According to new research from genetic scientists, redheads are becoming rarer and could be extinct in 100 years. The current National Geographic magazine reports that less than two per cent of the world’s population has natural red hair — a condition believed to be created by a mutation in northern Europe thousands of years ago. Some experts say that redheads could be gone as early as 2060.
Meaning I am a minority, and as I’m likely the last of my species I should get some kind of government perk, shouldn’t I? Free vanilla iced coffees from McDonald’s, perhaps? Free movie passes and Milk Duds?