Every single person is born with their own unique traits, however, the genes that are passed on to us may sometimes be stronger than usual. From looking almost the same as an ancestor, to having different colored eyes, or being born with both blonde and brown hair at the same time, there are some unique people out there. Take a look at some of the most unusual and powerful genetic traits people experience worldwide, and be prepared to be amazed!
These Sisters Were Born With Opposite Genes
You might have never heard about it, but it turns out that any of us could be born with the genes of one parent, and our sibling with genes from the other parent. That’s what happened to these two sisters.
One of their parents is Irish, and the other one is Italian. Clearly, each sister inherited only one side. The result? They look like polar opposites!
This Guy Who Looks Exactly Like His Dad
Ever since he was really young, this guy kept being told that he looked exactly like his dad. Unfortunately, he didn’t remember much, since he lost him at the young age of four.
But his father’s unique genetic traits stayed strong, and to everyone’s surprise, he just kept looking more and more like him. In this side-to-side picture collage, it’s very easy to see that the resemblance is uncanny.
When The Genes Are Simply Too Dominant
We’ve all heard and probably seen families where one parent's genes are extremely strong. This family is probably the perfect example of this. Just after one look, there is absolutely no doubt that these girls are sisters.
Their mom’s red hair genes prevailed, and we can only imagine how they will continue being dominant in the generations to come.
A Little Boy Who Met A Cat That Looked Like Him
Some stories out there just warm our hearts, and this little boy’s story is definitely on that list. 7-year-old Madden lived in Oklahoma with his family from a young age, and sadly, he always struggled with the unique color of his eyes and his cleft lip.
But one day, he got to meet his doppelgänger cat and he couldn’t be more ecstatic about it! What are the odds?
Dimples On The Forehead Through Generations
Now here’s a unique genetic trait that you wouldn't necessarily expect. While the little girl is still a baby, it is impossible to ignore how much she looks like her dad already. And what’s even cooler?
From a young age, her dad had a dimple on his forehead, a feature he would often joke about. In the end, his daughter was born with the exact same trait.
A Newborn Baby And A Mother With The Exact Same Birthmark
After giving birth to her daughter, no one in the room could believe how similar the little girl was to her mother already. And the coolest thing was that she was born with the exact same birthmark that her mother had on her hair.
They both have a single white streak at the root of their hair that shows to be extremely dominant in the family’s genes.
Mom-And-Daughter Look Alikes
You know those times that you look at two people and you try really hard to tell who is the mother and who is the daughter, and you just can’t? Then meet this mother-and-daughter duo.
The two of them literally look like twin sisters, which they probably hear on a daily basis. We wonder if the mother had her daughter at a very young age, or is it just an incredible gene pool.
This Girl Who Is Literally One In A Million
For those who do not know, Heterochromia is a condition in which a person is born with different colored eyes. But this girl’s unique condition went one step further because she was also born with red hair (there is a less than 2% chance of that happening to anyone), on top of having one green and one blue eye.
In her sister’s words, she is a “genetic masterpiece.” We couldn't agree more!
This Daughter Who Was Born With The Same Sized Finger As Her Dad
Okay, so this might not sound so impressive when you read it at first. You might ask, “So what if she was born with the same sized finger?” The thing is though, that her dad had an accident when he was 10, which resulted in his index finger being cut off.
Years later, his daughter was born with an index finger that was the same size as her dad’s cut finger. Genetics can be weird sometimes.
An Ear With An Extra Hole
For years, this guy was aware of the fact that he had an extra hole in his ear, but he never put too much thought into it. One day though, he decided to ask someone to take a picture of it so that he could take a better look.
And when he did he was incredibly surprised! The hole is tiny, and it doesn’t seem like it affects much of his day-to-day life, but it’s definitely a unique genetic trait.
This Person Who Was Born With Both Brown And Blonde Hair
Now, we’ve seen people with different colored eyes, but have you ever heard about a person who was born with different-colored hair? Well, this person exists and it looks incredibly unique!
Just imagine her parents' surprise when they realized that their daughter’s hair was completely blonde on one side, and the other side was fully brown? Clearly, she’s rocking it though!
