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Blondes die out by 2202
The Sun (U.K.) ^ | 09/27/2002 | GRAHAM DIGGINES

Posted on 09/26/2002 7:51:54 PM PDT by Pokey78

NATURAL blondes are an endangered species and will be extinct by 2202, say scientists.

There are too few people carrying the blonde gene for the hair colour to continue down the generations.

So women and men with blonde hair, blonde eyebrows and blue eyes will vanish from the face of the earth within 200 years, says the World Health Organisation.

Researchers predict the last blonde will live in FINLAND which has the highest number of true blondes in the world.

The problem is that blonde hair is caused by a recessive gene.

A child has to have the gene on both sides of the family in the grandparents’ generation to get blonde hair.

But blonde genes are rapidly becoming watered down.

A spokesman for the WHO research team said: “It looks like their days are numbered.”

And bottle blondes like singer Kylie Minogue and surgically- enhanced model Jordan may even be responsible for the demise of their natural rivals.

The WHO spokesman added: “Artificial blondes tend to be blonder and possibly more attractive to men.

“This could mean more and more men are selecting them as partners over their naturally blonde peers.”

The number of bottle blondes is likely to soar.

A German study has found fair-haired waitresses or barmaids earn 20 per cent more in tips than others.


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1 posted on 09/26/2002 7:51:54 PM PDT by Pokey78
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To: Pokey78
NATURAL blondes are an endangered species and will be extinct by 2202

I'll never know.

2 posted on 09/26/2002 7:54:12 PM PDT by shiva
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To: Pokey78
So women and men with blonde hair, blonde eyebrows and blue eyes will vanish from the face of the earth within 200 years, says the World Health Organisation.

IF their evil schemes come to full fruition...
3 posted on 09/26/2002 7:57:18 PM PDT by Robert_Paulson2
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To: Pokey78
These guys are pretty clueless

They are projecting the present state of science 200 yrs into the future.

By 2200 nanotech will have long since given people total contol of human genetics.... I predict lots of blonds :-)
4 posted on 09/26/2002 7:59:36 PM PDT by Bobalu
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To: Pokey78
Oh no!
5 posted on 09/26/2002 7:59:55 PM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Pokey78
,,, quick! Secure UN funding to preserve this recessive gene. I understand the UN is really big on scarcity. I can't live with the thought of blonde jokes being phased out that soon.
6 posted on 09/26/2002 8:00:47 PM PDT by shaggy eel
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To: Pokey78
Let's call Al and Jesse to get them on the scene for the blondes...well, wait a minute...affirmative action for blondes? That means they will be "token" engineers, chemist,upper management, accepted into any college, and the like? On second thought, let's not get them represented. Please forgive me for even considering the thought of it.

Metarzan

7 posted on 09/26/2002 8:03:28 PM PDT by METARZAN
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To: Pokey78
No way. Science will provide an answer.

Brought to you by the Malthusian Club of Rome types.
8 posted on 09/26/2002 8:07:04 PM PDT by swarthyguy
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To: Pokey78
I believe redheads are even rarer than blonds. I wonder what the prognosis for the survival of natural redheads would be?
9 posted on 09/26/2002 8:09:52 PM PDT by kaylar
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To: shiva
The implication here is that the white race will also be extinct. You should have heard the joy when Cali. became a majority minirity state two years ago. No doubt they will try and hurry us on our way.
10 posted on 09/26/2002 8:10:14 PM PDT by willyone
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To: Bobalu
With big hooters and tight butts. darn! I won't be here!
11 posted on 09/26/2002 8:11:15 PM PDT by willyone
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To: Robert_Paulson2
How else are we gonna get everyone to celebrate diversity unless we get rid of the pretty and/or talented people whom we feel a little twinge of jealousy toward from time to time? We must all be absolutely equal in every imaginable way first, and only then can we revel in our differences.
12 posted on 09/26/2002 8:12:44 PM PDT by Dakmar
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To: Pokey78
I knew I was becoming a fossil and now your telling me I'll be extinct. Damn!
13 posted on 09/26/2002 8:13:31 PM PDT by DeFault User
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To: Pokey78
Omigod! Like, fer sher? You're like kidding me, right? This'll be, like, so depressing. . . .
14 posted on 09/26/2002 8:14:00 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: Pokey78

15 posted on 09/26/2002 8:14:35 PM PDT by glock rocks
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To: Pokey78
So the average IQ will be going up a lot, eh? (ducking)
16 posted on 09/26/2002 8:15:21 PM PDT by Chancellor Palpatine
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To: Chancellor Palpatine
"LAST BLOND TO DIE IN 2202!"

