7 Things You Didn't Know About Redheads

There are a bunch of myths out there about redheads: Are they really going extinct? Are they more prone to develop cancer? Trace has all those answers and more. Read More: Simultaneous purifying selection on the ancestral MC1R allele and positive selection on the melanoma-risk allele V60L in South Europeans http://mbe.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2013/09/12/molbev.mst158.abstract "In humans, the geographical apportionment of the coding diversity of the pigmentary locus MC1R is, unusually, higher in Eurasians than in Africans." Are redheads going extinct? http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/genetic/redhead-extinction.htm "In August 2007, many news organizations reported that redheads or "gingers," as our British and Australian friends call them, would eventually become extinct." MC1R http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/gene/MC1R "The MC1R gene provides instructions for making a protein called the melanocortin 1 receptor. This receptor plays an important role in normal pigmentation." Why Redheads Are at Higher Risk for Melanoma http://www.livescience.com/39094-redhead-health-risks.html "The same genetic mutation that leads to red hair and fair skin may put redheads at risk for skin cancer, a new study suggests." Redheads may be at higher risk of melanoma even without sun http://articles.latimes.com/2012/oct/31/science/la-sci-red-hair-melamona-20121101 "A study on mice suggests that pheomelanin pigment, which gives rise to red hair, is itself a potential trigger for melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer." Why Surgeons Dread Redheads http://healthland.time.com/2010/12/10/why-surgeons-dread-red-heads/ "As the authors of a recent study published in BMJ attest, society's red-haired members don't always get a fair shake. Hoary stereotypes, such as the idea that redheads are also hot heads, are mixed together with actual physiological differences — such as a heightened sensitivity to pain. Now science is getting a better understanding of redheaded physiology than ever before." 'Ginger gene' developed after humans moved to colder climate 50,000 years ago http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/10319859/Ginger-gene-developed-after-humans-moved-to-colder-climate-50000-years-ago.html "Fair skin and red hair first appeared around the time people settled in Europe and still remains a dominant gene in southern Europeans today, even if they become tanned." Check out more about the ginger gene on I F#!&king Love Science: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfAKoV6DaP4 Watch More: Is Anorexia Genetic?: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWHqDlDDYo0 Changing Your Genes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5DU9lgbsSE What Are Sea Monkeys?: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AZJRpj3KHA ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Anthony Carboni on Twitter http://twitter.com/acarboni Laci Green on Twitter http://twitter.com/gogreen18 Trace Dominguez on Twitter http://twitter.com/trace501 DNews on Facebook http://facebook.com/dnews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com

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Kat nannon: when you have red hair but no freckles (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻

david chamberlain: On average red haired people have more ability than any other hair colour...FACT..

Trumpster: Liking redheads is actually a sort of fetish. People that like redheads tend to be really attracted to that person, almost regardless of the rest of that person's body. It's kinda creepy.
Also, redhead women, yes! Redhead men, NO!
I've never been attracted to redheads that much, but I heard that they can get pretty freaky in bed.

Razor8517: anybody saw a retard in the comments saying redheads are aliens?

DarkKnight15243: I am the only red head I know that ha brown eyes, and no freckles (tho I really don't know many red heads lol)

different videos jessaca Leggett: My hands up

Leighvi Stacy-flowers: I'm a red head! but with freckles.

Loilpop World: i have red hair and was born with it

Angrybirds 18: Red headed men are beautiful!!

Eddy Vercetti: So white people are a mutants? Explains everything

Gloopking: Why is there no fucking ginger emojis. That's fucking mean I'm ginger

CoDroStyleHD: dont gingers turn into vampires when they die??

ProbablyMilly: If you're a ginge does anyone else look up these videos to see their lies and rubbish??? no just me...

Abby Ginger: people don't even acknowledge my redheadedness and rare blue eyes so ima be at school tommorow telling everyone I'm a fucking magical unicorn

KeziaCharlie4Ever: Idk why everyone thinks being ginger is so bad. Like when someone says hahahah you're ginger people take it badly but if someone says you're blonde it's nothing?

Taryn Botes: I'm strawberryblonde

Dion Mulvihill: Oh, get it Gingers are not soulless they are mutants!

Dion Mulvihill: Oh, You sure Gingers are not soulless? They maybe!

Leah Cairns: I have Ginger hair, I hate it, I'm so pale and all my friends are tanning.
I've been bullied about it as well plus I have like a trillion freckles
I get called these names (plus I'm rly tall)

Spotty Giraffe
Ginger Ninja
Spotty
Ginger nut
Reed heed
Paley wally
Irn-Bru head

That's only some of them

Madison Macha: We actually are going extinct

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