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8 Brilliant Facts About Blondes

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Blondes sometimes get a bad rap for being dumb – or a good one, for having more fun – depending on who you ask. So it’s time we got down to the scientific truth, don’t you think?

Let’s do it!

#8. Blonde-haired, blue-eyed men are drawn to blonde women

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The reason is possibly evolutionary, since both traits are recessive. Only two parents with fair hair and eyes can produce an identical heir.

#7. It’s rare

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Only 2% of the world’s population (but 1 in 20 Americans) are natural blondes.

#6. Gentlemen do prefer blondes

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Blonde women are more likely to get picked up in a bar or helped on the street by a stranger. Sad but true!

#5. Blonde may not be forever

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Most kids born with light hair will end up with dark locks before they turn 10. This is due to rising levels of a natural pigment called eumelanin.

#4. Equality?

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Blonde women are more likely to get paid more than their peers and also to marry wealthy. Unfair!

#3. Blue eyes aren’t guaranteed

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Unlike redheads, who often have light eyes and skin, blondes are just as likely to have dark eyes.

#2. They have more hair

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A normal head of hair holds around 120,000 strands, but because blonde hair tends to be finer, they can have many more.

#1. 30 shades of blonde…

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There are that many hues that can be considered true blonde.

h/t: The Stir – Cafe Mom