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North American Redhead Gathering - Summer 2010
Redhead World is working to create a redhead gathering in North America this summer. For the past few years, there has been a lot of demand for a large redhead gathering on this side of the Atlantic for those who can't make the trip to Roodharigendag in the Netherlands.For more click on the links tab or go to:http://www.redhead-world.net/blogs/entry/North-American-Redhead-Gathering-Summer-2010
South Park offends Coppercab again!
South Park has created another ginger kids episode called 200. The video has again offended many red head's, including coppercab, a youtube famous ginger. Coppercab has recently made a new video, which you can watch by clicking on the video tab.
New additions to our site
We have a couple exciting new additions to our website. The first addition is the arcade tab, we have over 25 games and there are more coming! the second addition is the ability to chat with your friends that are online. The chat window is located on the bottom right corner of your screen. We have also have created a new Ginger Club Toolbar, you can download it by clicking on the links tab.
Are redheads going extinct?
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.
The story of redhead extinction has gone around the Internet before, most recently in 2005, with news articles again citing the Oxford Hair Foundation as a source. These articles work on the mistaken assumption that recessive genes -- like the one for red hair -- can "die out." Recessive genes can become rare but don't disappear completely unless everyone carrying that gene dies or fails to reproduce. So while red hair may remain rare, enough people carry the gene that, barring global catastrophe, redheads should continue to appear for some time.
For more click on the links tab or go to: http://science.howstuffworks.com/genetic-science/redhead-extinction.htm
Red hair (also referred to as titian or ginger hair) varies from a deep orange-red through burnt orange to bright copper. It is characterized by high levels of the reddish pigment pheomelanin and relatively low levels of the dark pigment eumelanin. People with red hair are often referred to as redheads. Approximately 1% to 2% of the human population has red hair. It occurs more frequently (between 2% and 6% of the population) in northern and western Europeans, and their descendants, and at lower frequencies throughout other parts of the world. Red hair appears in people with two copies of a recessive gene on chromosome 16 which causes a change in the MC1R protein. It is associated with fair skin colour, freckles, and sensitivity to ultraviolet light. Cultural reactions have varied from ridicule to admiration; many common stereotypes exist regarding redheads and they are often portrayed as the “fiery-tempered redhead”.
For more click on the links tab or go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_hair