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!
Nicknamed Snake Island, it is the home to the Golden Lancehead Viper, which is the one of the most venomous snakes in the world.
Interestingly enough, the Golden Lancehead is the only species of snake that lives in the island, and it’s considered in danger of extinction. A documentary from the discovery channel states that there’s as many as one snake per 10 square feet. For many years, the island’s only inhabitant was the lighthouse keeper, but nowadays the Brazilian Navy bans civilians from visiting the island. It is estimated that there’s anywhere between 5,000-7,000 snakes in the island. (Source)
We know they live in Springfield, but which one? Now there is a website determined to figuring out where The Simpsons actually live. Finally after 20 years our question can be answered.
Through process of elimination the site has eliminated all but 13 states. The site says that only direct references to a state will cause its elimination. On the site you can also find, the reason the state was eliminated, who made the reference, and on what episode the state was mentioned.