12.07.2006

A blonde thought

So the other day we were at the book store checking out when the clerk happens to notice that we we're a whole family of blondes.
She then burst out stating that we're going to be gone from the face of the earth in 200 years.
This was a new one for us.
We usually get
"Oh, what a cute family",
"My hair use to be that color when I was young"
or
"Are you foriegn?"
But the whole extinction thing was....um, new and really makes a person think and not like when you're in a public bathroom and see that the diaper changing table that pulls down has braile on it and makes you wonder about what it says, and can blind people really change a poo diaper, and why would they want to touch all over the bathroom walls. I mean the deep thinking about what the future holds for our children's children.

So I did what I think a lot of us do I looked it up.
Now you can find some interesting things about blondes like

"Blonde beards grow faster than darker beards.

In Finland in 1998, a group of Blondes became so fed up and disillusioned with the treatment of Blondes, that they formed the: International Blondes Association.

Many people believe all Swedish women are blonde, that Sweden is populated by blonde bombshells more than any other country. However, True Blondes make up only approximately 50% of Sweden's 9 million population.

Recently, mummified Caucasians up to 4,000 years old were discovered in China's northwestern province of Xinjiang. The dried corpses have the long noses, deep-set eyes, and long skulls typical of Caucasians. Some even have blonde hair! The 113 corpses appear to have been part of a definite settlement.

A blonde head of hair has usually many more strands than red or dark haired heads.

Artists frequently portrayed their subjects as blonde, even when history belied the point, Phillips writes, noting that the artist Tiepolo, for example, depicted Cleopatra with strawberry blonde curls.

The most popular doll in the history of the world "Barbie" is Blonde.

Supermarket shoppers prefer Blondes as cashiers. A UK based Somerfield Shoppers Survey, found blondes were much busier than their darker haired co-workers. Apparently, the research stated that Blondes appeared much calmer." (taken from www.blondes.net)

and

Peter Frost has an article in the current issue of Evolution and Human Behavior in which he argues that the trait for blonde hair evolved 10,000 years ago in northern Europe because men found blonde women to be attractive.

but
the best find was that the extinction was a hoax or so says a few webpages like this one .

So now that I'm relieved I can return to the more important thoughts, such as, how many hours of knitting can I get today and can I possibly knit faster.

4 comments:

Lisa said...

awesome Blonde thought... ;)

bunny said...

nice bits of trivia. and so glad blonds are not going extinct.

Katherine said...

Did your research tell you anything about whether blonde's knit faster than redheads? Would be interesting to know.

wendy said...

Hmmmm...I wonder who has the more crafty genes.lol.