Where Did Redheads Come From?

In case you haven't heard, scientists have "discovered" that red hair became an evolution thing when humans moved out of Africa 50,000 years ago. Homo sapiens began to become redheads to adapt to colder/darker climates where we wouldn't get as much Vitamin D. And now our pale skin makes us not need as much Vitamin D as others; it gets through our thin skin faster. So as all your friends are talking about how they have a Vitamin D deficiency (since that's the hot new medical trend), you can laugh in their faces. Just don't think about the fact that you're more receptive to melanoma.

Anyway, I have a few questions about this:

1. Why the fuck has it taken scientists this long to "discover" this? Isn't this fucking common sense? Redheads, just like other pale people, live in colder/darker climates. Humans evolved this way for a reason. Like, DUH!

2. Does this mean daywalkers aren't as fully evolved as full-blooded gingers? Like as the evolution of redheads was happening, daywalkers were kind of like the in-betweeners?

3. I'm so happy that red hair officially did not come from the Neadertals. I've been pissed about that for a while as my imagination keeps showing me an image of David D. and Eric G. making fun of my 4th grade self for that one.

4. I'm not fucking Irish, for the last time.

5. I can finally tell the crazy guy that red hair did NOT come from the Vikings.

Enter your email address below to subscribe to The Ginger Philes, if you dare:

Leave a comment

  • ChicagoNow is full of win

    Welcome to ChicagoNow.

    Meet our bloggers,
    post comments, or
    pitch your blog idea.

  • Advertisement:
  • Meet The Blogger


    The Ginger Phile has had the unfortunate disposition of being a ginger since birth. She has tried various medications to cure her gingervitis, including therapies such as tantrum-throwing. Her efforts have been to no avail. Instead, she is trying to write it out, via this blog. Unfortunately, she doesn't think it will bear a soul for her. The Ginger Phile is from the exotic land of Wisconsin, where she had daily inner turmoil over whether she was a ginger or a daywalker. So far, three of three votes say daywalker. She begs to differ, as someone recently told her they would want to be with her if they were biking at night because she is so pale.

  • Subscribe to The Ginger Philes

    Enter your email address:

    Delivered by FeedBurner

  • Recent Comments

    • Cheers! You have really allured me; I have no words to explain my feelings about your post. oro gold reviews
      Read the story | Reply to this comment
    • It was more the way that he said it, and within the context of all of the other things he ...
      Read the story | Reply to this comment
    • I guess you'll feel better if the next guy takes you to Buffalo Wild Wings. Fashion, though is a tip ...
      Read the story | Reply to this comment
    • This is such a great honor for me that I am learning from this awesome blog, THANKS orogold cosmetics
      Read the story | Reply to this comment
    • Sometimes social media gives you pause when somebody crops up that you were never exactly close with, and yet they ...
      Read the story | Reply to this comment
  • Tags

  • Monthly Archives

  • Latest on ChicagoNow

  • Advertisement: