Producing Vitamin D + 5 Other Unique Things About Gingers

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Middle Ages were a rough time for redheads because people believed they were witches or vampires, and treated them poorly. But these times are gone and now we can appreciate these unique people. 

Nexter.org prepared you a list of 6 things that make gingers special.

They’re actually rare

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How many ginger people have you seen? We bet not as many as blondes or brunettes because redheads make up just 1% to 2% of the total population, which is about 70-140 million people.

They’re more likely to be attacked by bees

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Weird fact but yes, redheads get stung by bees more often than others. And the reason for this is the fact that the color of their hair may be perceived as predatory.

They can produce vitamin D

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People with red hair have pale skin, so they absorb more sun, therefore, produce more vitamin D.

They are kind of “mutants”

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When the MC1R gene, which is responsible for our skin and hair color gets inactivated or blocked, our bodies have to produce more melanin which is responsible for reddish tones.

People are afraid of them

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Gingerphobia is a real thing. Maybe it’s because there are beliefs that redheads don’t have a soul or for some other reason.

They’re more likely to be left-handed

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Gingers are more likely to be left-handed, according to this study. Just as their hair, it is a recessive trait.

Do you know any other facts about redheads?


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