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  1. 5-10% of Melanesians (a dark-skinned Pacific Island people) have blonde hair. This is not due to mixture with European populations, but rather due to an independently arising mutation.

  2. About Werner Goldberg, a blond-haired blue-eyed German soldier who was used in Nazi propoganda and recruiting as the "ideal German Soldier". He was later dismissed as he was part Jewish.

  3. Dennis Rodman started dying his hair blonde after seeing Wesley Snipes’ character in the movie Demolition Man.

  4. The blond girl, who distracts Manny in the movie Scarface, vanished shortly after filming, and has never been seen or heard from since.

  5. Blond is for men but blonde is for women.

  6. Blond hair in humans developed only 11,000 years ago as an evolutionary response to the lack of sunlight in Northern Europe to enable more Vitamin D synthesis.

  7. Ancient Romans would dye their hair black, because blonde hair was associated with prostitutes or French and German slaves. This trend began declining when Augustus Caesar, who was blonde, became Rome's first emperor.

  8. People on the Solomon Islands have a gene that causes blonde hair, despite their dark skin. This gene is unrelated to the one that causes blondeness in European peoples and evolved independently.

  9. The game Twister was nearly killed in its crib when the Sears catalog rejected it for being too sexy. But just as the makers were about to give up, the game was saved by Johnny Carson, who played Twister with blonde bombshell Eva Gabor on The Tonight Show, and sales soared into the millions.

  10. When the Romans returned from France and Germany with blonde slaves, some Roman women tried copying the look by dying their hair blond, only for it to fall out. Instead the women cut off the slaves hair to use as wigs.

What are some fun facts about blondes?

The founder of Japan's McDonald's stated, "Japanese people are so short and have yellow skins because they have eaten nothing but fish and rice for two thousand years. If we eat McDonald's hamburgers for a thousand years we will become taller, our skin become white, and our hair blonde."

Blond(e) is one of the few words left in English that is gendered. Blond is used to describe males, while Blonde is used to describe females.

In 1944, Mary Babnik Brown became the first woman to have her hair used in crosshairs for military aircraft bombsights. The hair had to fit strict criteria such as being blonde, over 22 inches long and never been treated with chemicals or hot irons.

When Barry Allen "died" in the DC Comics, Marvel introduced an amnesiac speedster with blonde hair and red suit who can't remember his name but knows it sounds like "Buried Alien". He was named the "fastest man alive" in his first appearance.

The people of Melanesia independently developed a recessive gene for blond hair. This is distinct from the blond hair gene found in Western populations

"chemo curls", a documented phenomenon that can occur after chemotherapy where one's hair structure can completely change from blonde to dark and/or straight to curly and vise versa.

A black, Nigerian couple living in the U.K. gave birth to a white, blonde, blue-eyed baby that they call the "miracle baby."

There are Pacific Islanders with black skin and blond hair who's DNA is the only type in the world to show more of a link to Denisovans than Neanderthals.

Redheads are more sensitive to pain because of a mutation in a gene that affects hair color and require, on average, about 20 percent more general anesthesia than people with dark hair or blond coloring.

A blonde, blue eyed Frenchman moved to London, pretended to be from Taiwan, and became the most famous "Asian" in 18th Century England. He even wrote an influential book about Asia even though he had never been there and had no idea what he was talking about.

Blond hair in humans developed only 11,000 years ago as an evolutionary response to the lack of sunlight in Northern Europe to enable more Vitamin D synthesis. - fact check

When Robin Wright showed up at Rob Reiner's house to meet William Goldman, the door opened and "[Wright] was standing there in this little white summer dress, with her long blonde hair, and she had a halo from the sun. She was backlit by God. And Bill Goldman… said, 'Well, that's what I wrote.'"

Marilyn Monroe wasn't the dumb blonde she portrayed herself as. People were surprised when Marilyn married the intellectual playwright Arthur Miller. It turns out, however, that she was well read, having studied literature at UCLA, and amassing over 400 books - many of them first editions.

In 1993, Mattel introduced "Earring Magic Ken", featuring blonde highlights, purple shirt, lavender vest, necklace with a circular charm and earring in its left ear. Kitsch-minded gay men bought the doll in record numbers, making Earring Magic Ken the best-selling Ken model in Mattel's history.

There is a town in China where some people have Caucasian-like physical traits, such as Aquiline noses, blond or light-colored hair, blue or green eyes, and fairer skin tone, leading some people to create myths of them being descended from a lost legion of Romans.

Aboriginal Australians, especially in the west-central parts of the continent, have a high frequency of natural blond-to-brown hair, with as many as 90–100% of children having blond hair in some areas.

2009 with movies like "Beverly Hills Chihuahua", "Legally Blonde" and stars like Paris Hilton, California animal shelters were overpopulated with Chihuahuas. Several rescue organizations took these Chihuahua, flew them to cities in the East Coast where there was a Chihuahua deficit.

Vincent Vega (John Travolta's character in Pulp Fiction) is the brother of Vic Vega, aka Mr. Blonde (Michael Madsen's character in Resevoir Dogs)

A gypsy boxer in Nazi Germany was threatened by the Nazis to throw his next match. He came into that match with his hair dyed blonde and with whiteface. He took blows for five rounds like he was asked before collapsing. The boxers name was Johann Trollmann

Elvis was a natural blonde. He started to dye his hair at a young age to have an edgier look.

When the legions that conquered Gaul returned with blond slaves, Roman women tried to lighten their hair. However, the substances often caused hair loss, so they resorted to wigs made from the captives’ hair. - fact check

The largest found ancient Egyptian cemetery had 54% blondes and redheads, with 87% light hair when light brown is included

Redheads typically have the least amount of hair with 90,000 hairs on average, while blondes generally have the most hair with an average of 150,000 hairs

The 4 Non Blondes' song What's Up? was titled so it wouldn't be confused with Marvin Gaye's 1971 song "What's Going On."

In English, "blond" is for a male and "blonde" is for female. - fact check