I was watching The Today Show this morning and they brought up sometime I have known about for a long time. I had pushed it in the back of my mind and chose to ignore it because I am in denial.
If predictions by the Oxford Hair Foundation come to pass, the number of natural redheads everywhere will continue to dwindle until there are none left by the year 2100.The reason, according to scientists at the independent institute in England, which studies all sorts of hair problems, is that just 4 percent of the world's population carries the red-hair gene. The gene is recessive and therefore diluted when carriers produce children with people who have the dominant brown-hair gene. The way things are going, red hair will either be extremely rare or extinct by the end of the century. But with 4 percent of 6.4 billion people carrying the gene, says one scientist, it is too large a figure to be wiped out completely in the next 95 years.
I AM A REDHEAD! My people are disappearing! **Pout**
And because I associate everything with books, I am seriously trying to rack my brain on any male or female characters who are redheads. The only one I can think of at the moment is that sexy Scot to die for, Jamie Fraser from Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series.
So, help a poor endangered species out and give me some examples redheaded heroes or heroines like myself!
But I am still sassy!