Monday, September 03, 2007

Long Live The Redheads


I read in National Geographic that natural redheads may be extinct by the year 2100. Apparently, both parents need to carry the gene to create a redhead. Only 3% of the population is redheaded.

I think I'm going to start a group for parents of redheaded children. It will be called NAFSR, the National Association for Saving Redheads. We can then introduce our children to each other, force them to get married and start mass producing redheads.

Long live the redhead....and freckles.

12 comments:

cndymkr said...

Do you know how much money I've spent trying to get my hair that (or any) shade of red? I would love to be a natural red head. Damn genetics.
jean

Inkling said...

What?! We can't be going extinct! Does this mean I need to get my husband DNA tested to see if we have a hope of carrying on the combination blessing/curse that I wear on my head? Does this mean that Ireland and Scotland are going to be extinct too? This would be a tragedy. You know, I think God has a soft spot for redheads, and I think He will keep on creating them. Well, unless He thinks they provide too much drama in the world. =)

Wow. What news. I think I should take it easy. Lay off doing the dishes, doing the laundry, cleaning the house, and other tasks. After all, if I'm going extinct, I should preserve my energy and use it for something important.......what that might be, I don't know. However, it might just involve a beach, copious amounts of sunscreen, and a good book.

Kathy from NJ said...

That is a wonderful idea.

Approx 20 years ago my sister read an article about endearments. Given a choice of endearments, "darling" was the least used. My husband & I felt sorry for "darling" being so low on the popularity list, so we began using that term for each other. Unfortunately he doesn't speak anymore but I still call him "my darling, my love."

april said...

Kathy, that is so darling that you call your husband my darling, my love. I'm presuming he must have had a stroke?? If you are his caregiver then bless you, what a lovely way to show your love.

Inkling, you need start having as many children as possible to get the redheads numbers back up.

Jean, isn't it funny that we want what is so rare and initially was a genetic flaw?

Anonymous said...

redheads...I have a daughter who is 7 years old and a very stubborn redhead. Hopefully MANY years from now she will have a red headed child...THAT ACTS JUST LIKE HER!!

Kristina
Brookville, OHIO

iloveupstate.com said...

I'm a natural redhead (thanks Dad!).

My Fiance has red higlights in his hair...so I'm hopeful!

Tricia said...

We'd love in on your group! I have THREE redheaded kiddos out of four, but neither hubs nor myself has red tresses. He has red hair back somewhere in his family, but I've never seen it in mine. Go figure...

Crunchy Chicken said...

I'm glad to see that you're promoting 21st Century eugenics. Perhaps them NAFSR folks will be the superior race, although you might have some issues with inbreeding... but 3% of the population may be a big enough gene pool to prevent anything too wacky.

But them again, I suspect that the genes for red-headedness are dominant so there are more people out there carrying the genes than those 3%.

Aren't you glad you brought it up?

melissa said...

My son is a redhead (got it from my mom) Sign me up!!

bmm1 said...

One of the most precious days of my life are when my daughter was born and I saw she was a redhead like me!!! She is currently in a contest to represent a local fashion boutique and she is the ONLY REDHEAD among the 35 finalists out of over 400 girls originally. Help promote redheads by voting for KELSEY MILLER at www.pinkbombshell.com THANKS!!!

Molly @ Star Cottage said...

Haha this is hilarious! I love red hair and am hoping to get over my fear and just go for it as soon as I'm done being pregnant I'm a little worried about all the chemicals and fumes it would take to turn almost black hair bright red.

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