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Everybody is unique, and every body is special! From the shape of our belly buttons to the birth marks and freckles that adorn our skin, none of us are exactly the same. But some lucky individuals have particularly unique characteristics that deserve to be celebrated!

That’s why one curious Reddit user recently invited others to share the most unusual qualities about their own bodies, and they certainly did not disappoint. Below, you’ll find some of the cutest and most fascinating quirks people can boast about their bodies, as well as a conversation with Dr. Shahina Braganza, so enjoy scrolling through and remember to upvote the replies that you find most amazing!

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"My Feet Look More Like Paws Than Human Feet": 35 People Confess What Body Anomalies They Have My heart is bionic at this point. I’ve had 4 open heart surgeries, aorta and mitral valves are now titanium. It makes a ticking noise like a clock. I’m only 30. Hopefully I live longer

Tired-humanoid , Towfiqu barbhuiya Report

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"My Feet Look More Like Paws Than Human Feet": 35 People Confess What Body Anomalies They Have When I was born, none of my organs were in the places they should be.

Had 5 surgeries after birth to get everything moved around, and put to right places.

Luckily, no issues since.

iMissTheOldKimye , JC Gellidon Report

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"My Feet Look More Like Paws Than Human Feet": 35 People Confess What Body Anomalies They Have My hair started losing its color when I was 10 years old. I used to be brunette. My hair has been completely silver and white since my 20s.

ConcernedApath3 , Doğukan Şahin Report

We're all human beings, but there are infinite possibilities to how we can look. With over 8 billion of us on the planet, we're bound to share some traits, but we can't all have 10 toes or hearts that function properly without a little extra help. And there's nothing wrong with these unique quirks we might have. In fact, they should be celebrated! For example, I have unusually small nostrils, so if I inhale through them extremely hard, I can suck both of them in until they fully close up. My elbows and a few of my fingers are double jointed. I have a several quite visible birthmarks, one of which was fire-engine red when I was born but has since stretched out into tiny red splotches on my chest.

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To learn more about how this fascinating conversation about the unique qualities of our bodies got started, we reached out to Reddit user MissingYouB, who posed the question, "What's unusual about your body?" They told Bored Panda that they had recently spoken with a friend who was depressed about a deformity that they have and decided to ask others if they have something unusual about their body to prove that none of us should be insecure about these traits. "You need to love your body no matter what," they added.

#4

"My Feet Look More Like Paws Than Human Feet": 35 People Confess What Body Anomalies They Have I was born with 1 Kidney. But my 1 Kidney is the size of 2 combined. So I have 1 super kidney.

Jay12678 , Robina Weermeijer Report

#5

"My Feet Look More Like Paws Than Human Feet": 35 People Confess What Body Anomalies They Have In my 60s and I don't have gray hair. It's mousy brown, so when people insist I dyed it, I tell them I wouldn't pay money for such a dull color.

VapoursAndSpleen , Tim Foster Report

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10 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i'm a redhead and what i've heard we don't go gray at all. we maybe fade a little but no gray

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"My Feet Look More Like Paws Than Human Feet": 35 People Confess What Body Anomalies They Have When i was born my umbilical cord was inside out and it was the first time the hospital i was born at had ever seen anything like it. So they asked my mum if it could be sent to a nearby university to be shown to students in order to show them what the inside of one looks like in real life. I am going to that exact university next year and will be on a quest to take back my umbilical cord. (Provided its not been thrown away idk how long they last)

WonderfulAd6836 , Christian Bowen Report

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10 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Me trying to picture an inside-out umbilical cord 🤔

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We also wanted to gain some insight on this topic from an expert on the human body, so we reached out to Dr. Shahina Braganza, a senior Emergency Medicine doctor working in the public health service in Queensland, Australia. Dr. Braganza was kind enough to have a chat with Bored Panda about how common it is to have an unusual quirk in or on our bodies.

"I’m pretty sure that most people would have a unique trait or quality - or perhaps a combination of them," she shared. "When you think about how a human is conceived at a genetic level, how the embryo develops, and then how humans develop after birth and throughout their life, it is highly likely that that each person has at least one unique feature, small or large."

