Friday, March 25, 2011

Gingers vs. Albinos

Let's run a little comparison between the two scariest types of humanoids, shall we?

"Albinism is associated with a number of vision defects, such as photophobia, nystagmus and astigmatism. Lack of skin pigmentation makes the organism more susceptible to sunburn and skin cancers." (Wikipedia)

"A human, characterized by pale skin, freckles and bright red hair. "Gingers" are generally considered to be inferior to their more melanin-rich brethren, and thus deservingly discriminated against. Gingers are thought to have no souls. The condition, "gingervitis" is genetic and incurable." (Urban Dictionary)

Fact #1:

Albinism is found outside the human species. In fact, albino animals are worth more to collectors; they are considered "rare" and "valuable".

Gingervitis is not found outside the human species. They are neither rare, nor valuable.

Fact #2:

"At least 53 albinos have been killed since 2007 in the east African nation and their body parts sold for use in witchcraft, especially in the remote northwest regions of Mwanza and Shinyanga, both gold-mining regions where superstition is rife. The victims’ blood and body parts are used for potions. Witchdoctors tell their clients that the body parts will bring them luck in love, life and business." (MSNBC)

Ginger parts can only be used in curses, not potions. Even then, the risk is too high for harvesting them and most self-respecting witch doctors won't deal in ginger parts, as the majority of their business is from word-of-mouth.

Fact #3:

Albinos are considered "the other white meat".

Ginger meat is black and inedible; this is a direct result of having no soul.

Fact #4:

There are no documented albino serial killers.

The survivors of the Zodiac Killer's attacks have described him as a heavy set man with glasses, and red hair.
Other ginger serial killers include:
Todd Rizzo
Bible John
Charles Starkweather (inspired the movie "Natural Born Killers")

Fact #5:

Albinos have several support groups.

No one wants that many gingers in a room together.

Hope this helps keep dangerous myths from spreading! Pass on the word; knowledge is power!