The question one Irish schoolgirl set out to determine this week at the Young Scientist Exhibition in Ireland was if having ginger hair determined how flexible you might be.
Tara Matthews, a student from Galway, brought her project to the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition held in Dublin. As a redhead herself had a very personal interest in its results.
Other budding young scientists questioned whether or not red haired people feel the cold more. The Irish Times reported the findings.
The children from Grange NS, Co Carlow, wanted to know whether hair colour had any effect on body temperature.
Daniel Keogh explained how questionnaires were sent out to classmates asking questions such as “When in bed do you wear long or short pyjamas?” and “After break in school do you usually take off your jumper?”
The class then charted the answers on a graph and “we found that more blonde and ginger-haired people were taking their jumpers off after activity,” Keogh said.
Earlier this week IrishCentral reported the light skin of the Irish can be traced to India and the Middle East. You can read more about it here
Here’s what Tara Matthews found when she tested and compared the flexibility of redheads to people of other hair colours:
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