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   xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Dec 11 11:46 AM

December 11, 2007: Blonds

From Neatorama. Blonds in Europe.




Undertoad  Tuesday Dec 11 12:36 PM

So in Northern Poland there are many Polish blonds.

Doesn't this enter some sort of old joke time-space continuum thing? Like the cat with buttered toast on its back?

Q: How can you tell if a Polish blond has been sitting at your computer?

A: There's white-out on the screen, but not real white-out, it's white paint.



Coign  Tuesday Dec 11 12:40 PM

I am polish and there are more than a few blonds in my family.



SteveDallas  Tuesday Dec 11 12:42 PM

I didn't expect the one beige area in the British Isles.

Do they have one for redheads??



ozswede  Tuesday Dec 11 12:56 PM

And I can tell you that most Swedes are NOT naturally blonde. Peroxide sales in Scandinavia must be through the roof to keep up the fiction.

The other thing I've noticed is that they LIE about it constantly. You compliment a friend on her highlights and she tells you it's natural! And people with 2" of obvious regrowth try and tell you that their blonde is natural as well. Spare me!



Undertoad  Tuesday Dec 11 01:01 PM

Quote:
I didn't expect the one beige area in the British Isles.
When the Vikings came to rape and pillage, you didn't expect them to stick to pillaging...!


findpolitics  Tuesday Dec 11 03:34 PM

I think we now know where the hole in the Ozone layer is.



SteveDallas  Tuesday Dec 11 03:54 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undertoad View Post
When the Vikings came to rape and pillage, you didn't expect them to stick to pillaging...!
I didn't expect them to be able to pillage a 7-11.


Oh wait, you weren't talking about the NFL Vikings now were you??


Trilby  Tuesday Dec 11 04:51 PM

isn't it funny how there's more blondes in the HEEL of Italy's boot than anywhere else in Italy? you'd think the Italian blones would be in the north.



Leah  Tuesday Dec 11 07:59 PM

It would be interesting to see the stats for here in Australia. We have a huge nation of blonde heads roaming around, including myself.



busterb  Tuesday Dec 11 09:18 PM

Helllo Elephant lady.



Leah  Tuesday Dec 11 10:00 PM

Hi ya , I'm itching to get back to Thailand to be with the elephants again. I'm hoping Santa will be nice this year and give me a trip. The only problem being I've got a one year old to tow along.
There's not many blonde heads over there, I stand out in a crowd.



xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Dec 11 11:22 PM

Aw, you stand out in any crowd, beautiful.



Leah  Tuesday Dec 11 11:24 PM

aw, thanks darls.



morie  Wednesday Dec 12 10:35 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undertoad View Post
When the Vikings came to rape and pillage, you didn't expect them to stick to pillaging...!
well, the Vikings did mostly come to pillage in Britain. the reason there are so many blondes in Britain now is because Britain opened up its doors to new members of the EU. Now there is nothing wrong with allowing other people free access to your country, but I think there is something racist in allowing blondes from Eastern Europe to migrate into your country while ignoring your former colonies. I mean, how is it that people from Commonwealth countries who speak English and are familiar with British insitutions like Parliament , and whose countries have given a lot to Britain for over 200 years are passed over in favour of newcomers to the European Union, some of whom don't even know the meaning of Hello and whose countries historically have had little ties with Britain?

Morie
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Griff  Thursday Dec 13 07:51 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undertoad View Post
When the Vikings came to rape and pillage, you didn't expect them to stick to pillaging...!
I'd like to see a finer resolution map. There were probably viking blonds along the coasts and river systems, but I wonder how much that has diffused over time?


findpolitics  Thursday Dec 13 01:23 PM

Grey

Quote:
Originally Posted by Griff View Post
I'd like to see a finer resolution map. There were probably viking blonds along the coasts and river systems, but I wonder how much that has diffused over time?
Clearly we can see from this map that everyone on the coast line has grey hair.


Karenv  Thursday Dec 13 04:12 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by SteveDallas View Post

Do they have one for redheads??

Apparently not. This is one of the original articles by the author:
http://pages.globetrotter.net/peter_...-eye-color.htm

And here is an article: Cavegirls were the first blondes to have more fun:
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article...058688,00.html

Frost has some interesting articles on the sexual dimorphism of skin, eye and hair color.


HungLikeJesus  Thursday Dec 13 04:39 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Karenv View Post
...
And here is an article: Cavegirls were the first blondes to have more fun:
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article...058688,00.html
I have that movie, but I haven't watched it yet: http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0060782/


richlevy  Saturday Dec 15 11:53 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Karenv View Post
And here is an article: Cavegirls were the first blondes to have more fun:
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article...058688,00.html
Quote:
According to the study, north European women evolved blonde hair and blue eyes at the end of the Ice Age to make them stand out from their rivals at a time of fierce competition for scarce males.
So basically, nothings changed.

I do find fault with the article. IMO, the only prerequisite for a man to want to have sex with a woman is the word "yes".


ZenGum  Saturday Dec 15 12:20 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by richlevy View Post
So basically, nothings changed.

I do find fault with the article. IMO, the only prerequisite for a man to want to have sex with a woman is the word "yes".
I didn't find it convincing either.
It maintains the presumptions that women could never hunt, and that the societies were predominantly monogamous.
It ignores the connection between skin colour and hair colour, and that lighter skin is better in low-sunlight climates because it enables more vitamin D to be produced.
Still, the study does point out that European pigmentation is very remarkable compared to the rest of the planet, and seems to have emerged very suddenly and quite recently. That does call for an explanation, and maybe they have found some contributing factors.


Sundae  Saturday Dec 15 05:41 PM

There was a programme on fairly recently re tracing bloodlines back in the UK. I only caught the end of it, but it seemed less people were descended from Viking bloodlines than they (the families) had hoped.

The thing is the English (and to a far lesser extent the rest of the UK) is a mongrel race. To the extent that the description "English Rose" refers more to a strawberries and cream complexion with fair (rather than true blonde) hair. But we're pretty accepting. We are pretty much willing to call anyone successful, brave or accomplished British, despite their heritage. English is trickier - have to be born here as well as all the above.



King  Saturday Dec 15 07:44 PM

There's no way more than half the people in the north of England have naturally blonde hair.



xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Dec 15 11:25 PM

The highest percentage of natural redheads in the world is in Scotland (13%), followed closely by Ireland with 10%. In the US, about 2% of the population are natural redheads.
Are they considered "light haired"?



Kingswood  Monday Dec 17 09:32 PM

Are these statistics based on the adult population? Including kids can skew the statistics. Some kids start off with blond hair when they are young and then grow out of it.



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