Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Snookered Again

So, we're not going to run out of redheads any time soon? That's a relief, really.

Are redheads going extinct?
by Jacob Silverman
In August 2007, many news organizations reported that redheads or "gingers," as our British and Australian friends call them, would eventually become extinct. Other news outlets and blogs picked up the story, citing the "Oxford Hair Foundation" or "genetic scientists" who claimed that there would be no more redheads by as early as 2060 [source: The Courier Mail]. It turns out that all those people were wrong. Redheads are here to stay and should be around well beyond 2060.

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