Did you know that only 4 percent of people on earth are redheads? And in the U.S., only 2 percent of the population are redheads? That makes me special. (Well, special-er. We already knew I was special. In a good way.)
Other redhead facts and lore I found interesting:
The color green tempers red. Look at a color chart. This is why redheads are taught as children to wear lots of green. As if red hair is a shameful state of being.
I don't know about shameful. But I do wear a lot of green...
A 2002 study found that redheads are harder to sedate than any other people requiring 20 percent more anesthesia. Inadequate doses cause people to wake up during surgery and have increased recall of procedures.
This has, in fact, seemed to be the case for me.
The perception of the color red, scientifically speaking, enhances the viewer's metabolism and increases heart rate and respiration.
In the late 16th century, the fat of a redheaded man was an essential ingredient for poison.
Bees are thought to sting redheads more than others.
So my fears are justified!
In Greek mythology, redheads turn into vampires when they die.
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