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What?! If You’re A Red Head, You’re Related To Every Other Ginger in The World

Published On April 25, 2013 | By Craig Picton | Blogs, Middays

All you red heads need to read this.  You’re related to Ed Sheeran and Nichole Kidman.  According to research from a DNA testing company in Scotland, everyone with red hair is related.  If you have red hair, you’re a direct descendant of the first person with red hair, although most redheads you meet are probably, like, your 852nd cousin, 15 times removed.

For a child to have red hair, both parents have to have the red hair recessive gene. That doesn’t necessarily mean both parents have to be redheads, they just have to have red hair somewhere in their genetic history.

Only about 1% of people worldwide have red hair. With the  highest concentration in Scotland, Ireland and England.

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