Natural blondes/blonds will be extinct within 200 years, according to research by the World Health Organization. The last fair-haired human will be born in Finland.
In 2002, major newspapers and broadcasting organisations throughout the Anglophone world reported that blond people are dying out because blondness is carried by “a recessive gene,” and because men prefer fake blondes, thus dooming the natural sort through natural selection. Sometimes this revelation is attributed to unnamed “experts”, and is therefore palpably false; but often, it’s claimed that the study was carried out by the WHO. In 2002, the WHO formally denied any knowledge of the supposed study – which hasn’t stopped it being reported as news every year or so since. According to some bloggers, newspapers in the USA ran the “extinct blonde” story a century ago. A Pennsylvania paper apparently noted in 1907 that: “In about six hundred years the blonde will be a curiosity. She is to join the horse with five toes and the dodo.”