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"My Feet Look More Like Paws Than Human Feet": 35 People Confess What Body Anomalies They Have Whooo. This is a big one.

1. Abnormal bone density. I sink in fresh water(fun playing Terminator though). Been hit by cars 6 times in my life and all Ive ever gotten was bruises; every vehicle has needed body work.
2. I require at *minimum* twice the recommended dosage for a lot of medications. Not fun when cost is factored in or the potential for damage. My liver is that of a demigod.
3. Abnormal temperature response. I act like a stroke victim(according to my wife) at temps above 85, but I can sit in a snow drift in a t shirt and shorts and the snow drift melts before I get bothered. I can bare-hand dry ice for short periods without issue.
4. My eyes are too large for my head. The only reason I need glasses is because my eyes kept growing waaaay longer than they should have, since my skull had decided early on it was going to quality for membership in Neverbrokeabone
5. I somehow outgrew cilantro tasting like soap. 20 yrs of that, then all of a sudden 'Naw my troll, you get to enjoy it again'
6. If you pop my right foot's pinky toe, my entire leg twitches. Full 'pull back shaking and twitching like I grabbed a 220v line.' Every damn time.

Thaser , cottonbro studio Report

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#8

"My Feet Look More Like Paws Than Human Feet": 35 People Confess What Body Anomalies They Have I’m 21 and going through menopause! I hit puberty at the age of two, had a lot of hormonal issues growing up but my mother was resistant to getting me help so I’m the same height and weight I was in 5th grade some 11 years ago. I can also type with my toes and do simple origami with my feet like a ninja star or paper airplane which is a fun party trick.

Acceptable_War4993 , Andrea Piacquadio Report

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10 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I can't even imagine going through that at 2! If mum wouldn't admit it was a problem they probably didn't get puberty blockers.

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We also asked Dr. Braganza if she has ever come across any particularly fascinating traits in her practice. "I'm surprised every shift!" she told Bored Panda. "I work in an emergency department so, typically, we are seeing people for an urgent issue, and they may have an interesting bodily trait that may or may not be related to that issue. We may see people with hyper-mobile joints, for example a thumb that can touch the middle of the same forearm. We sometimes see people with extra digits on their hands or feet."

"At times, we X-ray or scan someone and will find something unexpected with their internal organs eg. dextrocardia where the heart is inside the right side of the thorax instead of the left, or situs inversus where all the organs in the thorax and abdomen at on the ‘wrong’ side," Dr. Braganza continued. "I once had a patient with left-sided lower abdominal pain - which made us think, 'Well, that’s definitely not appendicitis', but then they had a CT scan and their appendix was in fact on the left side!"

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#9

"My Feet Look More Like Paws Than Human Feet": 35 People Confess What Body Anomalies They Have I have a third boob. Never even knew it was there til my milk came in after giving birth, and suddenly there was this giant baseball-sized lump under my armpit. When I saw my lactation consultant, she said it's a rare thing that can happen to some people. It has a teeny tiny nipple and even had milk coming out of it. I had to ice it for a week so it would stop producing milk.

Before anyone asks - no, I don't have any pictures of it. I was super sleep deprived and recovering from a traumatic labor, so the last thing on my mind was taking a picture of my new accessory boob. I wish I had, though.

ArcticFox46 , Darius Bashar Report

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10 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is no too rare for women on hormonal contraceptives. Growing a third boob I mean, not the milk producing part.

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#10

"My Feet Look More Like Paws Than Human Feet": 35 People Confess What Body Anomalies They Have When I was born, the doctor said he "had never seen a baby with this much nose hair". At 46 it is still my superpower.

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And when it comes to whether or not we should be concerned about these quirks we may have, Dr. Braganza says, "It’s very variable. Of course different doesn’t mean abnormal or that there is cause for concern. It could just be a normal variant in that person."

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"As a general guide, if there is an unusual trait, if it is causing pain, discomfort or an inability to function as usual, then it should be assessed by a health professional," she added.

#11

When I was a kid I had such severe allergies to everything that even my medical allert bracelets made me break out in hives and being in the same room at peanuts would send me into anaphylaxis. I outgrew all of my allergies.

