5 Amazing Facts about Redheads

Roodharigendag in Dutch

Redheads thrive all over the globe.

Red hair is more common (2–6%) in people of northern or western European. However, surprisingly redheads are also often found in the Polynesian population.

 

Redheads can indulge in spicy, red peppers

Redheads can handle spicier flavors more than blondes or brunnettes, according to a study at Aalborg University in Denmark.

 

Redheads are the boss

One study found that redheads are over-represented at the CEO level, more than any other hair color.

 

Redheads are more likely to be left handed.

This could be due to the fact that red hair and left handedness are both recessive genes.

 

Redheads have their own day of celebrations

Redheads were once feared in antiquity as witches. But these days, redhead pride runs all over. Every year, thousands of gingers meet up at Redhead Day (Roodharigendag in Dutch) in the Netherlands to share all the ways they are awesome.