Friday, 29 April 2016

"What? She's sixty-seven? She only looks sixty-five!"

From The Telegraph:

Ginger people have long been the butt of unfair jokes, but a new study suggests that when it comes to ageing gracefully, they may be having the last laugh.

Scientists in The Netherlands have discovered that a gene which keeps people looking young for their age is the same that produces red hair and fair skin.

Researchers at Erasmus University in Rotterdam studied the faces of almost 2,700 elderly Dutch Europeans, and found that those carrying a variation of the MC1R gene looked on average two years younger than they actually are.

Well, whoopee-do!


James Higham said...

Taking your life in your hands writing on gingers. They're dangerous, they are.

Mark Wadsworth said...

JH, I am ginger and a staunch defender of ginger rights!

Radical Rodent said...

Ginger rights; ginger lefts... but what about the ginger nuts?

Bayard said...

It's those Neanderthal genes.

Mark Wadsworth said...

RR, those are biscuits.

B, maybe.