Human beings are awesome. And the closer you look at them, the more intriguing surprises you’re bound to find. What’s especially interesting are our genes and how they’re expressed. You might not even know it, but your genetics might make you rarer than you might think! Let's have a look at some of these rare traits.

Florida-based video content creator Lexi Slaven, who also goes by her internet pseudonym Yolkfather, has created a whole bunch of videos that are as educational as they are entertaining. In her ‘How rare are you?’ TikTok video series, she examines how rare certain genetic traits really are. Starting from the basics like red hair and blue eyes and moving on to jaw-dropping things like actually being able to sneeze with your eyes open. (Now that’s a superpower we might be interested in if it turns out we can’t actually fly!)

Check out some of Lexi’s most captivating rare facts about human beings and upvote the ones that left you surprised, Pandas. Oh, and we’d love to hear if you’ve got any of these traits or can do anything mentioned in this list. For instance, I’ve got blue eyes and that means that I’m part of barely 8 percent of the entire population of the world with that fact alone!

Bored Panda reached out to Lexi to learn more about her videos and herself as a content creator. Scroll down for the full interview.

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“How Rare Are You?”: Woman Shares Random But Interesting Genetic Facts About Humans And Here're 30 Of The Best Ones 30% of the population can raise one eyebrow.

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spirit wolf
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3 months ago

And their supreme cult leader is the rock.

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I was very curious to learn more about the inspiration behind the super popular 'How rare are you?' videos. "My inspiration behind this series was to try to get people to embrace what makes them unique!" Lexi told Bored Panda. "I think it resonated with so many people because I tried to include many different things so that hopefully whoever was watching would be able to find something that they could relate to," she said she was as inclusive as she could be.

Bored Panda was interested to hear a bit about what it's like to have such a large following on TikTok. Lexi opened up that it's been a life-changing experience. "It has changed my life! It still shocks me that there are so many people who love and support me and care about what I have to say. It’s given me confidence in who I am and has made me a better person because I know that I have younger fans who look up to me and I want to be a good role model for them."

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“How Rare Are You?”: Woman Shares Random But Interesting Genetic Facts About Humans And Here're 30 Of The Best Ones Green eyes, 2% of the population.

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Jelly the Bean
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3 months ago

I'm in that 2%! 😊

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“How Rare Are You?”: Woman Shares Random But Interesting Genetic Facts About Humans And Here're 30 Of The Best Ones 35% of the population has no wisdom teeth. And I'm jealous of you guys because you never have to go through the pain.

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Katie Lutesinger
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3 months ago

I have wisdom teeth, but I'm the only person I know who not only has all four of them, but had them come through perfectly straight with no pain. So I'm lucky in a different way I guess. :)

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Lexi explained that she followed in the footsteps of her favorite creators and wanted to become a positive role model for others. "When I was younger, I watched a lot of YouTube videos and I had creators that I looked up to. Sometimes if I was having a bad day these videos were like an escape for me and they would cheer me up. I want to be that person for someone else," she said.

"My followers always suggest topics for me to make videos on and I try to listen to them as much as I can!"

Lexi is a force to be reckoned with on TikTok. She has a whopping 2.4 million followers on the platform. Meanwhile, she’s collected just shy of 100 million (that’s right!) likes on TikTok. That just goes to show that the content she creates and her personality shine through in the endless stream of videos on the platform.

The TikToker creates videos about fun facts (that's where her videos about genetic traits come in), does storytimes, shares various theories, and does a bit of everything else.

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“How Rare Are You?”: Woman Shares Random But Interesting Genetic Facts About Humans And Here're 30 Of The Best Ones Heterochromia which means having two different colored eyes is found in less than 1% of the population.

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Brandy Dor
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3 months ago

My ex husband was left handed, red headed, and had heterochromia, basically a unicorn....and as we all know unicorns are arseholes!

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“How Rare Are You?”: Woman Shares Random But Interesting Genetic Facts About Humans And Here're 30 Of The Best Ones Only 10% of the world's population is left-handed.

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KJ
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3 months ago

It's a pain in the a**e when it comes to writing in pen.

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“How Rare Are You?”: Woman Shares Random But Interesting Genetic Facts About Humans And Here're 30 Of The Best Ones 30% of people can flare their nostrils on command.

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Eseri Akullu
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3 months ago

It's normal, right? I have trouble believing this one

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According to World Atlas, the vast majority of the world’s population has brown eyes. However, it’s incredibly difficult to pinpoint the exact number. The best guess is that anywhere from 70 to 79 percent of human beings have brown eyes. Meanwhile, from 8 to 10 percent of people have blue eyes.

