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The Truth About Gingers

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There are many names for them, but here at SciShow we lovingly refer to them as 'Gingers'. In this episode, Hank explains what gene is responsible for the creation of redheads. ----------------- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records: http://dftba.com/artist/52/SciShow Or help support us by subscribing to our page on Subbable: https://subbable.com/scishow ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Thanks Tank Tumblr: http://thankstank.tumblr.com Sources: http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/genetic/redhead-extinction.htm http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ajhb.22263/abstract?deniedAccessCustomisedMessage=&userIsAuthenticated=false http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7062415.stm -Neanderthal gingers http://io9.com/5890463/redheads-experience-pain-differently-than-the-rest-of-us http://science.howstuffworks.com/science-vs-myth/everyday-myths/redhead-anesthesia.htm http://sciencenordic.com/redheads-feel-different-kind-pain http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/gene/MC1R http://www.livescience.com/26633-redhead-dna-gene.html
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I'm a redhead and people say I come from hell and I hate it
Frostimations (2 days ago)
Alien alien alien alien alien alien alien aliensssssss
Jay (3 days ago)
My hair is a brownish red, Thanks to my Spanish grandparents. Don’t think I’m at all Irish..
Ferra Nouri (4 days ago)
prostitutes.criminals.satanists.to arrest them.they all alcoholics and drug dealers.
Robin Rocha (5 days ago)
Love me a Ginger!
Daniel Fragoso (9 days ago)
Red hair gene carriers like myself, where are you?
Jenna Howard (10 days ago)
Personally....i think gingers are very hot....
Lizy M. (11 days ago)
My friends always say gingers have no soul and no heart 😥
svgafx (12 days ago)
I find it quite offensive when people say African american people can't have red hair. But here I am sis😪
Eathan Eathan (13 days ago)
My hair is ginger and i get bullied everyday at school
Jco648 (14 days ago)
Brown hair ginger beard here
Ken Hasibar (18 days ago)
I was engaged to the woman of my dreams who is a ginger. I'll never go near no trust one again.
Bre R (27 days ago)
I'm u melenem
SZD (1 month ago)
Kill it
robloxgamingfriends ! (1 month ago)
I’m tired of all the rude comments I get about being a redhead. Think about all the little ginger kids having to grow up thinking they have no souls and no feelings.
Melvin Shine (1 month ago)
I think red hair, especially curly, red hair is sexy af. Also, as a black person I never understood all the flak redheads get. I didn't even know about that "gingers have no soul" crap until I was in college.
Rinsx (1 month ago)
Anyone else have red hair and blue eyes?
Red Squirrel (19 days ago)
I do, supposedly it's super rare so that's kind of cool to know.
TH3MS (1 month ago)
Red head girls can be very attractive
Abdo Belbida (1 month ago)
We obviously made the gingers population decrease in the last thousand years . So practically that's another specie that will extend bcz of humans
T Epic (1 month ago)
How do people👭 get🉐 ginger 💈hair💈 They get🉐 hit👊👊 by an 🍊orange🍊 asteroid ☄️
ZOE Condict (1 month ago)
Because people treat me badly
ZOE Condict (1 month ago)
Am a red head but am dieing my hair brown
CRAZY SLIME XD slime (1 month ago)
I have red hair and blue eyes
Mr MEMé (1 month ago)
Red-Heads get Heamachromatosis, Blaxx get Diabetes
Mr MEMé (1 month ago)
Testa Rossa BELISSIMO 👄💇
Grace Segar (1 month ago)
Did u know ginger mixed up is the N word 😱
Alessandro Benetti (2 months ago)
I'm dark ginger but In Italy is seen unattractive. But in my opinion it is no a problem because I'm attracted only from north european girls like Norwegian and Swedish or other close countries.
Carsen Ehn (2 months ago)
Yeah burn the gingers
TheOtakuTheory (2 months ago)
Anyone else a red headed *twin?*
a n t i m a t e r i a (2 months ago)
The ginger person in the arab folklore: "Djinnger".
Toyotatony91 (2 months ago)
Black hair red beard?
