Cyros International, the world’s largest sperm bank, has started turning away red headed donors. The low demand for red headed babies apparently has roots that go far back.
Ancient Egyptians were said to have buried redheaded men alive and in medieval times, red hair was associated with moral degradation and intense sexual desire. Redheads were even regarded as vampires, werewolves and witches. During the Spanish Inquisition red heads were singled out for persecution, believing their hair to be sure sign that they stole the fires of hell.
The good news is that there is still one country where red headed babies are in high demand: Ireland!