42 People Who Genetically Have Unique Body Characteristics
There was a time when the X-Men seemed a fantastical concept. However, with time you tend to realise that hey, maybe there are people out there with certain mutations that make them different to what we consider normal. Maybe not so much as to give them superpowers, but certainly enough to make them stand out from the rest.
Indeed, these genetic mutations usually transfer to features such as heterochromia iridium, albinism, vitiligo and others that become beautifully distinctive qualities. Sounds riveting? Scroll below for a collection of images that highlight these unique characteristics from around the world that are incredibly mysterious and enchanting.
#1 I Just Found Out That My Chunk Of Gray Hair Is Called “Mallen Streak”, Or Also Known As Poliosis
Image source: GumorningSunshine
#2 Raynaud’s Phenomenon On My Hand This Morning
Image source: bifishologist
Kirsten Kerkhof: I have this as well. It feels uncomfortable when it’s active, but I particularly hate the tingling/burning feeling when it goes away.
#3 My Vitiligo Eyebrows
Image source: loquaciouslucie
#4 I Can Grip Things Backwards
Image source: SentientPotato42
ꪑꪖᦋᩏỉꫀ (ᡶꫝꫀꪗ/ᡶꫝꫀꪑ): I don’t like this picture.
#5 “Uncombable Hair Syndrome” Is A Rare And Harmless Condition That Disappears Around Puberty
Image source: uncombable_locks
Sian Edwards: Disappears around puberty… unless you’re Boris Johnson.
#6 A Native Group Of People Living On The Soloman Islands Northeast Of Australia Called Melanesians Is Famous For Their Beautiful Dark Skin And Naturally Blonde Hair
Image source: scitechdaily.com
ꪑꪖᦋᩏỉꫀ (ᡶꫝꫀꪗ/ᡶꫝꫀꪑ): Awww that kid is so cute!
#7 My Brother Was Born With Brown Eyes And A Slice Of Blue
Image source: ThankfulWonderful
EmiTheEpic: This is cool! Looks pretty
#8 Heterochromia And Mirrored Makeup
Image source: ImightBeAnnoying
Not-a-Clue (she/her): That make-up looks amazing!
#9 I Have A Permanently-Dilated Eye
Image source: BreadfruitNo74
Phoenix: I have the opposite of this and in both eyes. My pupils are tiny. It’s called pupillary miosis.
#10 My Boyfriend’s Beard Hair Grows In Like A Hurricane Pattern
Image source: LessFish777
Pieter LeGrande: Must be in the northern hemisphere.
#11 Elf Ears
Image source: reddit.com
Rob Chapman: Elf? Nah…you’re a Vulcan. Live long and prosper
#12 I’ve Had My “White Streak” Since I Was Born. Apparently Mine Is Genetic. My Great-Grandfather Was Also Missing Pigment In His Hair And Other Random Spots Down The Left Side Of His Body
Image source: jamiekeim
Nay Wilson: There are people out there that would pay a lot of money to get highlights like these 🙂
#13 The Way My Skin Tries To Re-Pigment In The Summer (All Of The Little Dots Are New Pigment)
Image source: inkyedges
#14 This Is My Tongue. I Have A Condition Called “Fissured Tongue”. It Doesn’t Hurt, But Just Looks Weird
#15 I Have Vitiligo And Heterochromia
Image source: brysizzlle
#16 This Kid Was Born With Natural White Frontal Hairs, Blue Eyes And A Lightning-Like Mark Across His Face
Image source: VAMSI_BEUNO
Kirsten Kerkhof: Waardenburg Syndrome
#17 Humans Have Relics Of Growth As A Fetus, Representing Cell Division And Trails. They Are Invisible Under Normal Conditions But Can Become Apparent On The Skin Due To “Genetic Mosaicism”
Image source: biomedcentral.com
Mimi La Souris: Blaschko lines, no ?
#18 A Teenager From India Has A Rare Condition Called “Werewolf Syndrome”, Or Also Known As Hypertrichosis
Image source: lalitpatidar520
SkyBlueandBlack: House note: not lupus.
#19 Started As A Sudden Bald Patch In My Beard, Grew Back Ghost White. Used To Hate It But Now I Love It
Image source: t-ryansaurus-rex
David Paterson: “Hair turned white overnight” is a real phenomenon and works this way. A sudden bald patch that grows back white.