These Twins Who Born To Biracial Parents
If you’re an avid internet reader, you have probably seen the picture of twins Lucy and Maria Aylmer before. The two of them made it to the news when their unique genetic traits took people completely by surprise.
The twins were born to biracial parents, and while one of them took one parent’s side of the family, the other twin took the other side. We’re pretty sure that people have a hard time believing that the two girls are indeed twins, born from the same mother and father at the very same time.
This Woman Was Born With Syndactyly Connected Toes
At first glance, you might not instantly understand what you’re looking at. The tattoo looks pretty cool, but it has an even cooler story behind it. Apparently, this woman was born with a condition called syndactyly, which basically means that her toes are joined together.
Obviously, she wasn’t only born with connected toes, but also with the best sense of humor because her tattoo couldn’t fit the situation more perfectly.
Jim Carrey, Is That You?
Brace yourselves because this one is certainly one of the most unique things we’ve ever seen. And if you thought that you knew flexible people, then just take a look at this guy’s flexibility abilities.
His neck was so stretchy that he was literally able to suck on it without using his hands at all. His ability just proves how nature can be incredibly cool and unpredictable with some people out there.
This Mom Who Passes As Her Her Daughter’s Sister
Once again, we get to see a wonderful mom-and-daughter duo with some of the strongest genes out there. Everywhere they go, people often fail to point out who in the duo is the mother and who is the daughter - in fact, they are often mistaken for twin sisters.
And yet, the picture here is of 20-year-old daughter Aissaule Yessentayeva (on the left) and her 43-year-old mom Bayan.
Jessica Alba Looks Exactly Like Her Grandmother
Here's another case of an extraordinary case of genetics. It's simply mind-blowing how much Jessica Alba looks like her grandmother, Cathy Alba, who was also an actress back in the day.
Jessica Alba is known for her endless talent, character, and of course, for being one of the most stunning actresses in Hollywood. Well, now we know where all of those amazing genes came from.
Siblings Who Inherited The Genes From Opposite Side
Yet another case of siblings who look like they belong in two totally different families. In this case, the boys’ dad is Irish and the mom is Italian, and they couldn’t have been born more different.
While one got the traits of the family’s Italian side, the other boy couldn’t look more Irish. Needless to say that thanks to their opposing genes, when the two of them walk around together no one really thinks they are brothers.
A Girl Who Is her Mom’s Other Half
There are people who look like their parents, and then there are people who are born with the exact same face as their parents, and this girl is on that short and unique list.
She not only has the exact same eyes, hair, and smile, but something about the symmetry in her face is also exactly the same as her mother. After putting the two halves of their faces together, it's pretty clear to see that they are nearly identical.
This Person Who Was Born With No Nose Cartilage
We all have some sort of unique quality and ability, and this guy's thing is that he has no cartilage in his nose. At first glance, no one would ever think that this is his thing.
Yet, once he presses his finger on top of his nose, he is instantly able to show that he was born with a very special feature. We can only imagine how stunned people get every time he uses the little trick to show his uniqueness.
Can you Tell Who Is The Mom And Who Is The Daughter?
There must be something really heartwarming about knowing that your daughters look exactly like you. And for these two sisters, it must be incredible to look like their mom, who certainly has some impressive youthful genes.
In fact, this photo went viral a while ago because people could simply not tell who in the picture is the mother and who are the daughters.
The Resemblance Between This Father And Son Is Uncanny
Now, we’ve seen a few mother-and-daughter lookalikes in this article, but how about this unique father-and-son duo? They both enlisted at the age of 19 and took a really similar photo.
The young man is simply the spitting image of his father - every feature in his face seems to be exactly the same. And clearly, his looks weren’t the only thing he inherited from him, since he also decided to serve his country.
Two Daughters And Their Mom - Who Is Who?
Here’s another photo that went viral for obvious reasons, since literally no one out there could guess who in this photo is the mother. But what’s even more surprising, is the real ages of the women in the photo.
On the left side, we can see Sharon, the 36-year-old sister, in the middle is her mother, who is 63-year-old, and on the left, blogger Lure Hsu, who is the other sister and is 41-years-old.
Man With Freckles On Half Of His Face
Many people have freckles on their faces, so in theory, that makes having freckles not such an unusual thing out there. But this guy's freckles look very different from other people's.