"AVERAGE IQ TO DOUBLE BY 2202!"

17 posted on 09/26/2002 8:16:39 PM PDT by BeHoldAPaleHorse
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To: Pokey78
I'm assuming that this is a joke (look at the source.) The percentage of blonde (or blond for that matter) genes will tend to stay constant. Recessive genes are neither more nor less likely to die out than dominant genes. It's a Hardy-Weinberg thing.
18 posted on 09/26/2002 8:18:32 PM PDT by Doctor Stochastic
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To: Bobalu
I predict lots of blonds :-)

YUP..Blond's ALL over..*ahem*...

19 posted on 09/26/2002 8:18:43 PM PDT by Michael Barnes
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To: Pokey78
So women and men with blonde hair, blonde eyebrows and blue eyes will vanish from the face of the earth within 200 years, says the World Health Organisation.

That seals it -- I am immediately going to appeal to the Civil Right Commission for 'protected status'. This is a genocide on my people. Us blond haired, blue eyed people have made significant contributions to this country, and we deserve protection from genetic extinction, and equal consideration under the laws.

PROTECT THE PEOPLE OF THE DOUBLE-RECESSIVE GENE!!!

21 posted on 09/26/2002 8:22:05 PM PDT by spodefly
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To: Conservative_Dr.Pepper_Drinker
This article was probably written by a blonde.

Not all dumbs are blond, though.

22 posted on 09/26/2002 8:22:11 PM PDT by BeHoldAPaleHorse
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To: METARZAN
Great! Maybe then I could get a job!
23 posted on 09/26/2002 8:22:27 PM PDT by Bob Quixote
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse
Heheh - the big question is how many real blondes there may be.
24 posted on 09/26/2002 8:22:50 PM PDT by Chancellor Palpatine
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To: Pokey78
NATURAL blondes are an endangered species and will be extinct by 2202, say scientists.

Some idiot approved and funded this research? Yep, Kofi Annan.

25 posted on 09/26/2002 8:26:12 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts
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To: spodefly
Gotta be reparations here somewhere... This ain't just slavery, it's extinction. Somebody has to pay now!
26 posted on 09/26/2002 8:27:02 PM PDT by DeFault User
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To: Pokey78
How can recessive genes die out? They're always there, and ever so often two of them get together in the same person. That's how two brown-eyed parents can have a blue-eyed child, for example. So how can blondes become extinct?

These must be the same scientists who claim that all possible music will have been written by 2007. Then again...have you listened to the radio lately?
27 posted on 09/26/2002 8:27:06 PM PDT by Bob Quixote
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To: Pokey78
I am a natural blonde, my grandmother and greatgrandmother were natural blondes, actually both of my grandmothers were probably blonde. All of my three children were blonde as young kids, though not as blonde as I. It doesn't appear to be dying out with my family.
28 posted on 09/26/2002 8:27:33 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Nita Nupress
Clairol ping
29 posted on 09/26/2002 8:28:58 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Pokey78
Is that when the white man will also be gone????
30 posted on 09/26/2002 8:29:57 PM PDT by cynicom
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To: Doctor Stochastic; *crevo_list
I'm assuming that this is a joke (look at the source.)

Horrors - you're not actually suggesting that the Sun is unreliable, are you? ;)

31 posted on 09/26/2002 8:30:48 PM PDT by general_re
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To: Pokey78
Well, I've read that blondes are naturally more likely to die out just from making poor decisions.

Like the blonde who had always wanted to take horseback riding lessons and showed up for her first session all decked out in her western duds. She timidly climbed onto the horse's back and was horrified when the horse immediately took off at a fast pace. She felt her manicured hands slipping from the reins and grabbed for the horse's mane. Her boots fell from the stirrups and she felt her body shifting to one side with every wild stride of the galloping horse. Terrified, she began to scream, her body slipping every farther from the saddle. She was flung this way and that, her fingers slipping from their death grip on the horse's mane. Just as she was about to be dragged to her death, Bob the Walmart greeter unplugged the ride.

