Thursday, August 23, 2007
According to genetic scientists redheads are becoming rarer and could be extinct in 100 years time. The current National Geographic magazine reports that less than 2 per cent of the world's population has natural red hair- "created by a mutation in northern Europe thousand of years ago" (direct quote). Global intermingling has reduced the chances of redheads meeting and so producing little redheads of their own. Although it takes only one red-haired parent to produce ginger babies the chances are slim. Two redheads obviously creates a much stronger possibility. Scotland has the world's highest proportion. It is estimated that 40 per cent of Scots carry the red gene and 13 per cent actually have red hair.
Some experts warn they could be gone as early 2060...
Shocking statistics. I'm sure you won't disagree. Look at that face (see above). There's just too much at stake here!
But the thing is! This can be stopped. I want everyone to start convincing their redheaded friends that "hey dude, scotland' awesome, hey? i would totally live there someday, i reckon. girls are hot AS too. you should move there and start sexing." etc.