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Are redheads more flexible than other people?

A project from a young Galway student at the BT Young Scientist and Technology exhibition set out to discover the truth…
Jan 9th 2014, 3:54 PM 20,359 39

DOES YOUR HAIR colour determine how flexible you are?

That’s what Tara Matthews (16) set out to discover with her project on whether redheads are likely to be more hyper-mobile than others.

The Seamount College student from Galway brought her project to the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition, and as a redhead herself – and hypermobile to boot – she had a very personal interest in its results.

Here’s what she found when she tested and compared the flexibility of redheads to people of other hair colours:

(Video TheJournal.ie/YouTube)

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