She was one of the lucky ones.

32 posted on 09/26/2002 8:31:23 PM PDT by lsee
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To: chance33_98
Another
Blonde Thread!

:*)
33 posted on 09/26/2002 8:36:56 PM PDT by Sweet_Sunflower29
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To: Pokey78
I was born a natural blond, my one sister a natural redhead, my other sister a natural dark brunette. Our grandparents and parents all had brown hair. Go figure.

And yes, my mom always bought milk at the grocery store.

34 posted on 09/26/2002 8:37:53 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Doctor Stochastic
The percentage of blonde (or blond for that matter) genes will tend to stay constant. Recessive genes are neither more nor less likely to die out than dominant genes.

Except if blonde women and men tend to produce less children than those of other hair color which is probably true. It's probably time to shift your investments in tanning solutions to hair bleach.

35 posted on 09/26/2002 8:38:02 PM PDT by FITZ
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To: Pokey78
Of course, this report came from the same publication that produces this: Babe calendar girls
Typical pic when you click on it:

36 posted on 09/26/2002 8:41:45 PM PDT by dark_lord
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To: MinuteGal
How do you account for your wit, Leni? It's not natural ;-)

The store didn't deliver milk???
37 posted on 09/26/2002 8:43:27 PM PDT by habs4ever
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To: cynicom
"Is that when the white man will also be gone????"

Find and deport ALL illegal aliens, there isn't a blond in the bunch!
38 posted on 09/26/2002 8:43:41 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Pokey78
It's crap. Recessive genes are inherited at the same rate as dominant genes.
39 posted on 09/26/2002 8:44:30 PM PDT by Right Wing Professor
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To: dark_lord
::::mouth wide freakin open:::::: YIKES....

man oh man you got some cajones

40 posted on 09/26/2002 8:45:02 PM PDT by MetalHeadConservative35
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To: Sweet_Sunflower29; All
Yeah, but can she cook? And what about the gay gene - they don't reproduce so when are they dying out?
41 posted on 09/26/2002 8:46:05 PM PDT by chance33_98
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To: Chancellor Palpatine
Come on now. Not all blondes are dum.
42 posted on 09/26/2002 8:49:21 PM PDT by vikingchick
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To: vikingchick
You know, if your screen didn't have all that whiteout on it, you might notice that you missed a letter.
43 posted on 09/26/2002 8:53:53 PM PDT by Chancellor Palpatine
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To: Pokey78
We must create a preserve to protect this endangered Sub-Species say Iceland. This is a conservation project I can get behind. I hereby volunteer to oversee the preserve.
44 posted on 09/26/2002 8:54:29 PM PDT by Mike Darancette
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To: general_re
Only on cloudy days.
45 posted on 09/26/2002 8:55:44 PM PDT by Doctor Stochastic
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To: Right Wing Professor
Recessive genes are inherited at the same rate as dominant genes.

Not always. If possessors of recessive genes breed less or produce less living offspring than those possessors of dominant genes then they don't get inherited at the same rate. It doesn't matter to me if some hair colors disappear though, it seems like blonde hair was just some genetic mutation that happened in Europe.

46 posted on 09/26/2002 8:57:55 PM PDT by FITZ
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To: Chancellor Palpatine
I don't use whtieout

it's Liquid Paper. ;)

47 posted on 09/26/2002 8:58:10 PM PDT by vikingchick
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To: dark_lord
Uhmm... I see roots.
48 posted on 09/26/2002 8:58:58 PM PDT by PokeyJoe
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To: vikingchick
oops--whiteout
49 posted on 09/26/2002 8:59:24 PM PDT by vikingchick
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To: Right Wing Professor
Exactly. Kid in my neighborhood has two 'black' parents, each of whom had a blond haired blue eyed grandparent. Guess what, one of their kids is black, with blond hair and blue eyes. Quite striking I might add. Now, if she marries a blond haired man and has kids...they'll all have blond hair. They won't be 'white' blonds but they'll be blond.
50 posted on 09/26/2002 8:59:26 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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