6 unique traits that make redheads so specialPictolic
Redheads have always been somewhat mysterious and attracted people's attention. In the Middle Ages, they were considered witches or vampires, and sometimes society treated them cruelly. But, fortunately, those days are long gone, and now we can enjoy people with this wonderful hair color. But hair color is not the only distinguishing feature of redheads.
We got curious, and we were interested to know what else separates redheads from others. And some of the facts we found were really amazing. That being said, we invite you to learn about these things and never forget to tell your ginger friends how special they are.
1. They are "mutants".
The MC1R gene is responsible for skin and hair color. When it is inactivated or blocked, the body begins to produce more melanin, which is responsible for more reddish tones. This "ginger gene" also affects freckles in redheads.
2. They can produce vitamin D.
Due to their pale skin, they can tan and absorb more sun. Thus, redheads can produce more vitamin D.
3. Red-haired men are healthier.
Redheaded men are less likely to get prostate cancer.
4. They are more likely to be attacked by bees.
Bees sting people with red hair more than others. They tend to attack redheads because this color can be perceived as threatening.
5. They have less hair.
Despite the fact that red hair can be quite thick, there are only 90,000 strands. It doesn't seem small, but for comparison, brunettes have approximately 110,000, and blondes have even more: 150,000.
6. Britain is home to most redheads.
Most redheads live in Ireland and Scotland. Up to 20% -30% of the population respectively have this beautiful hair color. Although there is still speculation that redheads get their genes somewhere from southwestern Norway.