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Grizzly Bear Blues Create-a-Caption #11 Winner!

Harry How

Emotions run high as Jon Leuer tries to console his teammate that just found out people don't feel the same way about redheaded guys as they do redheaded girls.

Congratulations to Keith Edwards!

And now some redhead trivia for you:

  • Sixty percent of women who dye their hair do so at home. Of them twenty six percent choose to go blonde, twenty seven percent go basic brunette, and thirty percent choose to become redheads. The sale of at home red dye kits has gone up seventeen percent since the year two thousand hit.
  • Red hair is seen on the heads of only four percent of people. Most of these exist in the U.K., the Republic of Ireland, and Australia.
  • The highest percentage of natural redheads in the world is in Scotland (13%), followed closely by Ireland with 10%. In the US, about 2% of the population are natural redheads.
  • A 2002 study found that redhead are harder to sedate than any other people requiring twenty percent more anesthesia. Inadequate doses cause people to wake up during surgery and have increased recall of procedures.
  • Adults have about 120,000 hairs on their head; redheads have fewer, blondes have more, brunettes have the most.
  • Red headedness is, genetically speaking, a recessive trait. It may appear after several generations of darker hair.
  • Redheads don't turn grey. Red hair turned sandy, then white. They are also found to loose their color later in life than people carrying other hair colors.
  • The perception of the color red, scientifically speaking, enhances the viewers metabolism and increases heart rate and respiration. (Looking at you, Mr. Edwards!)
  • In the late 16th century, the fat of a redheaded man was an essential ingredient for poison.
  • In the paintings of the Sistine Chapel in 1874, Michelangelo's Temptation depicts a brown haired Eve being handed a red apple by a red headed bare breasted serpent woman. In the adjacent fresco, Eve is thrown out of the garden with a shameful face and a twist of red hair.
  • The Egyptians regarded the color as so unlucky that they had a ceremony in which they burned red-headed maidens alive to wipe out the tint - Claudie De Lys.
  • Archaeological digs in the Chinese desert of Takla Makan found mummified redheads dating back 3,000 years.
  • The Romans kept red haired slaves, and at a higher price.
  • Bees are thought to sting redheads more than others.
  • In Greek Mythology, redheads turn into Vampires when they die.

Once in his life, every man is entitled to fall madly in love with a gorgeous redhead. - Lucille Ball