Do redheads come from another planet? Do they have super powers? These aren't uncommon questions thrown around at the ginger community, so I decided to read up on our flame-haired friends and let you in on a few scientific secrets about these mysterious people. I have never considered myself a proper redhead because my sister Sarah's locks are undoubtably redder than mine her friends fondly call her Red — but not in like, an Orange is the New Black kind of way.
The ginger brigade: Red-haired icons of British history
Redheads, as they say, wear the map of Ireland all over their faces. Sorry, ginger-haired English Prince Harry. Ireland has the highest per capita percentage of redheads in the world -- anywhere from 10 to 30 percent, according to Eupedia , a website that explores European genetics and ancestry. They are almost equally prevalent in Scotland and other pockets of Celtic pride.
Although what little hair he possessed was grey during the Battle of Britain years, Churchill was sandy as a lad. Red hair ran in the family. It was thought by some that Winston was a red headed child perhaps because his glamorous American mother, Jennie Jerome, was partly descended from an Iroquois red Indian. The ultimate roundhead was also a redhead. Cromwell, who signed the death warrant of Charles I, died in