In the United States 2-6% have red tresses, but with a massive population this gives the U.S. the largest population of redheads in the world with 6-18 million. Compared to 650,000 in Scotland and 420,000 in Ireland.
"Once in his life, every man is entitled to fall madly in love with a gorgeous redhead. "– Lucille BallThe first chapter of Marion Roach's Roots of Desire is titled "Wild, Oversexed Heathens, Banshees, and Queens - Redheaded Women and How They Make Us Feel The Way We Do. My, oh my!
People with red hair are sometimes referred to as redheads or gingers and in Australian slang as bluey or blue.
"It’s not the hair that turns men on, it’s the spirit that redheads exude." – Unknown
"Nobody who has known a redhead can say that redheads are tame. Even shy redheads have a burning spark of adventure inside them. Opinionated, hotheaded, logical, loyal, friendly, reserved, whatever the redheads’ personality, you can bet they’ll have SCADS of it!" – Review of the Redhead Encyclopedia
"All throughout history, from Reuben to Robbins, redheads have been recognized as a rare breed. Blondes may have more fun, brunettes may be brainier, but when it comes down to raw energy, creativity, and personality…you can’t beat a redhead well, you can, but beware she’ll probably beat you back!"– Redheads Unlimited
"Blondes are noticed but redheads are never forgotten."– Unknown
Ruadh gu brath! – Scots Gaelic for “Red heads forever!”
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