Even rarer than blue eyes are hazel and amber eyes, with around 5 percent of the global population (that’s 1 in 20 people on the street) having them. Gray eyes make up barely 3 percent of the total while green ones make up only 2 percent. The rarest eye color is red/violet, with less than a single percent of people having such eyes. Similarly, less than 1 percent of people have heterochromia which means that both of your eyes are different colors.

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“How Rare Are You?”: Woman Shares Random But Interesting Genetic Facts About Humans And Here're 30 Of The Best Ones 20% of the population sneezes when they go outside in the sun.

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smugdruggler
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3 months ago

It's called ACHOO syndrome. Autosomal-dominant Compulsive Helio Opthalmic Outburst syndrome. Someone worked hard on that acronym lol.

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“How Rare Are You?”: Woman Shares Random But Interesting Genetic Facts About Humans And Here're 30 Of The Best Ones Blue eyes, only 8% of the world population.

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Mystery Egg
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3 months ago

Really? I know so many people with blue eyes but then I guess the biggest populations are southern hemisphere so it makes sense the blues would be outnumbered.

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“How Rare Are You?”: Woman Shares Random But Interesting Genetic Facts About Humans And Here're 30 Of The Best Ones 1% is ambidextrous.

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Hugh Willie Mungous
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3 months ago

I'd give my left arm to be ambidextrous.

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The field of genetics continues to advance. Even facts that we took for granted (remember those biology lessons back at school) are now being updated and revised. For instance, scientists used to think that your eye color was determined by only two genes, one from each parent. You’re likely to remember doing some exercises in class where you’d see what color eyes a child would have if one parent has e.g. two dominant brown-eyed genes and one has recessive blue-eyed genes.

However, Healthline points out that we’re now aware that things are far more complicated. “Your eye color is determined by several genes that control melanin production in your iris. Darker eyes have a lot of melanin, while light eyes have only a little.”

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“How Rare Are You?”: Woman Shares Random But Interesting Genetic Facts About Humans And Here're 30 Of The Best Ones Red hair, less than 2% of the population.

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That_One_Frog
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3 months ago

2% hereee

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“How Rare Are You?”: Woman Shares Random But Interesting Genetic Facts About Humans And Here're 30 Of The Best Ones Gray eyes, only 1% of the population. Side note, some people say that gray eyes are just a form of blue eyes, but I respectfully disagree.

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°-_SARDONYX_-°
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3 months ago

I have a mix of blue and grey, grey is definitely a colour!

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10% of the world's population has something called Morton's toe, which is where your second toe is longer than your big toe.

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Joshua Brown
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3 months ago

It's Genetic in my family.

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Healthline explains that brown eyes look dark to us because they have a lot of light-absorbing melanin. Meanwhile, blue eyes have the least amount of melanin, so they reflect the most light. What this means is that reality isn’t as simple as what a lot of us were used to during biology class.

“Because you inherit genes from your parents, it’s likely that your eyes will be similar in color to one or both of your parents. But it’s also possible for you to have brown eyes, even if both of your parents have blue eyes.”

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“How Rare Are You?”: Woman Shares Random But Interesting Genetic Facts About Humans And Here're 30 Of The Best Ones Only 35% of people have perfect vision without glasses.

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Eseri Akullu
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3 months ago

I think it's other factors. When I was in school in a rural area, absolutely no one had eye defects even after medical checkups. Then I moved to another school in an urban area and 75% of the class has a eye defect of some sort

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14% of the population can whistle.

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Ba Loeloe
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3 months ago

Really? Seems like a lot more than that. Maybe higher if only adults are included?

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“How Rare Are You?”: Woman Shares Random But Interesting Genetic Facts About Humans And Here're 30 Of The Best Ones Freckles, 5% of the population.

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caitlin brook
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3 months ago

Surely they mean only 5% of the population don't have freckles?

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“How Rare Are You?”: Woman Shares Random But Interesting Genetic Facts About Humans And Here're 30 Of The Best Ones Only 14% of the population can make cloverleaf shape with their tongue.

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howdylee
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3 months ago

I'm blond, green eyed, and can do this! i'm super special woohoo! :)

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“How Rare Are You?”: Woman Shares Random But Interesting Genetic Facts About Humans And Here're 30 Of The Best Ones Only 2% of the world's population has naturally blond hair.

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Jo Choto
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3 months ago

I was born with very blonde hair and had it all the way till I gave birth and then it started getting darker.

Gabby M
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3 months ago

Started as a Tow head (white) to bright blond to golden blond then BAM kids!! Now it's what my mother used to call "dishwater blond" Still yellow brows though.

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Lou Cam
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3 months ago

It's normal for many children in Western Europe to be born blond and then darken around puberty. My whole family were like this. I have medium brown hair now no hint I was ever blond. Blond being natural to childhood is one reason why a lot.of people dye their hair this colour to look younger.

thatmagicgaychick
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3 months ago

this happened to me, from US though

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Robert T
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3 months ago

I went blonde for a while when my hair grew back after chemo. My eyebrows are still mostly blonde!

