Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Wish they all could be California cave girls

Yes, but did cave men tell blonde jokes?

Turns out, according to a recent article in the Times of London, that blonds really do have more fun, and been having it since the Pleistocene, 10,000 years ago.

"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," notes the article, citing a study out of the University of St. Andrews.

But, blondies, enjoy the attention while you can, because:

"A study by the World Health Organisation found that natural blonds are likely to be extinct within 200 years because there are too few people carrying the blond gene. According to the WHO study, the last natural blond is likely to be born in Finland during 2202."

Natural? Ha! This is SoCal, baby!

(Painting above by Tom Simonton, channeling Frank Frazetta.)


Blogger sharma_shizzleskittles said...

wow i dont exactly believe that but anywayz..every girl/woman in my family has blonde hair and blue eyes so i dont think the whole blonde hair and blue eye gene will be extinct anytime soon..some people might think its a myth or something like that but seriously its just a tiny bit stupid and ridiculous if u ask me! I mean if u actually go out in the world and have a look at how many blondes there are, u'd find it hard to believe that they'll be extinct in a few years or so!! honestly some people these days just dont pay attention haha!

5:01 PM  
Blogger Khadijah said...

Genetics is fun! The Blond hair blue eye gene is only about 12,000 years old.

Also, girls are XX chromosomes, and guys are XY. The Y chromosome is shrinking; having started out as equal with the X at about 1400 genes. But now, the Y Chromosome is down to about 49 genes and will be entirely gone in about a million years. :(

6:40 PM  

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