While most people have freckles on both sides of their face, this guy was born with freckles covering only one half of his face, and we absolutely love it!
Celebrity Mom And Daughter Lookalikes
We have to admit that Reese Witherspoon and her daughter, Ava, couldn’t look more alike. The actress is often pictured with her daughter on social media, and every single time, people simply do not know how to react to their resemblance.
A few years ago, we’re pretty sure that her daughter would be able to be her stunt double, and that viewers wouldn’t even suspect that they weren’t looking at the same person.
This Guy Who Was Born With Werewolf Syndrome
Most of us have never heard of a condition called hypertrichosis, but apparently, there are more than a few people rocking it out there. The condition basically stands for something like a “werewolf syndrome,” in which a person has excess hair only in specific body parts.
So it’s not being hairy, it’s being really hairy in certain parts of one’s body. Apparently, the condition is extremely rare.
In Love With The Same Hobby
Here’s another young man who decided to follow in his father’s footsteps in every sense of the word. In addition to looking like his dad from a very young age, he also inherited his passion for flying.
So the dad decided to implant the hobby in his son since he was a young boy. He taught him to fly, and after 20 years, they continue to spend lots of quality time together while on air.
The Swedish Fitness Model Who Inherited Her Mother’s Genes
Every single one of us inherits at least one thing from our parents. While some of these things may be physical, others are found in our characters. This girl clearly inherited her mom’s genes, because her hair and her body could not look more similar to her mother’s.
The fitness model stunned her followers when she posted this picture alongside her mother since no one expected them to be so uniquely similar.
This Guy Who Did Not Inherit his Father’s Genes
While we’ve seen a bunch of people on this list who have inherited their parents’ unique genes, some people get the polar opposite. Like this guy for example. We’re pretty sure that when he’s walking around shopping alongside his dad, not many people realize that they are father and son.
Apparently, the DNA situation was a huge curveball in this one, and he ended up growing into the polar opposite of his dad.
These Two Friends Who Were Born With Opposite Birthmarks
Birthmarks are some of the things that make us unique. Just imagine the surprise when these two friends realized that they have almost the same birthmark, but the mark looks really different in color.
The marks are located in the same part of their arms, but while one is darker than one of their skin colors, the other one is lighter. Their friendship was certainly meant to be.
This Daughter Who Followed Her Dad’s Footsteps
As we said, some people inherit their parents' physical traits, but some people couldn’t be more similar to their parents when it comes to their character. After dedicating more than 40 years of his life to law enforcement, this dad was lucky and proud to witness his daughter graduating from the police academy.
You can just see the pride in his eyes after his daughter decided to create this family tradition.
This Guy Who Reproduced His Grandfather's Photo In The Most Symbolic Way
For the longest time, this guy had an incredible amount of love and respect for his grandfather, and the fact that he looked exactly like him certainly helped. So when he was just about to turn twenty, he decided to do a really symbolic thing.
He took a moment to recreate his grandfather’s photo from when he was his age, studying at Hitotsubashi University.
Two Ginger Sisters Who Look Like Twins
We are guessing that whenever they go out together, these two twin sisters get many stares. Sure, they are absolutely stunning, but their unique genetic traits are something out of this world. They are twins and they both have red hair, which makes the genetic probability super rare.
And while there are more and more twins being born in the world, being born with red hair has become increasingly rare, with the probability standing at less than 2%.
Mother And Daughter Three Decades Apart
When we go through our family’s albums, it can be pretty scary to see just how strong the genes in the family may be. To this family’s surprise, this woman gave birth to a daughter who looked like a carbon copy of her.
They looked so similar that when they decided to recreate the mother’s photo of when she was 4-years-old, many people would simply be unable to distinguish who was who.
Twins Who Married Twins And Had Their Own Twins
Have you ever wondered what would happen if a pair of twins would marry another pair of twins? Well, this wonderful family shows us exactly what the result would be in this picture.
After these two sisters married two twin brothers, they got pregnant almost at the same time and ended up giving birth to a pair of twins each. We won’t be surprised if they look exactly like their moms and dads when they grow up.
This Mother And Daughter Who Looked The Same At 25
Like other youth on this list, this girl grew up hearing that she looked exactly like her mother. So, when she turned 25, she decided to recreate a photo of her mom had taken when she was 25 herself.