Cecilia
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3 months ago

Mine grew back white after chemo. I've had salt and pepper hair since I was 11 y/o

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J.L. Martin
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3 months ago

My blond hair darkened as I entered my teens. My two children have remained blond their whole lives.

judeen homan
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3 months ago

Then they use a photo with a natural brunette...LOL

JaY
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3 months ago

mine started turning brown when i was 9:(

Emmy🧡️
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3 months ago (edited)

Oh yeah that’s also me!

Ruler Of The Meme Overlords
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1 month ago

Brown / Mostly Blond Hair

Deep One
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2 months ago

Both of my sisters have blonde hair. One very light (it WAS natural when she was younger :) ) my other sister has a very dark blonde hair.

backatya
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2 months ago

did you peek?

Al Marzian
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3 months ago

I was a strawberry blond at birth, later it became brown, but with sprinklings of different colors.

Jaybird3939
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3 months ago

I was white blonde as a kid. As an adult, I have brown/black hair.

Ashley Conover
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3 months ago

Me

Susan Callihan
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3 months ago (edited)

Meee. Naturally blonde and now naturally blonde-silver. My hair was white in my much younger years, then darkened to blonde, got a bit darker in my 40s, then began going silver-blonde in my 60s.

Susan Williams
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3 months ago

Does it count if your red hair turns golden blonde instead of the normal gray as you age?

Erica Cochrane
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3 months ago

i know this family who all has very blonde hair naturally, then one girl was born with a head of black hair. the whole family was baffled! but as she got older, it got paler and paler, and now she's blonde

Scarbez
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3 months ago

That seems too low. I know more blonde people than people with blue eyes and I should not, looking at percentages

youshouldseemeinacrown
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3 months ago

only 2%! I find that very surprising for some reason. I have blonde hair

Lily Busby
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3 months ago

does dirty blonde count?

Simzabandz
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3 months ago

believable because the other 98% is constantly trying to be special lol

Bettye McKee
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3 months ago

I'm in this 2%.

BookCrazyTeen
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3 months ago

My sister’s hair is slowly getting darker, she had golden/really light blonde when she was younger and now it’s closer to dirty blonde, still quite blonde though

Ellie
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3 months ago

Mine is blond and red. What's the percentage for that? lol

Agata Konador
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3 months ago

You mean light blond, or dark blond too?

Judo Flipped By Nobody
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3 months ago

I was born with brown hair, now its almost white cuz the blond color is so light. Im 13.

Saara-Elina Kaukiainen
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3 months ago

Natural blonde here 🙂

abby smink
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3 months ago

Blonde hair, blue eyes, and a supposedly rare connective tissue disorder that I think isn't actually that rare.

A.
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3 months ago

🙋‍♀️

meowoui
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3 months ago

I was a toe head for awhile, as I got older it turned Burnett

Chxrm
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3 months ago

I can see that some people had blonde hair but it became darker and darker

Tim S
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3 months ago (edited)

Wait, you're saying that blonde hair is practically as rare as red hair? That seems way off.

Evil Little Thing
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3 months ago

The model in the photo is not in said 2%

Lady of the Mountains
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3 months ago

yes and this lady is not one of them, see how she has eyebrows & it's growing out

Hollie Marie
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3 months ago

I had bright blonde hair until I was 13 and the hormones got me then it went really dark for a while but as I've gotten older it has lightened up again into a blonde/brown

Lunar Bicycle
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3 months ago

I was born with blonde hair and blue eyes, but by the time I was six or seven it settled into brown hair and hazel eyes.

GIANNA REGINA - STUDENT
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3 months ago

i was born with blonde then i got brown now it pink

grey galah
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3 months ago

how many have bottle blonde hair?

Susan Reid Smith
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3 months ago

So many that someone with naturally blonde hair can get lost in the crowd. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

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Alaska
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3 months ago

🙋🏼‍♀️

Kinslee the witches apprentice
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3 months ago

Wow I thought it was common because I know a lot of people with blond hair like me

Tee Witt
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3 months ago

I can believe this

Potato fries
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3 months ago

I'm always really confused about my hair colour. It's like a gold, but a blondish gold. So idk if my hairs is light brown, blonde, or smth else

Bunzilla
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3 months ago

I was born with black hair, all of which fell out (except my eyebrows and eyelashes), then I had platinum blonde hair. But as I've gotten older, it's gotten darker... and more red! There are redheads in my family, so not totally out of the realm of possibility.

Rand0m_Cat
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3 months ago (edited)

I have blonde hair.

