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originally posted by: boymonkey74
a reply to: intrptr
Yup the report says that redheads needed more anaesthesia to knock them out confirming that.
Oh just to add as a child I was a redhead but it went brown by 6 or 7.
when one burnt our tea she gave me two black eyes
Hair color is determined by the amount of eumelanin (which is dark brown) and pheomelanin (which is reddish).
The amount of eumelanin ranges continuously from very little, producing light-blonde hair, to large amounts, producing black hair. People with large amounts of pheomelanin have red hair, which can range from pale red ("strawberry blond") to bright red to reddish brown.
Most studies divide hair color into a small number of categories, such as blond, red, and brown. Reed (1952) criticized the subjectiveness of this approach and used a reflectance spectrophotometer to measure the amount of light reflected by hair at different wavelengths.
He found that there was no clear separation of hair into two categories; instead there were some individuals with intermediate hair that could not easily be classified as red or non-red.
Reed (1952) also examined hair under a microscope and found the reddish pheomelanin granules that are common in red hair were also in some individuals with brown hair.
This suggests that when the red pheomelanin pigment is present, whether a person has red hair is determined by the amount of brown eumelanin pigment that the person also has.
Could a fiery, short temper even be a pain avoidance mechanism? Why not--after all, a good offense can be the best defense.
originally posted by: MarlinGrace
a reply to: boymonkey74
I have always described redheads this way.. When it's good its really good but when its bad its time to run.
originally posted by: dukeofjive696969
ALl i have to say is i just started a new job, and theres this oh so beautiful red head girl, oh my that czech accent, those sweet green eyes, fire red curly hair and those oh so inviting lips.
Oups got off topic there.