In the Middle Ages, having red hair was thought to be a sign of someone being a witch, werewolf or vampire!

Over the years, redheads have suffered a lot of prejudice, but science has confirmed that they actually possess some genetic ‘superpowers’.

According to a study by McGill University, redheads have a far higher pain threshold. They also require more anaesthesia before an operation, but fewer pain killers after the fact.

Watch the video above for more incredible redhead ‘superpowers’.

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