Part of what makes genetics so interesting is that a lot of their effects aren't visible. But some people can learn a lot about their biological inheritance by simply comparing themselves to their ancestors.

Shelby Contra, 23, is one of them. Recently, she tweeted photos of herself and her grandmother to show just how similar the two looked when they were about the same age. "Grandma's genes really hit copy n paste huh," Shelby captioned the pics.

Her tweet went viral and nearly 555K people have already liked it, leaving over 1.1K responses. Many of which are their own side-by-side images that show their uncanny cross-generational resemblance. Continue scrolling and check out some of the craziest ones!

#1

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A friend of mine took this picture at a clinic. Rare condition from mother to daughter.

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stripper dream
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3 months ago

A beautiful pair... :)

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#2

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Lisa loves cats
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3 months ago

Wow they both look beautiful

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#3

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suramura
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3 months ago

i thought it was the same person.

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#4

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My friend's newborn baby was born with the same birthmark in her hair as her mother.

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Peachikeen
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3 months ago

Aw that is just beautiful and sweet x

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#5

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Marlowe Fitzpatrik
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3 months ago

There's still enough difference around the chin and lips, but very close indeed

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#6

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I have a hereditary gap in my eyebrow. It’s a portrait of my great great grandfather on the left, my dad also has the gap as well. It doesn’t always show, I guess because my eyebrows are kinda unruly and curly so sometimes the gap is covered, I also sometimes fill them especially because I’ve had people ask if I shaved the gap to be “cool”.

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Rosie Hamilton
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3 months ago

Interesting thing to inherit!

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#7

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

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stripper dream
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3 months ago

Oh wow. That's half amazing and half freaky. Well done, genetic code!

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#8

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My daughter and I have the same dimple in our foreheads.

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stripper dream
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3 months ago

She is super cute!

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#9

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Lisa loves cats
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3 months ago

They look so similar!! Wow

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#10

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Lisa loves cats
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3 months ago

They both look gorgeous

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#11

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Zoe Murphy
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3 months ago

Maui.

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#12

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Like father like son. Love you pops.

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Rex the Rat
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3 months ago

Woah the eyes!

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#13

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Lisa loves cats
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3 months ago

They both look so similar and gorgeous

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#14

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troufaki13
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3 months ago

Ιn Greece we say "the father was asleep during the conception" when the child doesn't get anything from him!

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Visual representation of genetics.

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luna lovegood
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3 months ago

for a second i thought they all had moustaches... anyone else?

Peachikeen
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3 months ago

Lol definitely had to look twice there!

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CParks
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3 months ago

I honestly thought they all had cleft lip, I felt so confused as to why they weren't repaired etc.

Rodney W Bidmade
Community Member
3 months ago

Me too, I was like oh those poor girls! Lol

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Nea
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3 months ago

I had to zoom it!

Perfumista Perfumista
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3 months ago

If grandma was not in the pic I would have thought this was a lip deformity

Mimi M
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3 months ago

Oh, it's their tongues - touching their noses! Faces are a bit small to see clearly.

JustRoz
Community Member
3 months ago

Wonder how many people tried to do this after seeing this !!! 🤣

Kate S.
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3 months ago

Ack i thought it was a birthmark!! turns out its just toungs... beautiful child tho!

bossy
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3 months ago

i thought they had mustaches at first lol!!

Annie W.
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3 months ago

They're all sticking their tongues out - all of them have the same upward curl.

Lumps
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3 months ago

Same. I was shook thinking there are three generations of cleft lips. And then I started wondering about the man who fell in love and married her knowing his child would have a cleft lip. And then I zoomed in and well...it's moot.

Linda Clements
Community Member
3 months ago

Genetics didn't lie with these three lovely gals!

crysta burdick
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3 months ago

yep at a quick glance looks like moustaches

Nightmare Scar Paladin
Community Member
3 months ago

I can do that too, freaks out my friends lol

Tori Bishop
Community Member
3 months ago

3 beautiful ladies

Joanne Hudson
Community Member
3 months ago

Lucky.

Maia Reim
Community Member
3 months ago

Glad I read the comments to know it’s because they can touch their noses with their tongues. I can as well, but I don’t know anyone else who is related to me who can.

Lisa Tetlow
Community Member
3 months ago

Now THAT'S heredity!!

Carole Strawn
Community Member
3 months ago

I couldn't figure out what was going on here. Took me a minute to figure out those were tongues, not birthmarks. LOL.

Pebblesmax
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3 months ago

The tongues have it

Merilyn Horton
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh, wow!

*sigh*, The Yellow Teletubby
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3 months ago

I thought they all had clefs for a second

John Bell
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3 months ago

This is kinda creepy

Éva Nemes
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3 months ago

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Poors :/ Like a moustache :(

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#16

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Lisa loves cats
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3 months ago

Aww he’s a cutie!!

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#17

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Lisa loves cats
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3 months ago

Both are gorgeous!

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#18

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infinite upvote
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3 months ago

Can we get this garbage idiot's racist comment deleted plz, BP?

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#19

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Amanda Sherland
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3 months ago

Same sly smile :)

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#20

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Candace Sunlight
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3 months ago

all you idiots spewing crap and mean words: shut up. just be quiet.

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#21

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Country Nana
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3 months ago

And very pretty, too!

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#22

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Benny Best
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3 months ago

is anyone else confused that she said i didnt realise it until my grandpa passed and then called her grandpa a she?

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#23

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Lisa loves cats
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3 months ago

She’s a gorgeous kid!

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3 months ago

Yeah - can we get Lester's profile deleted?

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#25

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Morgan Mosley
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3 months ago

Wow

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#26

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Becky Moore
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3 months ago

Just going round being a dick today huh Rodney?!

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#27

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KittyComics
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3 months ago

no lester or rodney here? thank god! whew!

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#28

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Lisa loves cats
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3 months ago

Well you both look beautiful

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#29

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Rosie Hamilton
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3 months ago

The upper half of the face is similar - they have quite different jaw lines.

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#30

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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3 months ago

They both look like they could be the next 007 to me.

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#31

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Lisa loves cats
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3 months ago

Aw! Both gorgeous

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#32

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Elizabeth Smith
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3 months ago

Lester and Rodney go away

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#33

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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3 months ago

Rodney..what? Maybe you should just go do something else.

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#34

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What?
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3 months ago

They both have the same nose and the same smile.

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#35

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Lindsay Ameye
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3 months ago

Except for the hairdo I see little similarity?

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#36

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Cliff Anderson
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3 months ago

Just need a tan

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#37

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Lisa loves cats
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3 months ago

Aww, both gorgeous

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stripper dream
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3 months ago

You both look like you could be movie stars. :)

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#39

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sosunlight
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3 months ago

Aww - that's so sweet!

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Candace Sunlight
Community Member
3 months ago

shut up rodney

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