#20 Persistent Pupillary Membrane Also Known As “Double Pupil”
Image source: Dslade
#21 I Give You 5 Fingers
Image source: MyLeftHand
ꪑꪖᦋᩏỉꫀ (ᡶꫝꫀꪗ/ᡶꫝꫀꪑ): It kinda looks like a really weird foot
#22 I Was Born With A Double Thumb But It Was Surgically Removed
Image source: BennyWithoutJets
Jaya: Having an extra (partial) finger is uncommon, but not nearly as uncommon as most people think, it’s just that most people will get their child surgery at a young age, so that’s why we’re not used to actually seeing it. Numbers vary in different studies, but it’s somewhere around 0.1% of white people and 1% of black people.
#23 Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: Knee Hyperextension
Image source: sarahlouiseflorence
#24 Child With Waardenburg Syndrome
Image source: Mandem Faray
Moomin from Denmark: Looks like an airbender to me
#25 Girl In The Philippines Has A Genetic Mutation Of Blue Eyes
Image source: Nico Adam
David Paterson: A lot of Philippinos have Spanish heritage. Some Spaniards have Viking heritage.
#26 My Son And I Have The Same 2-Freckle Spot On Our Hands
Image source: dxsubomni
#27 Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
Image source: sarageurts
Mimi La Souris: her skin looks like a tshirt, i hope it’s not painful
#28 I Have Always Had The Ability To Bend My Legs Backwards – So Easily, In Fact, That I Sometimes Do It Without Noticing. Most People Seem To Find It Alarming
Image source: surrealhamper
lily jones: AAAAAAAAAAAAAA
#29 I Can Lift My Ring Finger
Image source: Not_Your_Daddy7
David Paterson: This is the weirdest of all. New muscles nobody else has?
#30 The Sign Of A Compulsive Liar
Image source: human_taxidermy
Otto Katz: This is an uncomfortable picture to look at.
#31 Anybody Else Webbed?
Image source: JoannaJoestar16
#32 Vitiligo Appreciation Post. Took Me 28 Years To Realize That I’m Blessed
Image source: Paperhank
Tuesday: I’m sorry it took so long for you to understand that. I hope you have loving people around you. Honestly it looks really cool.
#33 Embrace What You Got. At 40 Years Of Age I Was Diagnosed With Vitiligo. Never Be Ashamed Or Embarrassed (I Know Easier Said Than Done) I believe I got it because I can handle the stares and questions. Just remember if you’re having trouble dealing with it, you’re not alone.
Image source: ludwig_agina
Phoenix: Natural camo. Very cool.
#34 Here Are My Marfan’s Syndrome Hands
Image source: heyredditone
Pandora: Scary but cool at the same time.
#35 Anisocoria Is Unequal Pupils, If Suddenly Developed It Can Indicate Brain Pressure From Stroke, TBI, Or Other Serious Conditions (I’m Fine, Happened Sunday)
Image source: Dragongal7
Rizzo: I miss David Bowie.
#36 I Cannot Bend Any Of My Fingers So There Have Never Been Any Wrinkles
Image source: gxace
#37 My Brother Has A Condition Where His Iris Leaks Into His Pupil (Doesn’t Effect His Vision)
Image source: H0dg13b0y
Sleepy Panda: It’s pac-man!
#38 This Photograph Showcases Ella Harper. Harper Suffered From A Highly Uncommon Medical Condition Called Congenital Genu Recurvatum, Which Caused Her Knees To Bend In The Opposite Direction
Image source: wikipedia.org
Haley Hansen: in case anyone’s wondering, wikipedia says she worked in the circus for 4 years, then left to pursue an education. she married a schoolteacher and ended up dying at the age of 51. all in all, i’m very pleasantly surprised that she seems to have had a mostly normal life :)
#39 My Fingers Can Point 180° Opposite Each Other
Image source: Quajeraz
#40 My Vitiligo
Image source: harrisonlereed
Tuesday: Looks like dappled sunlight falling through the trees onto your skin
#41 My 8-Month-Old’s Hair Is Always In A Perfect Swirl That Reminds Me Of A Van Gogh Painting
Image source: cwhite0729
#42 I Think I Get New Freckles Every Day
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David Paterson: Look great, though.