Adam Haxton (2 months ago)
I am a redheaded triplet look at my picture
Adam Haxton (2 months ago)
I am a redheaded triplet
Sarada Uchiha (2 months ago)
Pale gingers look like angels to me lol
Kackja Aka. Mama (2 months ago)
i gained a brauncell
Toulgar (2 months ago)
Honestly i don't think gingers will ever cease to exist. They may appear less and less by the time goes, but there always will be gingers, which is nice. Besides the knowledge, i have a very strong example, i am Turkish, and like many of Turks, i have averagely dark skin, not as pale as europeans, not as dark as levants, just average, my cousin is a bit less dark than me, kind of blondish at most, and his wife has quite a darker skin, they have 2 kids, and both are pure gingers, which i find quite funny indeed. And interestingly, even i have average dark skin, and my hair definetly looks black, when the sun appears, red hairs in my head becomes visible, which means i definetly have some gingerness stucked down there :) And my beard, i can take a nickname of barbarossa with ease :)
DifferenceEngine (2 months ago)
Kill them all
Eliza Rose (2 months ago)
My mom has red hair and green eyes0:
keshav kumar (2 months ago)
I imagine, they got the name ginger, but how redhead is synonymous to ginger.
raven chrisma (2 months ago)
Can someone explain , why do northeastern asian have dark hair but light skin ???
The Truth is....they have no Soul.
did i do that (2 months ago)
In a ginger but hate sunscreen.. I hate the smell .
killer 79 (3 months ago)
Wait, were going extinct?!?
Abradolf Lincler (3 months ago)
Oh yeah yeah
Abradolf Lincler (3 months ago)
All gingers are twins
The sun the ghost and holy spirit only I can crack the code for I am the the code!!!! What do they want from me
I am the greatest of all redheads!!! I was born on good Friday 85 I am 33 I live in the UK and I think I'm the holy grail and they are gonna kill me for some sacrifice!!! What I'm saying is coming from the clouds and will test the hearts of man!!! My name is Carl David knight I was born good Friday 1985 I am the sun of David knight my only brother was born on Christmas day!! I am 5" 5 born on the 5th and I do not no what is going on!! Muslims pray 5times a day Friday is special??? I do not no what they have planned for me but something ain't right I think the blood moons are a death for each of us!! Does anyone understand what I'm saying???
Guala Nejo (3 months ago)
Male Gingers steal souls, While Female Gingers stole my virginity.
Hol up (3 months ago)
I'm super pale and never get tan or sunburn, but I have super black hair and brown eyes, what happened to me
Yovani Galindo (3 months ago)
Came here to understand dolly little
Roru Rab Alkhuzaie (3 months ago)
When I was child I was have a mix of red and yellow but now I have it but not to much I love my ex hair because ilove different sorry for my bad English
ItIsFunnyDamnIt (3 months ago)
You got one thing DEAD WRONG. Most redheads are actually a lot more tolerant to pain than non-redheads. That has been a proven fact even printed in National Geographic magazine.
Makc (3 months ago)
All strippers.... especially the Tiffanys😊
Martin Williamson (3 months ago)
I can become a vampire??? Awesome!!!! I can kill all of my enemy's
The white DEATH (3 months ago)
I'm white with dark grey eyes,and dark blonde reddish hair .
LAWLr :D (3 months ago)
Native American/Irish here. Im pasty in winter and dark in summer. I lose and gain tans faster than Oprah shifts her weight. I have a high pain tolerance and a higher resistance to anesthesia. I have had two minor surgeries and woke up in both. Its hard to keep me sedated. Which causes me to appear as a drug seeker when getting aid for my back. Such is life
Myia Garrett (4 months ago)
GINGER! like why do u peple call red head gingers when gingers are actually yellow
Shaye Ormerod (4 months ago)
I hate you so so so so so so very much I wate to kel you l am a red head I live buying red head😘😿😡😡😡😡
wakeupscreaming (4 months ago)
In the mid-2000's, I saw a news article reporting on a study regarding hair color and intelligence. The research stated gingers were the most intelligent. A couple days went by, and I wanted to email one of my ginger friends the article link. I typed into a search engine the news headline that I still remembered, and nothing came up. I then tried going through my web browser history, and I didn't see anything. I can't recall if I had the article in my history, and the page just went to a "page not found" or what. I then did a bigger internet search. Nothing was coming up, and normally I can find things from years and years ago. I saw what I saw. And all of a sudden the article disappeared. I believe Marxists had found out about the article, and quickly complained, did their "mob outrage", and had the article pulled. In other words, to say one hair color is more intelligent than others, means someone is dumber than others, and that's something against Marxist ideology, where they think everyone is equal and the same. And about the ginger extinction. This dude Hank is LYING. When you flood asians and indians into western countries, yes, the genes will disappear. It's again, globalists and marxist who think everyone is the same, trying to spread their ideology.
