Redheads Flock To Portland For World Record Attempt

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More than 1,300 people with red hair gathered in Portland, Oregon, over the weekend, which the city hopes is a new world record. To qualify, participants had to produce pictures of their younger selves and their naturally red hair.

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Redheads usually stand out in a crowd, though not at the Portland Redhead Event. More than 1,300 gathered in Portland, Ore., over the weekend - which it hopes is a new world record.

To qualify, participants had to produce pictures of their younger selves and their naturally red hair. If confirmed, this would be Portland's third record this summer. The others? The largest gathering of people hugging trees and the longest floating human chain.

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