She wore the same color of clothes, similar-looking glasses, and that was it—it was like she had traveled back in time.
This Person Can’t Bend Their Right Thumb
There are tons of unknown conditions out there, and while some of them are more noticeable than others, that doesn’t mean that all of them aren’t unique.
For instance, this woman was born with the inability to bend her right thumb, while the other hand’s thumb moves freely. She has clearly embraced this genetic trait and we would say that she’s totally rocking it.
A Baby Who Born With White Hair
This baby was born with a few rare traits that we have to unpack. To everyone’s surprise, he was born with white hair, which is definitely not the color of either of his parents. And more than that, he was born with a full head of hair which is also pretty rare.
Literally no one in the room would believe that the kid had been born with a full poof of white hair, looking like a teeny tiny grandfather.
A Very Interesting Way Of Bending Knees
This person couldn't help but share how their coworker's knees bend, because the site is certainly unusual. The guy was apparently born with very unique joints that allow him to bend his knees in ways that most people simply can’t.
He has embraced the trait so much that he spends quite a bit of time freaking out his coworkers every now and then, and we can’t blame him.
This Person And Her Dog Look The Same
It’s pretty common to see people looking like their dogs. The theory is that many people are drawn to dogs who look like them, or that with time, dogs and their owners end up just looking the same.
But what are the chances that a person would be able to find a dog with the same shade of different colored eyes?
A Toddler Who Was Born With Uncombable Hair Syndrome
Now, this might be the first time that many of us hear about this syndrome, but apparently, it exists and this toddler is totally owning it. The syndrome is usually accompanied by frizzy and dry hair that is impossible to comb down.
People mostly develop the condition when they are extremely young, and there aren’t many people diagnosed out there. Only some 100 case studies had been recorded by the year 2016.
Baby With Elf Ears
Yes, folks, this is real. This woman actually did give birth to a tiny baby with elf years, and it might have taken them a few minutes to realize it. The gene is extremely rare, but it has been recorded in several places around the world.
We honestly think that this is quite an adorable look, and know for a fact that some people would pay good money to achieve it.
Mom And Daughter At 18 Months Old
This person also couldn’t help but share these photos of her sister at the age of 18 months, and her mother at the same age.
While the picture wasn’t purposely recreated like some of the side-to-side photos on this list, no one in the family could handle how similar the mother and daughter looked when they were little. Coincidently, they also had the same expression on their faces, which made things even more bizarre.
Mom And Daughter Twinsies
After a few minutes of staring at this picture, it is still so hard to tell who is the daughter and who is the mother. We’re looking at another case of really impressive genes passed on by this mother, who looks exactly like her daughter and vice versa.
The 15-year-old girl, Katelyn, shared this photo with her mom Kristine on the right side, and everyone just had to agree that they are carbon copies of each other.
These Two Sisters Who Convince People They Are Twins
If these two girls walked up to us, we would totally believe that they are twins. They literally look like the exact same person, even though they are 18 months apart (which isn’t much anyway).
Either way, the DNA game was definitely strong in this one, because their mother gave birth to the exact same face, only a year and a half apart from each other.
A Person Who Has The Ability To Grab Items Backward
You might need a second to understand this one, so take your time. While the other flexible person on this list was able to bend their knees to the opposite side, this person is able to bend their hand backward.
The unique ability certainly does make the person stand out, and we can only imagine the constant requests for them to show off the cool and unusual skill.
This Girl Looks Like Her Grandmother
So a person might not look like their parents, but they might look exactly like one of their grandparents and this is proof. At 2-years-old, this little girl’s parents could simply not ignore the fact that she looked like her wonderful grandmother.
So they decided to take a photo and put it side-by-side with the grandmother’s photo at the same age, and of course, no one could tell them apart.
This Person Inherited A Thumb From Each Parent
Seriously, what are the chances that a person would inherit a thumb from each parent? Inheriting the facial traits we get, body type, hair, etc. But the same thumb? That is just incredible.
This person’s brother-in-law clearly embraced his unique trait and is proud to show his 50-50 mix of both sides of the family. Sometimes, DNA just does its wonders, ending up in results like this.
