Today Marks The 11th Annual Kiss A Ginger Day
Today marks the 11th annual 'Kiss A Ginger Day', or to use its full title: 'Kiss A Ginger Having Obtained Consent Beforehand Day'.
So there you go, redheads - today is your day so you might as well milk it as much as you can, I guess.
We are so special we even get our own day :kiss:#gingerandproud :kiss: #gingesrock :kiss: #kissagingerday :woman: pic.twitter.com/k4BxLQGKGL
- Gillian Jenkins (@GillyJenkas) January 12, 2020
Apparently it be #kissagingerday. Im wil be here waiteimg for mine kisses pic.twitter.com/lSoNig2957
- Tigger (@GingerLoafTigs) January 12, 2020
Happy #KissAGingerDay, redheads! Remember to always ask for permission. Enjoy the day! pic.twitter.com/nW0Q7n1nHh
- Ginger Parrot (@GingerParrotUK) January 12, 2020
The day was set up in 2009 by Derek Forgie to hit back at a far less entertaining counterpart event dubbed 'Kick A Ginger Day', which was rightly prohibited in the United States back in 2016.
So, if you've got a ginger in mind, it's very simple. You just need to see if they're up for a snog (quite a crucial component), and if so then you can give them a big ol' smooch to show some appreciation for their hair colour.
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come to my attention it's #kissagingerday
which ginger will be going unkissed?
you guessed it!
- :sparkles: (@_phoebethom) January 12, 2020
Happy #kissagingerday to the best kind of people that God created - REDHEADS! :joy::v::woman:
PSA - this is an old photo I've posted before, yes it has a colour filter on, no I don't care, and please ask before kissing any gingers or you might get a smack! :joy::v: pic.twitter.com/gnm4obS0gF
- Lucy (@lucys_portraits) January 12, 2020
It's #KissAGingerDay this Sunday...
Here's a wee reminder why ginger is best.
As if you didn't already know. pic.twitter.com/Rsi7Tt8jBW
- IRN-BRU (@irnbru) January 10, 2020
Of course, it's long been suspected that those of us with ginger hair should be proud to assert their superiority - science tells us they look younger than the rest of us, for a start.
A study of 350,000 DNA samples by researchers at Edinburgh University found that this is down to the MCR1 gene - one of the nine responsible for making people develop the fiery hair colour, as well as pale skin, freckles and all that jazz.
On average, this gene helps ginger ninjas look two years younger than they actually are... I'll allow you a moment to flick through your ginger catalogue and decide for yourself whether you think they look a tad younger than they should.
Prince Harry is 35, Rupert Grint is 31 and Julianne Moore is 59... that enough evidence for you?
If you're in the US, you might also be pleased to know that Hug A Ginger Day is coming up on 20 January. I know, rolls around quicker every year, doesn't it? Similarly, I presume the full title of that event is 'Hug A Ginger Having Obtained Consent Beforehand Day'. Think on.
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