Friday, March 18, 2005

Blondes could be on endangered list -- Study

Even if your heart isn't tugged by the plight of the panda or the spotted owl, you might want to spare a thought for the latest endangered species. Blondes. German researchers say natural blondes may disappear within two centuries. Blonde hair is the result of a recessive mutation, which means you have to inherit it from both your parents. But the Germans say that so many people are fake blondes that natural blondes aren't getting as many chances to mate. If blondes aren't mating as often, there aren't as many copies of the blonde gene being passed on, so blondes are in danger of going the way of the dodo. If you'd like to see the last blondes in the wild, go to Finland. The gene is most common there, which means that's where the last natural blonde will probably be born.

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