts about redheads:

    The highest concentration of redheads is in Scotland (13%) followed by Ireland (10%). Worldwide, only 2% of people have red hair.

    People with red hair are likely more sensitive to pain. This is because the gene mutation (MC1R) that causes red hair is on the same gene linked to pain receptors. It also means redheads usually need more anesthesia for dental and medical procedures.

    Having red hair isn't the only thing that makes some redheads unique. They are also more likely to be left handed. Both characteristics come from recessive genes, which like to come in pairs.

    Redheads probably won't go grey. That's because the pigment just fades over time. So they will probably go blonde and even white, but not grey.

    Rumor says Hitler banned marriage between
    redheads. Apparently he thought it would lead to "deviant offspring."

    Redheads most commonly have brown eyes. The least common eye color: blue.

    Bees have been proven to be more attracted to redheads.

    Being a redheaded man may have health benefits. A study published by the British Journal of Cancer suggested that men with red hair are 54% less likely to develop prostate cancer than their brown and blonde-haired counterparts.

    Redheads actually have less hair than most other people. On average they only have 90,000 strands of hair while blonds, for example, have 140,000. However, red hair is typically thicker so it still looks just as full.

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    Re: Got red hair? 9 fun facts about red hair

    Are any of you redheads? Today is your day to gloat!!!! I congratulate you.

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    Re: Got red hair? 9 fun facts about red hair

    This redhead is my niece. I have the curly hair but my hair is (or was ) black.

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    Re: Got red hair? 9 fun facts about red hair

    Gorgeous!

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