Le T (4 months ago)
My paternal grandmother had red hair. Although I didn’t inherit her hair color, I inherited her skin tone. I have dark brown hair, though. My eyes are also a light greenish hazel. How do fair skin, pale eyes, and dark hair work genetically?
Fighting Monkey (4 months ago)
Ill beat you like my red headed step child!
Steven Kelty (4 months ago)
Nooo don't do that!
Nathan Barraza (4 months ago)
Man didn't realize this was gonna be a roast on gingers .
Ginny xoxo Fan xoxo (4 months ago)
🦁🦊hey you geek I'm proud to be ginger so F you 🖕
Bravo Halo (4 months ago)
Fairness is not directly related to pheomelanin. One can have eumelanin with a fair complexion, and is that creates blonde hair.
PeaCraft 012 (4 months ago)
This may sound weird.... BUT I WANT TO BE A REDHEAD btw i have blue eyes PotatoPole but sadly i have the most average hair color of brown. :( #REDHEADSROCK
Thomas Johnson (4 months ago)
I'll save you guys the time. The truth is they have no souls.
Cynical (5 months ago)
Interesting say on the pain tolerance its completely opposite to Discovery channels findings. There they said red heads have a higher tolerance to pain.
Cynical (5 months ago)
But they dont have souls right? You didnt deny it in the video
Crazy cookie Vlogs (5 months ago)
I ma Ginger
Jolteon RL (5 months ago)
I have fetishes for gingers
Brad Wilson (5 months ago)
Well I think they are fantastic.
Chris The Streamer (5 months ago)
tHeY fOUnd Out Get em
Sheila Armenti (5 months ago)
My brother has red hair.
ScienceFactz (5 months ago)
Red hair..........you must be WEASLEY.
keeyz20 (5 months ago)
What do u mean fair people
Amber The Turtle (5 months ago)
You know what red heads are tired of hearing from people .....,.oh my god I love your hair
Scientific Humanist (6 months ago)
Redheads will NOT go extinct if I have anything to say (and do) about it! 😍❤️👍😆
Derblah !?!?! (6 months ago)
I need proof.... I am ranga... I maybe one day due to idiotcratic tendency
El_Tony Geester619 (6 months ago)
I've bone about three red hair girls. One word amazing
Jazz Jackrabbit (6 months ago)
The truth about gingers? I don't want them in my curry!
Eric Cole (6 months ago)
Then explain the dark skinned - dark haired Eskimos? (I know; their diet plays a role.)
Eric Cole (6 months ago)
My dad, older brother and his youngest daughter are all redheads.
boo (6 months ago)
I geniuinely likes how this vid feels fun because of his cartoony-ish voice!!!! :=}
Goos (6 months ago)
I'm brown with black hair and eyes. I am one of ze rarest specimens.
Total Freak Squad (6 months ago)
Gingers are queen
S. C. (6 months ago)
Love redheads.
Lindy Ixchel Sedona (6 months ago)
Some sensitive 2 sulphur ....
Henry Duck (6 months ago)
Why do we talk in our sleep ? If you think it's good, leave a like.
Baroque Obama (6 months ago)
Blue-eyed gingers are the minority these days.
They come from a race of demons
Olivia Balderston (6 months ago)
My late husband had red hair. Our 3 children blonds 12 grandchildren blonde 3 great grands all blone. What happened to the red gene?
Lunala Moon (7 months ago)
My hair is brown and I have blue eyes but I do have redheads/ginger relatives. Plus my hair shines coppery in the sun.
david marshall (7 months ago)
i have ocean blue sparkley eyes im 52 single non drinker non drug user anny takers hit me up stephanie powers totaly freaking hot
Summer (7 months ago)
where are my red head friends?
Morthal guard (7 months ago)
I took a bath with some product and now i'm a redskin .
Dustin Nunyo (7 months ago)
He's wrong... We DO get our hair from stealing hellfire... It also forces us to devour the souls of the innocent every full moon.
erose524 (7 months ago)
Red hair's always been my favorite. Sadly I have brown :/
Xcark (7 months ago)
Don't get me wrong, as a 27 y.o. dude, i love my black hair, but... redheads are awesome and beautiful!
Dwyne YT (7 months ago)
i would rather Dye my hair Ginger...
Jaded Cynic (7 months ago)
Redheads. Ginger is white. Ever seen it? They are all nuts. 3 of em in a row taught me that.

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