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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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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“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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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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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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“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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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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AnnaBanana
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have this. I find it annoying when it comes to shoes!

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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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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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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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#19

“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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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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“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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“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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“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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#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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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#28

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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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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“How Rare Are You?”: Woman Shares Random But Interesting Genetic Facts About Humans And Here're 30 Of The Best Ones Only 3% of the population is a twin.

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#32

16% of the population is taller than six feet.

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#33

10% of the population can touch their tongue to their nose.

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14% of the population can fold their tongue in half.

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#35

“How Rare Are You?”: Woman Shares Random But Interesting Genetic Facts About Humans And Here're 30 Of The Best Ones This muscle in your wrist used to be used by our ancestors to help them climb trees. And some people still have it. To check it, put your thumb and pinky together and bend your hand.

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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% of people have a tiny hole above their ear.

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Katie Lutesinger
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Everyone who read this immediately started feeling around their ears. Well, I did anyway. :p

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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% of the population can actually sneeze with their eyes open.

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Panda-riffic
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That makes my eyes water just thinking about it!

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#38

The rarest Zodiac sign is Aquarius. Taking up only around 6.3% of the population.

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Vorknkx
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1 year ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Which suggests the April/May period has fewer people having sex? (that's 9 months before being born as Aquarius)

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#39

Less than 1% of the population has a birthday on leap day. Meaning their birthday technically only comes around once every four years.

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#41

12% of people only dream in black and white.

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#42

1% of the population can lick their elbow.

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#43

Most people have little hair swirl that goes clockwise. 8.4% of the population has when that goes counter-clockwise and it's more common than people who are left-handed .

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GaeFrog
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I had one and now its not as noticeable since i cut my hair short

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Everyone has one of these little hair whirls on the back of their head, but 5% of the population actually has two of them.

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#45

Only 10% of adults have an "outtie" belly button.

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Jessica Combrink
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I thought this was dependent on the way the doctors clamped or cut the umbilical cords

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