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The Blonde Map Of Europe  
User currently offlineAndaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 6250 times:

Just found this map, showing the frequency of fair hair in Europe. A practical help for travel planning if you prefer blonds. If this map is correct, Finland has the highest percentage of blonde people, most of the Finns living in the ultra blonde zone. Just wondering if this tells something about the Finnish brain capacity? ,)
And what is this blondish corner in the Southern-Italy?

http://strangemaps.files.wordpress.com/2007/12/blond_hair_map1.jpg
(strangemaps.files.wordpress.com)

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User currently offlineDABZF From Germany, joined Mar 2004, 1201 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 6241 times:

Would you really say that is correct for Finland and Sweden?

From my personal oppinion being lived in both countries I would say Sweden has much more blondes than Finland.

Anyway, Finnish people mostly are not blonds by origin - we are dark. Blondes were "brought" here by the raping  Wink vikings...



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User currently offlineAndaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 6208 times:

Would you really say that is correct for Finland and Sweden?

Confusing indeed, this is not the first document claiming that Finland is the kingdom of blonds, but I also would say that Finns are more mixed.

Quoting DABZF (Reply 1):
Blondes were "brought" here by the raping Wink vikings...

The vikings must have started the blond wave, but majority of the blond genes were probably brought later by the immigrants from Mother-Sweden, many of them forced to move East.


User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 6178 times:

Interesting map.  Smile

Most of my family is dark haired rather then blonde but we came from Karelia several hundred years ago.

However people tend to say that I am dark-blonk but I prefer light brown.


User currently offlineAirCatalonia From Spain, joined exactly 7 years ago today! , 568 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 6099 times:

This map was clearly made before the tourism boom.

Today you'd see a long strip of blond color all along the spanish eastern coast.  

[Edited 2008-07-22 03:10:41]

User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8461 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5977 times:
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Quoting Andaman (Thread starter):
if you prefer blonds

Being male and hetero I prefer blondes to blonds  Wink



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User currently offlineMBMBOS From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2607 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5886 times:

Thanks for introducing me to this website. Lots of incredible, sometimes whimsical, maps.
I could spend hours on this site.


User currently offlinePelican From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 2531 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 5810 times:

Hmm, I wonder why the map shows Germany belonging to one group while e.g. England, Scotland and Poland are devided? I bet there are difference between Northern ans Southern Germany.

BTW Are you sure light hair means blond?

pelican


User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13242 posts, RR: 77
Reply 8, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 5738 times:

Interesting, note the area in the UK, looks like a Viking legacy.

(I understand, if you prefer redheads, the UK has the highest proportion, not Ireland).


User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9537 posts, RR: 42
Reply 9, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 5713 times:



Quoting GDB (Reply 8):
Interesting, note the area in the UK, looks like a Viking legacy.

True but I note that the UK is shown as varying from 20% to 79%. I can't help thinking a higher "resolution" (or "granularity" to be trendy) would show most of the UK at closer to 50% at the most. I really don't believe Central Scotland, for example has anything like 70% blond(e)s, even from a bottle.


User currently offlineAndaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5684 times:



Quoting GDB (Reply 8):
I understand, if you prefer redheads, the UK has the highest proportion, not Ireland).

Must be true. The true red heads really rare in Finland for some reason, they turn heads.

Quoting Pelican (Reply 7):
BTW Are you sure light hair means blond?

And how you define *blond*?
The most common type in Finland is kind of dark blond, there is a Finnish term for it: *The countryroad colour*....  Wink not sure if that goes for the Real Blond...


User currently offlineSandroZRH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5666 times:

Now guess why i like Northern girls Big grin

User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9537 posts, RR: 42
Reply 12, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5644 times:



Quoting Andaman (Reply 10):
there is a Finnish term for it: *The countryroad colour*

Because it's a colour that "takes me home, to the place I belong"?


User currently offlinePelican From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 2531 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5632 times:



Quoting Andaman (Reply 10):
And how you define *blond*?
The most common type in Finland is kind of dark blond, there is a Finnish term for it: *The countryroad colour*..

That's exactly my point. I for instance have dark blond hair - you would probably call it "the countryroad color". So my hair isn't exactly light but blond...  Confused

pelican


User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5616 times:

I don't know ... this map shows Greece in the "least blond" category, yet over the years I've known quite a few people of Greek origin (including some first-generation immigrants) and blonde or otherwise light hair was by no means uncommon among them. Same for people of Italian origin.

On the other hand, I knew many people of Lithuanian origin growing up (they were a big ethnic group in my community), and most of them had blond or at least very light brown hair, just as the map would indicate.

By the way, the word is blond (no "e") if referring to men or to people of both genders, blonde (with an "e") if referring to women only.



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User currently offlineAndaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5599 times:



Quoting Pelican (Reply 13):
I for instance have dark blond hair - you would probably call it "the countryroad color

Do like some of my friends do, take a flight to the countries like Portugal and voila! - an average *countryroad* person, with an avarage height, suddenly becomes a Tall Blonde  Wink
In Finland it works an other way around too: if you have a Mediterranean look with thick dark hair, you certainly get positive attention in bars.


