Redheads are quite rare, so it makes sense that there’s a fascination when it comes to people with red tresses. As is the case with rare natural occurrences, those with red hair often experience a lot of attention because of the color of their hair, whether they want it or not. There are a lot of assumptions about people with red hair, but not all of them are accurate. There are a lot of facts about redheads that many don’t know. These are some interesting traits and facts about redheads you never knew.
It might be surprising to hear, but there have been studies that have shown that redheads have a higher pain tolerance than people with other colors of hair. You wouldn’t expect that hair color would have any effect on pain tolerance, but some studies have shown redheads can tolerate pain much more than others.
Though redheads are less sensitive to pain, a 2005 study from the University of Louisville showed that redheads are actually more sensitive to changes in temperatures due to the redhead gene MC1R. The study suggested that they might be able to detect changes in temperature before anyone else. Maybe more redheads should be weather forecasters?