17 Surprising Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Redheads

    Blondes may have more fun, but redheads have more sex.

    1. Red hair is a mutation.

    2. And redheads are more likely to be left-handed.

    3. Having red hair and blue eyes basically makes you a unicorn.

    4. The Dutch celebrate a festival in the first weekend of September called Roodharigendag, or Redhead Day.

    5. Redheads make up only approximately 2% of the human population.

    6. It's believed redheads require more anaesthetic than other hair colours.

    7. And contradicting studies have found redheads may have very different reactions to pain.

    8. There are also reports of redheaded women bruising a lot easier than women of other hair colours.

    9. In the Middle Ages, red hair was considered a sign of being a vampire.

    10. And many women were persecuted for witchcraft simply for having red hair.

    11. In France, red hair was considered a means to exclude men from priesthood because Judas is often depicted as a redhead.

    12. Bees are apparently more attracted to redheads.

    13. There was a recipe for "Spanish gold" that required the blood of a redheaded man.

    14. Evidence was found that indicated Neanderthals carried a variant MC1R gene similar to the modern redhead trait.

    15. Redheads are less likely to go gray.

    16. They have less hair, but it's thick.

    17. Blondes may have more fun, but redheads have more sex.