User currently offlineAndaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5566 times:

Quoting PROSA (Reply 14):
this map shows Greece in the "least blond" category, yet over the years I've known quite a few people of Greek origin (including some first-generation immigrants) and blonde or otherwise light hair was by no means uncommon among them. Same for people of Italian origin.

The map sure gives quite a rough picture, of course there are blonds in Southern-Europe too.
Actually the map shows the blond zones in Italy too, in North and South-East.

Quoting Andaman (Reply 15):
Do like some of my friends do

Unfortunately not able to do that myself, I am too dark to turn blond, by just flying over the Alps... damn it

[Edited 2008-07-22 13:43:54]

User currently offlinePaneuropean From Netherlands, joined Sep 2006, 882 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5563 times:

Hitler would love this map (or not)  Embarrassment

User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 20247 posts, RR: 59
Reply 18, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5554 times:

I used to be into blondes with blue eyes.

Then I moved to New York City. And there, I discovered that beautiful men come in every single color you can imagine.

But nothing can ever come close to matching the shocking beauty of a pair of laser-beam blue eyes looking out from under a thick shock of jet black hair.


User currently offlineAndaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5507 times:



Quoting Paneuropean (Reply 17):
Hitler would love this map (or not) Embarrassment

We know what Nazis thought about Slavic people, blond or not... and they didn't rank Finns pure "Aryan" either.

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 18):
blue eyes



Quoting DocLightning (Reply 18):
black hair.

Great combination!


User currently offlineDc863 From Denmark, joined Jun 1999, 1558 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 5411 times:

I would imagine the blonde zone in southern Italy may be due to Norman origin.

User currently offlinePyrex From Portugal, joined Aug 2005, 4040 posts, RR: 28
Reply 21, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5373 times:



Quoting GDB (Reply 8):
if you prefer redheads,

 bouncy  Yes please!



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User currently offlineLifelinerOne From Netherlands, joined Nov 2003, 1931 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5366 times:



Quoting Andaman (Reply 19):
Great combination!

Thank you! Big grin

Cheers!  wave 



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User currently offlinePelican From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 2531 posts, RR: 8
Reply 23, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5278 times:



Quoting Andaman (Reply 15):

Do like some of my friends do, take a flight to the countries like Portugal and voila! - an average *countryroad* person, with an avarage height, suddenly becomes a Tall Blonde

At least and fortunately my height is even in Northern Europe not average but tall (191cm)...  veryhappy 

pelican


User currently offlineAndaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 5229 times:



Quoting Pelican (Reply 23):
At least and fortunately my height is even in Northern Europe not average but tall (191cm)..

They say blonds have more fun, 191cm blonds must have even more  Wink
*envious brownie 182cm*

Quoting LifelinerOne (Reply 22):
Thank you! Big grin

Proof missing ,)


25 Pliersinsight : Funny. In the usa I think it would be the more west or south you go, the more blondes, like California and the South.
27 Rogerbcn : Hola! I cannot agree more to that. 100% TRUE. Salut! Roger
28 Post contains links TSS : Will a video do? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgFjnT1kYyE
29 Andaman : I think DocLightning ment the pic of LifelinerOne, the dark hair + blue eyes combination ... but talking about blonds, Markus The Sprinter on the vid
30 VCEapt : Hey, well it is simple. Because of Normans (and Venetians) that have colonized the south of Italy in the past centuries, it's not difficult to find b
31 Mortyman : I guess you could say that Scandinavia and the Nordic countries have a lot of blond haired people. I would say that Sweden has more platina blond ( ve
32 DocLightning : I find this to be true for a lot of Nordics. They start blonde, as in towheaded... And wind up brunettes.
33 Mortyman : No not brunettes, but dark blond. Major difference...[Edited 2008-07-24 15:42:31]
34 Post contains images Derico : Actually that combination of blue eyes and raven hair is somewhat common in Argentina (well green in the case of Pamela David, I put her because of t
35 ME AVN FAN : - you also have "blondish corners" in the Maghreb, for instance in the area of Constantine in Eastern Algeria.
36 Post contains images Mortyman : Some Norwegian blondes... But, then again there is also brunettes... Mona Grudt ( Miss Universe 1990 comes from a place called HELL in Norway )
37 Zkpilot : Book me a flight there already! Definantly prefer blondes!
38 TSS : Hmmm... As a "blond-magnet" (opposites attract, you know) I've got to wonder: If I went to Finland on vacation, would they ever let me leave?
39 Andaman : Beware... My black haired Irish friend, easily recognizable as a foreigner, is still captured in Helsinki after five long years... the company of the
40 Post contains links NWOrientDC10 : According to this reference, Scotland has the world's highest percentage of red haired ppl. http://www.geocities.com/red_head_stranger66/ Red haired
41 Andaman : Actually it says 'light' eyed not blue which sounds very much correct. The typical eye colour among blond Finns at least is not clear blue but kind o
42 PROSA : Too bad she's such a total ditz
43 NWOrientDC10 : With all due respect, there is something which you seem to avoid. How many red haired ppl are there in Finland? I'm going to take into account the pe
44 Andaman : I have no idea how many red heads there are in Finland You said they consist of about two percent of the world's population, in Finland it would mean
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