Good news for humankind... Genetic scientists are predicting Redheads could be extinct in less than 100 years!
Latest figures reveal natural redheads are becoming rarer, and they now account for less than two percent of the world's population.
However, "global intermingling" has reduced the numbers of redheaded couples, although little carrot tops can still be produced when only one parent has red hair.
The mutant gene is still strongest in Scotland, where 13% of the population have red hair, and up to a massive 40% carry the rare gene.
Scientifically, red hair appears in people with two copies of a recessive gene which causes a change in the MC1R protein. Redheads are more prone to skin cancer with a higher sensitivity to ultraviolet light, as well as a higher sensitivity to heat and cold.
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The International GingerKids Foundation is working to find a cure for Gingervitis, which is a serious disease affecting millions of people. The group is working to achieve equality and understanding for ginger children, until a cure is found.
The Redhead motto is "We Are People Too (even if we don't have souls)". Find out more about their work here...
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