27 People Share The Weird Genetic Quirks That Make Them Unique

Our bodies don’t necessarily define us, but they are a big part of our lives. They’re the way that we navigate and connect with the outside world, and they’re also the way most people identify us. We’re all unique beings, but most of us have general similarities, all being human. However, there are some people who, due to genetics, are born with features that are different from almost everyone else.

Bored Panda posted a group of people with cool and special features due to their genetics, and we honestly can’t get enough.

1. “My Friend’s Iris Is Split In Half.”

My friend’s iris is split in half from mildlyinteresting

2. “My Dad Has 6 Fingers On Each Hand. He Uses 2 Fingers To Flip Someone Off.”

My dad has 6 fingers on each hand. He uses 2 fingers to flip someone off. from pics

3. “I Have Waardenburg Syndrome, Which Made Me Deaf On One Ear, Makes My Hair White And Made My Eyes Different Colors.”

Complete Heterochromia and white hair/beard

4. “Ulnar Dimelia Or Mirror Hand Syndrome.”

5. “My Friends Newborn Baby Was Born With The Same Birthmark In Her Hair As Her Mother.”

My friends newborn baby was born with the same birthmark in her hair as her mother from interestingasfuck

6. “My Brother-In-Law Got A Thumb From Each Parent.”

My brother-in-law got a thumb from each parent from mildlyinteresting

7. “My GF Was Born Without A Nail On A Finger. So Due To Popular Demand, We Put Google Eyes On It.”

My GF was born without a nail. from mildlyinteresting

8. “My Son Was Born With Natural Elf Ears.”

My son was born with natural elf ears from mildlyinteresting

9. “I Was Born Ready For This.”

I was born ready for this from funny

10. “I Have Only Four Fingers On My Left Hand, And Have And Index Finger Instead Of My Thumb.”

I have only four fingers on my left hand, and have and index finger instead of my thumb from mildlyinteresting

11. “I Was Born With A Scar On My Eye.”

I was born with a scar on my eye from pics

12. “My Son Has Symmetrical Hair Whorls Which Go In Opposite Directions. This Allows Him To Grow A Natural Mohawk.”

My son has symmetrical Hair Whorls which go in opposite directions. This allows him to grow a natural Mohawk. from mildlyinteresting

13. “Half Of The Eyelashes On My Right Eye Are White.”

Half of the eyelashes on my right eye are white [further info in comments] from mildlyinteresting

14. “My Left Eye Is About 1/3 Grey.”

My left eye is about 1/3 grey from mildlyinteresting

15. “My Dad’s Index Tip Was Cut Off When He Was 10, My Index Is Shorter Than My Pinky.”

My dad’s index tip was cut off when he was 10, my index is shorter than my pinky from mildlyinteresting

16. “My Wife Discovered That She And My Sister Both Have Syndactyly Connected Toes. They Celebrated Their Similar Trait With New Tattoos.”

My wife discovered that she and my sister both have Syndactyly connected toes. They celebrated their similar trait with new tattoos. from mildlyinteresting

17. “A Friend Of Mine Can Grab Things Backwards.”

A friend of mine can grab things backwards from mildlyinteresting

18. “I Have Tentacles Under My Tongue- Apparently Not Everyone Does?”

I have tentacles under my tongue- apparently not everyone does? from WTF

19. “My Boyfriend Has Freckles On Only Half Of His Face, I Think It’s Cool.”

My boyfriend has freckles on only half of his face, I think it’s cool. from mildlyinteresting

20. “My Kid Has One Streak Of Very Dark Hair.”

My kid has one streak of very dark hair. from mildlyinteresting

21. “I Was Born With 6 Toes On My Left Foot And My Co-Worker Was Born With 4 Toes On Her Right Foot.”

I was born with 6 toes on my left foot and my Co-worker was born with 4 toes on her right foot from nevertellmetheodds

22. “I Was Born Missing My Right Pinky And Thumb.”

I was born missing my right pinky and thumb from pics

23. “Five Fingers, No Thumb.”

Five fingers, no thumb. from WTF

24. “I Was Born With A Condition Where My Right Thumb Is Unable To Bend.”

I was born with a condition where my right thumb is unable to bend from mildlyinteresting

25. “I Was Born Without A Bridge In My Nose.”

I was born without a bridge in my nose from mildlyinteresting

26. “Abnormally Pruney Fingers?? Every Time I Go Swimming With Anyone My Hands Are Always 10x More Wrinkly Than Anyone Else’s.”

[Misc] Abnormally pruney fingers?? Every time I go swimming with anyone my hands are always 10x more wrinkly than anyone else’s. I’m a 19 year old boy with no wrinkles prior to getting in the water. from SkincareAddiction

27. “I Can See The Internal Bruising In My Finger When I Hold My Hand Up To The Light.”

I can see the internal bruising in my finger when I hold my hand up to the light from mildlyinteresting


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