Funny Facts About Being A Red Head

I am a red head and just stumbled across some funny facts about red heads, which I am very happily share with you guys here:

  • Only 1-2% of the world’s population have red hair.
  • In Scottland 14 out of 100 people have red hair. It is the country with the highest density of red heads (not Ireland)
  • Red heads only have approx 90’000 hairs on their head in comparison to blondes with 100’000 and brunettes with 120’000. Because the red hair is thicker it appears though as if red heads have more hair.
  • Apparently red heads are feeling cold and heat more intense…
  • Red heads don’t turn grey. Red hair might get beige in age or just simply turns white (like in my case)
  • A red head needs approximately 20% more anesthetics for surgery than others
  • Until the 16th century the fat of red headed men was used to produce poison…
  • During the Roman Empire a red headed slave was more expensive than another one
  • The DNA of a red head is easier to identify for forensic investigator than others
  • According to the Greek Mythology red heads turn into vampire-like creatures after their death…

I know this is not your typical red head in the picture. But hey, stunning after all, right? Have a great day everyone 🙂


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  1. Fascinating fact there which I enjoyed reading. One of my sisters is a redhead and you forgot to mention that they can be very feisty! 🙂

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  2. Thanks for sharing thse fun and interesting facts about redheads. 😀

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  3. I’m still trying to understand how to make poison out of a man’s fat :O

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  4. That is indeed a stunning redhead!
    I am not a red head, but I have a sister who is and a brother who was. Interesting facts. I will have to share this with my sister.

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  5. Really interesting facts – many of which i didn’t know – so thank you for sharing. I love the non-typical readhead! He’s beautiful.I also hope you’re happy with your own red hair. Red hair is so glamorous.

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  6. My hair is browner than red, so I’m not really a redhead. Some people say auburn and some people say Scottish red. I never think of myself as a redhead. However, my dentist says the redder the hair the more anesthetic he gives, and the redder the head, the yellower the teeth. My third child is strawberry blonde, and he says the same to her. Must be some truth to it.
    I don’t have gray hair. I have white ones. They’re evil now, but one day they’ll be pretty. I hope. lol

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