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Science Claims Redheads Could Possess Genetic Superpowers

According to statistics, less than 2 percent of the world population have red hair. Redheads are not only rare but also unique and could possess genetic superpowers as science suggests.

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Dr. Augustin Galopin has revealed that redheads could possibly have genetic superpowers. As a matter of fact, this is nothing new. He stated this in his book, Le Parfum de la Femme written way back in 1886! He supposedly revealed that redheaded women radiate and emit a unique aroma known as ambergris, with an earthy and sensual smell.

Is this for real?

Science has termed this as a thin, acidic film on the skin’s surface. Redheaded people have a distinct smell from this film, which causes their perfume to evaporate.

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Galopin’s book also contains some fascinating observations and facts about these people. ‘Gingers’ or redheads are quite rare and unique. Incredibly, this makes them have a higher tolerance for pain. They also require less Vitamin D than other people.  Scientists believe this is due to the MC1R gene mutation which is what is responsible for their red hair.

Here are more facts from the book that proves these people to be superhumans.

1. They don’t need as much Vitamin D

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Because of the red hair concentration and the pale skin in European climates, these people have the ability to produce more Vitamin D. It is basically an evolutionary advantage as the deficit of the Vitamin D can lead to diabetes and arthritis.

2. They know when it will get cold

They feel extreme temperatures more strongly than others. As a matter of fact, The University of Louisville revealed that the redhead gene, MC1R, can cause this excessive feeling.

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Actress Christina Hendricks. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

3. They handle pain better

A study conducted by the McGill University showed that redheaded women can endure an unbelievable 25% of pain! Another study conducted by the University of Oslo found that redheaded women feel less pain when pricked by a pin. The University of Louisville revealed that doctors need 20% more anesthesia to sedate a redheaded woman. Wow!

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Actor Jessica Chastain. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

4. Red is the hardest color to hide.

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Also, it’s the easiest to spot as it’s very intense. When it’s so intense, it’s hard for it to fade. The dye in the molecules found in red hair are larger than other hues.

5. They are not all fair-skinned

There are some native redheads from places such as Papua New Guinea and Morocco.

Here are some redheads on the silver screen.

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