In Britain, redheads are also sometimes referred to disparagingly as "carrot tops" and "carrot heads". For one, redheads are more sensitive to certain kinds of pain thermal pain, which we'll discuss later , according to a study by the National Institutes of Health. Because the study was conducted on mice and cells in a lab dish, more research is needed to see if the same mechanism occurs in people. How's that for evidence that everyone loves a ginger? As a boy he had bright red hair, and it is amusingly recorded that one day in the streets of Norwich a number of boys followed him, pointing to his red locks and saying, "Look at that boy; he's got a bonfire on the top of his head," and that John Gurney was so disgusted that he went to a barber's, had his head shaved, and went home in a wig.
Even ginger ones" after customers complained the card was offensive. Fortunately, scientists have shown that there are ways to decrease the risk beyond limiting sun exposure, and they're hoping that their study will lead to the development of a pharmacological solution. But they're in 30 percent of televison commercials Getty Images Although redheads are only a small fraction of the world's population, they're over-represented in television commercials, according to a study conducted by social and traditional media analysis firm Upstream Analysis. Abd ar-Rahman I also had red hair, his mother being a Christian Berber slave.