Mari
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3 months ago

I was blonde until the age of six. My mother had blonde hair until the age of 65, then it became greyish-blond

Lola
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3 months ago

I feel like this number is wrong even if I take out the wanna be blondes from the equation.

Shane S
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3 months ago

Unlike this model.

Tiny Flame
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3 months ago (edited)

I’m part of the 2%, though it’s starting to darken

Stephanie Keith
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3 months ago

My hair was white as snow when I was a little girl. Now it's a light honey blonde color.

Bored Birgit
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3 months ago

That is so attractive!

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Nolgoth
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3 months ago

I had brigjt golden blond hair as a kid but it has faded to like a dull copper kind of color. Been told it is because i have spent a lot of my time indoors. Not sure how true that is. Both my mom and dad were blond but after dad had his head shaved in bootcamp his hair grew back black

My O My
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3 months ago

They were white blonde when I was a kid and are continously getting darker. Now it's pretty default

Crazy Dog Lady
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3 months ago

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I don't believe this. As one the few brunettes in a mostly blonde family I feel like this number should be higher.

Monday
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3 months ago

No it makes sense if you look at the whole world. Asians do not have naturally blond hair. Black people do not have naturally blond hair. Most Latinos do not have naturally blond hair. It's primarily a small percentage of Caucasians that have it, and Caucasians are not the most prominent race.

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“How Rare Are You?”: Woman Shares Random But Interesting Genetic Facts About Humans And Here're 30 Of The Best Ones Hazel eyes, 5% of the population.

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StrawberryParfait
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3 months ago

Those are amber, not hazel.

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“How Rare Are You?”: Woman Shares Random But Interesting Genetic Facts About Humans And Here're 30 Of The Best Ones 22% of people can wiggle their ears, but only around 18% of people can wiggle both of them.

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Elita One
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3 months ago

I'm in the 18%, I didn't think it was a hard thing to do.

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“How Rare Are You?”: Woman Shares Random But Interesting Genetic Facts About Humans And Here're 30 Of The Best Ones Only around 25% of the population has dimples.

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Rose Yellow Mint
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3 months ago

I have a dimple on my right cheek, my husband has one on his left cheek. And our daughter has dimples on both cheeks :)

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“How Rare Are You?”: Woman Shares Random But Interesting Genetic Facts About Humans And Here're 30 Of The Best Ones 32% of people have something called a Hitchhiker's thumb. Where when you put your thumb up, it can actually bend backwards.

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BlackPearltheSeaWing/NightWing
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3 months ago (edited)

I can do that. I love freaking people out with it.

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“How Rare Are You?”: Woman Shares Random But Interesting Genetic Facts About Humans And Here're 30 Of The Best Ones About 1% of the population has a double line of eyelashes.

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Random Person
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3 months ago

Jealous about these people!!!

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“How Rare Are You?”: Woman Shares Random But Interesting Genetic Facts About Humans And Here're 30 Of The Best Ones 33% of the population has a widow's peak.

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Elita One
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3 months ago

All the woman in my family have it.

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“How Rare Are You?”: Woman Shares Random But Interesting Genetic Facts About Humans And Here're 30 Of The Best Ones 35% of the population can gleek and 1% can do it on command. If you didn't know, that's basically where you can shoot spit from underneath your tongue.

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Raven Sheridan
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3 months ago

Gleek Squad member right here! 🙋‍♀️

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#25

“How Rare Are You?”: Woman Shares Random But Interesting Genetic Facts About Humans And Here're 30 Of The Best Ones 20% of the population is double jointed.

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Alexandra Davis
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3 months ago

EDS zebra here- not only hyper mobile but dislocate like 10-20 times a day.

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“How Rare Are You?”: Woman Shares Random But Interesting Genetic Facts About Humans And Here're 30 Of The Best Ones 20% of the population has a gap between their teeth.

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mummy pig
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3 months ago

Unfortunately me and my most of the family is in the 20%

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“How Rare Are You?”: Woman Shares Random But Interesting Genetic Facts About Humans And Here're 30 Of The Best Ones Vitaligo less than 1% of the population.

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Natalie Bohrteller
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3 months ago

Vitiligo.

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Only 3% of the population has Xs on their palms. The critics of palmistry, these people are considered extremely lucky.

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Kathryn Baylis
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3 months ago

I have an X with one line very faint. Am I kinda sorta faintly lucky? Because I sure could use some really good luck right now.

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“How Rare Are You?”: Woman Shares Random But Interesting Genetic Facts About Humans And Here're 30 Of The Best Ones Only 5% of the population has arched fingerprints.

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Alexia
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3 months ago

Ok, who else has checked their fingerprints after reading this? :)))

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Less than 10% of people only have one dimple.

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Anonymous
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3 months ago

Miguel from Coco

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