NEW YORK – Blondes may have more fun, but they're not going to have it for too much longer.
A new study by German researchers claims that people with blonde hair comprise an endangered species that will become extinct by 2202.
The problem is that blonde hair -- like blue eyes -- is caused by a recessive gene. In order for a child to have blonde hair, it must have the gene for blond hair on both sides of the family in the grandparents' generation.
The decline and fall of the blonde is most likely being caused by bottle blondes who, researchers believe, are more attractive to men than true blondes.
The result is fewer pure-blonde genes in the gene pool.
Another German academic has research claiming that blondes actually don't have more fun.
Professor Hans Juergens believes men associate blondes with marriage and housekeeping but seek out brunettes for sex.