By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

24 Unexpectedly Awesome Reasons Why It’s GREAT To Be Blonde.

Fair, flaxen, golden, platinum, or ashy - you'd be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn't appreciate a good crop of blonde hair.

Here, we've compiled a list of 24 interesting tidbits and factoids about the fair-haired beauties of the world - and don't worry, we've left out all the typical blonde jokes. We're pretty sure it only takes one of them to screw in a lightbulb.

#1. The first blonde joke might have been over 250 years ago.

Catherine-Rosalie Gerard Duthé was a popular courtesan and stunning blonde. She was also made fun of by the nobility for taking long pauses when she spoke. In fact, a play was written about her silly mannerisms.

#2. Marie Curie was a blonde.

She was also the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, directly contradicting the "blondes aren't smart" stereotype. In fact, she was the only person - blonde, brunette, man, woman, or otherwise - to ever win a Nobel Prize in two sciences.

#3. Blonde waitresses get Paid with a capital P.

Though unfair, surveys have shown that waitresses with blonde hair get higher tips than their darker-haired counterparts. Somewhere in America, a brunette is in a walk-in cooler, cursing her blonde coworkers. It might be me.

#4. Elvis Presley was a blonde.

Your heart just skipped a beat, didn't it? Though he was known for his black pompadour. However, the King's was actually a hunka-hunka burning blonde.

#5. Blondliness is next to godliness.

In Greek mythology, Athena, Aphrodite, and Hera are all described as having blonde hair. Their names are often associated with love, beauty, pleasure, and healing.

#6. Blonde women have more hormones.

Research shows that blondes have higher levels of estrogen than brunettes or redheads.

#7. Blondes might have had a tough time in ancient Greece.

Though many of the gods were blonde, when it came to humans, the ancient Greeks often associated blonde hair with debauchery. Many even assumed that blonde women worked as prostitutes.

#8. Babies: They lighten your life and darken your hair.

Many women who were born with light-blonde hair find that their hair darkens during pregnancy. Maybe babies want all the blonde for themselves.

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