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10 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I hope I outgrow it! I have this but not anaphylactic. I get SEVERE hives whenever I’m too cold, too hot, eat corn, have painkillers, put chemicals on my skin such as chlorine, scratch my skin, and many more.

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#12

"My Feet Look More Like Paws Than Human Feet": 35 People Confess What Body Anomalies They Have Two of my toes on each foot are webbed halfway. The index(?) and middle toe, each side. Nothing else.

I can’t swim any faster which I personally think is *b******t*.

dirtyethanol73 , Khairul Onggon Report

There can even be benefits to having a unique trait. "If you’re super lucky, you may have qualities that increase your resistance to infection or that help you to heal rapidly," Dr. Braganza noted. "If nothing else, you have an ice-breaker for starting a conversation."

"I think society has become much better at recognizing the value of diversity in people, and we are now better at celebrating that which makes each of us unique," she added.

If you'd like to learn more about Dr. Braganza and hear her thoughts on her blog, you can visit her website right here!

#13

I can taste when I'm sick and I can smell when others are too.

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#14

"My Feet Look More Like Paws Than Human Feet": 35 People Confess What Body Anomalies They Have I have a rare condition in which my large intestine is smashed over to one side of my torso and my small intestines are smashed over to the other side. The only reason we discovered it is that one day, they decided to physically switch places causing extreme pain.

They have switched places a total of four times in my life. It's really painful and kinda gross hearing your goopy bits flop around inside of you.

jtolb65 , Sora Shimazaki Report

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10 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

do yourself a favor and never google videos of intestinal surgery where they hang them on a rack and they doot around by themselves.

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"My Feet Look More Like Paws Than Human Feet": 35 People Confess What Body Anomalies They Have My sweat is extra acidic. I can fully rust guitar strings in a week or 2, and have eaten holes on 2 laptops where I rest my hands, both happened within a year of use

MoofieFoofer , Andres Ayrton Report

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10 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Super villain power 101. Not saying your a villain you seem like a nice person

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"My Feet Look More Like Paws Than Human Feet": 35 People Confess What Body Anomalies They Have My big toes are almost twice the size of normal big toes. They’re so wide that I can stand only on my big toes without it hurting. I’m told my feet look more like paws than human feet.

edit: no I'm not posting feet pics

lunatea- , cottonbro studio Report

#17

"My Feet Look More Like Paws Than Human Feet": 35 People Confess What Body Anomalies They Have Every spring and autumn, my palm sheds its upper skin. There is no exposed lower layers, I just literally regenerate and dispose of my palm skin like a snake. Doesnt hurt, doesnt bleed. It just happens.

Aldnoah_Tharsis , Alena Shekhovtcova Report

#18

"My Feet Look More Like Paws Than Human Feet": 35 People Confess What Body Anomalies They Have I am biologically and male presenting, but I've got huge tits. Like stage 4 gynecomastia. I've had them basically my entire life, and they've never been affected by my changes in weight. Doctors have confirmed they are legitimately breast tissue.

I always hated them, made highschool a living hell. But now I'm a grown adult, I identify as non-binary so I no longer feel bad about not having a "masculine" chest.

I consider getting rid of them every so often but I legitimately wouldn't know what life would be like without them and I feel I'd look inproportionate without them.

Old-Paramedic-4312 , Ivan Samkov Report

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10 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

All sexes have breast tissue. Have treated male breast cancer before.

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"My Feet Look More Like Paws Than Human Feet": 35 People Confess What Body Anomalies They Have I have a lot of extra things....extra toe, and a few extra teeth, there's one growing on the roof of my mouth rn, its like I'm a deformed vampire lol

oppapoocow , Anna Shvets Report

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#20

I am a woman with a beard that can rival most 15 yr olds

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10 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My 30yo son has been saving his beard since he was a teen and my mom still has a greater beard than him. Genetics are strange.

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#21

"My Feet Look More Like Paws Than Human Feet": 35 People Confess What Body Anomalies They Have The heart inside of me isn’t mine. And that I was on life support that caused nerve damage in my leg so I don’t get goose bumps on my left thigh.

