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1:31pm on Monday, 25th August, 2014:
From the BBC News magazine:
Red hair is the rarest of hair colours, and accounts for only 2% of the world's population. The highest percentage of natural redheads in the world live in Scotland, with 13%. Ireland comes in second at 10%.
BBC News went to find out why redheads are so unique.
When even the BBC uses "unique" as a synonym for "uncommon", it's time to think of a new word to mean there's only one of something. Following the example of German word construction, the obvious solution would be thereisonlyoneofit, but I suspect that this doesn't really have the succinctness necessary to catch on.
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