Fair, flaxen, golden, platinum, or ashy – you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t appreciate a good crop of blonde hair. Here, we’ve compiled a list of 24 interesting tidbits and factoids about the fair-haired beauties of the world – and don’t worry, we’ve left out all the typical blonde jokes. We’re pretty sure it only takes one of them to screw in a lightbulb.Catherine-Rosalie Gerard Duthé was a popular courtesan and stunning blonde. She was also made fun of by the nobility for taking long pauses when she spoke. In fact, a play was written about her silly mannerisms.
She was also the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, directly contradicting the “blondes aren’t smart” stereotype. In fact, she was the only person – blonde, brunette, man, woman, or otherwise – to ever win a Nobel Prize in two sciences.
Though unfair, surveys have shown that waitresses with blonde hair get higher tips than their darker-haired counterparts. Somewhere in America, a brunette is in a walk-in cooler, cursing her blonde coworkers. It might be me.
Your heart just skipped a beat, didn’t it? Though he was known for his black pompadour. However, the King’s was actually a hunka-hunka burning blonde.
In Greek mythology, Athena, Aphrodite, and Hera are all described as having blonde hair. Their names are often associated with love, beauty, pleasure, and healing.
Research shows that blondes have higher levels of estrogen than brunettes or redheads.
Though many of the gods were blonde, when it came to humans, the ancient Greeks often associated blonde hair with debauchery. Many even assumed that blonde women worked as prostitutes.
Many women who were born with light-blonde hair find that their hair darkens during pregnancy. Maybe babies want all the blonde for themselves.
In children’s books, elves and fairies often have blonde hair.
Daniel Craig was the first James Bond to have blonde hair.
Jean Harlow used peroxide, household bleach, soap flakes, and ammonia to get her hair to it’s platinum brilliance. All of those harsh chemicals took their toll: Harlow’s hair eventually fell out, and she was forced to wear a wig.
He used blondes as his leading ladies, and is quoted as saying that blondes are the “virgin snow that shows up the bloody footprints.” Not creepy at all, Alfred.
Every year, Latvia hosts a highly-attended Go Blonde Festival.
Though it seems counterintuitive, blonde beard hair grows faster than brunette or black beard hair. As a result, blonde men tend to shave more.
Rumor has it, Marilyn Monroe didn’t allow any other blondes to star in her films.
Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche (sister of German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche) convinced 14 German families to settle in Paraguay with the hopes of starting a blonde, Aryan colony (yikes). Many of Paraguay’s blondes are directly descended from those 14 families.
The use of blond and blonde are both correct, so how are they different? In early French “blond” was used for men, and “blonde” for women. However, in English, either is acceptable.
Blondes have lower level of macular pigment in their eyes, which means they have to be more cautious to protect them from the sun.
During the Renaissance, women used horse urine and pigeon feces to lighten their hair. We’re glad that times have changed.
You might think that every blonde in your life was graced with good fortune and golden locks, but odds are, some of them are lying: Only 2% of the world’s population is actually born with blonde hair.
Natural blondes come in at an average of 146,000 hairs per head.
There is a particular type of blonde hair that is native to the Indonesian islands of New Guinea, Fiji, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. The gene that causes it, TYRPI, is not the same gene that causes western and European blonde hair. In fact, this part of the world has the only dark-skinned people with naturally occurring blonde hair.
On estimate, Princess Diana spent over $6,000 USD per year on her hair, even though she kept it quite short!
This is controversial, as many people consider strawberry-blonde to fall under the “redhead” category. No need to argue, it’s the rarest shade of red hair, too.