Veca_marie , cottonbro studio Report

#22

My super power is that I don’t get hangovers

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#23

"My Feet Look More Like Paws Than Human Feet": 35 People Confess What Body Anomalies They Have When I was a baby I got a vaccine in my a*s cheek and it got infected. It was left alone so long that it got infected all the way down my muscle on everything the needle touched. They had to cut it out and for a couple of years I didnt have an a*s cheek, then my a*s grew in alright and now it just looks like I have a dimple. It's by my hip so it doesn't look weird and everyone that's seen it has said it adds character lol but to me it's just a crater on my a*s and theres no muscle there and if I touch the middle it still hurts

almostparent , Lauren Richmond Report

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"My Feet Look More Like Paws Than Human Feet": 35 People Confess What Body Anomalies They Have My stomach is 1/10 the size it should be. I’m a cheap date because I can get drunk off nothing and it’s nearly impossible for me to overdrink.

FlexGoalsBongwater , Jasmin Chew Report

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10 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Which is why I always ask the restaurant, cafe, etc. to give me a small portion or a child’s portion. Don’t look at me in horror or as if I’ve just farted in your face. Of course I’ll pay the full price - just give me a SMALL portion if what you would normally serve. OK?

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"My Feet Look More Like Paws Than Human Feet": 35 People Confess What Body Anomalies They Have I have two uvulas (those hangy ball things in the back of your throat).

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10 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's probably from having a cleft palate. Most are in the hard upper part of the mouth, and associated with a cleft lip; but less commonly, the cleft is in the soft palate at the back, and can just be in the uvula

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"My Feet Look More Like Paws Than Human Feet": 35 People Confess What Body Anomalies They Have I sweat on the left side of my head when I even think about spicy foods. The worst part is I love spicy food.

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#29

"My Feet Look More Like Paws Than Human Feet": 35 People Confess What Body Anomalies They Have My torso is longer than it should be in comparison to my legs. Like, my legs stopped growing before my upper body did or something.

redditpornacc666117 , Ben White Report

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10 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm the other way around. I've a 37" inside leg measurement, getting jeans, jogging bottoms etc is both a nightmare and expensive.

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#30

"My Feet Look More Like Paws Than Human Feet": 35 People Confess What Body Anomalies They Have I have pectus excavatum and was born with a 3rd ear on my cheek.

The 3rd ear was removed with plastic surgery when I was a child but now I have a patch on my cheek that can't grow facial hair.

xDracoian , Jessica Flavia Report

#31

I have one ear that's a carbon copy of my father's (left ear), and the other my mother's. Thus, one is slightly longer and significantly harder(cartilage).

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#32

"My Feet Look More Like Paws Than Human Feet": 35 People Confess What Body Anomalies They Have I have microtia type 2 in both ears which makes them look like elf/orc ears. Also deaf in my left ear thanks to this.

Funny thing is, until I was like 15 years old, I did not know that I was deaf in one ear. Which was surprising to me but the doc said it is because you are so used to hearing from one ear that you do not feel the difference until a point. I just thought my left ear was obstructed with something.

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10 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Same here! I was 15 when I found out I was deaf in my left ear and diagnosed with Ménière’s disease at the same time (it’s what caused my deafness)

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"My Feet Look More Like Paws Than Human Feet": 35 People Confess What Body Anomalies They Have Small hole at the base of my spine just before my a*s hole
To clarify I’m not talking about the actual a*****e it’s self I’m talking about a small hole a inch above it
It’s not a cyst I was born with it

Happy-Watercress3232 , Adrian "Rosco" Stef Report

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"My Feet Look More Like Paws Than Human Feet": 35 People Confess What Body Anomalies They Have I have a large facial scar, literally just like Scar from the Lion King. My hair and beard just make it worse. Sucks meeting new people, especially kids.

mellbs , cottonbro studio Report

#35

"My Feet Look More Like Paws Than Human Feet": 35 People Confess What Body Anomalies They Have I have the gigachad chin, like, it's VERY square

orpmetal , Aliakbar Nosrati Report

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10 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How does it feel to be living my dream???? Lol I’m a gal but I’d love to have one of those

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