Father And Son At The Same Age
Yet again, we are shown that genetics are powerful and can run down generation after generation. Just like his counterparts on this list, this guy was basically born with the exact same face as his dad.
He has the same mischievous smile as his dad, so it must feel like looking in the mirror when they look at each other. Obviously, they just had to recreate a photo of when they were both at the same age.
A Girl With Unique Heritage
Just by taking one look at this young woman, it would probably be really hard to distinguish her heritage. Thankfully, she decided to not only share her ethnicity but also her talents with her social media friends.
She was born to a Scottish and a Japanese parent and fully embraced both cultures in her way of being, and in her passion for sewing.
A Pair Of Twins Recreates Photo Holding Another Pair Of Twins After 30 Years
There is something so pure about recreating photos we took decades ago. And we’re so glad this family did so because the photo recreation looks incredible.
Being twins definitely runs in the family, so when a new pair of twins joined these two brothers were ecstatic. They took the photo (above) and then waited 30 years to take the exact same photo with the babies all grown up.
A Girl And Her Great Grandmother
After 80 years, this girl decided to recreate her great-grandmother’s photo and it could not be more remarkable how alike they look. While she never got to meet her, she heard several times from family members that the resemblance was uncanny.
And it was true. From little details such as the wavy brunette style and the pouty lips, the woman certainly did inherit her great grandmother’s strong DNA.
Family Mistakens Daughter For Doppelgänger
Many of us wonder if we have a doppelgänger somewhere out there, and unfortunately, most of us will never really know. But these girls got the rare chance of meeting each other and looking at a complete stranger that basically had the same face as them.
The girls are so similar, that one family member actually mistook the other one for their own, which resulted in this photo.
This Guy Was Born With No Nipples
There are all kinds of unique traits out there, and while some of them mean having something extra, others result in something similar to this guy. Apparently, he was born with no nipples, and his classmates clearly noticed it.
So when he was in the middle of a concert with his band, someone snapped this photo and couldn’t help but share the unique genetic trait with their social media friends.
Granddaughter And Grandmother Lookalikes
It must be really interesting to hear constantly from family members that one looks exactly like another person in the family. That was the case of this woman, who decided to celebrate the uncanny resemblance to her grandma.
She posted a side-by-side picture of both of them and said: “My Mummo (Grandmother) on the left, around age 20, and me on the right at age 27.” That's genetics for you!
Albinism Throughout Three Generations
This family from India surely is unique in the sense that for three generations, they have been sharing the gene of Albinism as consistently as it gets. While at home they all look incredibly similar, when they go out as a family, they probably really stand out due to their unique characteristics.
The condition is actually pretty rare, as only about 1 in 17,000 people are born with it.
Italian And Irish Sisters
The uniqueness is so real in these sisters that they even made it to this list twice! These two sisters couldn’t look more different with their unique DNA, and the world simply continues to be stunned by their traits.
Most people who look at the two girls together would probably not guess that they are sisters, since one of them looks like their Italian parent, and the other one looks like the Irish parent.
This Guy Found His Doppelgänger After Googling His Name
What are the chances that once you google your name, you find your own doppelgänger from 70 years ago? And even more incredible, is that you end up having the same exact name? This guy simply couldn't believe it when he saw it.
It was either fate or time travel, but something definitely happened to result in these two men looking exactly the same.
When You Run Into Your Clone While Shopping
Jokes aside, it is something out of this world that this girl was just on a shopping trip when she bumped into someone who looked exactly like her.
The two of them looked at each other and simply couldn't stop staring at the resemblance. They shared not just the same face, but their body type looked similar too. Of course, they just had to snap a photo next to each other.
Another Pair Of Doppelgängers
It seems like this actually happens to people and that it might just happen to us when we least expect it. But these girls not only found their doppelgängers, but they also realized that coincidently, they had a mountain tattoo on the same spot.
These two girls felt like they were meeting their soulmate, because the coincidence was just too good.
Two Twinsies Who Randomly Sat Together
Okay, so if you thought that the previous one was incredible, just take a look at this story. These two guys were just on a usual airplane ride when they realized that the person sitting next to them looked exactly like them.
The same beard, the same smile, the same hair color, and even the same energy! It’s not surprising that they became really good friends after the encounter!