So I've been struck with the plague so many Chicagoans are currently facing (the common cold) but in case you haven't seen it already, The Ginger Philes was interviewed by the New York Post!
The story is about how redheads are more prone to melanoma (duh!) but here's the shocker: we are more prone to melanoma regardless of our sun intake! That means if you take a redhead and a non-redhead and don't let them ever see daylight, the redhead still has a higher likelihood of developing skin cancer.
This is because we have less of a UV filter, due to our ancestry coming from states, such as Norway (red hair comes from the Vikings), where the sun's rays were few, and we needed less of a filter to get our Vitamin D.
So the GOOD NEWS is we are less likely to have a Vitamin D deficiency! Er...I think, based on the article.
Anyway, my favorite part of the article is about this blog (obviously) where Mayrav Saar describes The Ginger Philes as a blog that "chronicles the blues of being red." I think I may have to change the The Ginger Philes' tagline to this. Thoughts?
My only issue with the article is the picture of the dyed redhead! You can see her dark roots in her part and her dark eyebrows! I'm sure it was an oversight, considering nonredheads lack the red-dars us gingers have.