Thanks to scientific research conducted by ScotlandDNA and their home test kits, approximately half of all Brits carry the ginger gene, giving them hefty potential to create a ginger baby, even if they don’t have red hair themselves.
And, in an attempt to reduce the mocking that redheads face, particularly in the UK (here’s hoping!), the results are being used to spread positive ginger vibes, shunning the stigma attached to the mutated MC1R gene.
Want to know the best part? The same research has discovered that our ginger genes can be tracked back to ONE ORIGINAL GINGER. Dun dun duuuun. Sounds a bit sci-fi/incestuous right?
Can this be true? We hope so. If yes, then imagine this: we’re related to all of these awesome gingers…
The Weasley Family
(not) Christina Hendricks
But can there really be One Original Ginger? One Ginger to rule them all? If only.
Whether we’re all related or not, we’re just one big happy ginger family.