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25 Times Genes Were Obviously Pranking Us

A human flaw is our tendency to think we know everything. So when something doesn’t turn out how we expected, we’re often caught by surprise. What do we know about the genes that determine who we are and what we look like? Genes are sections or segments of DNA that are carried on the chromosomes and determine specific human characteristics, such as height or hair color. Because every person has about 25,000 different genes, the number of possible combinations is almost endless. On top of these endless possibilities, we’re also susceptible to genetic anomalies or mutations. A gene mutation is a permanent alteration in the DNA sequence that makes up a gene and differs from most people. Evolution just wouldn’t be possible without the endless possibilities our DNA offers or the mutations springing up now and again to bestow new attributes on living things. Have you had any genetic tricks played on you that really sets you apart?

1. Heterochromia is a fancy way of saying that your eyes are two different colors. Once considered strange, this unique look is now considered a stunning feature after many celebrities embraced their hybrid eyes. There are a three types of Heterochromia, the first being two completely different colored eyes, such as one blue one brown, the second is having one eye with two colors in it, almost like the eye is divided into two parts, and the third occurrence is when there is a distinctly different color around the iris, giving the eye a halo effect.

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2. Approximately 6 out of 1000 will inherit heterochromia, and only a handful of them will have it be visibly noticeable. Some people may not even notice it themselves, since their eyes can be slight variations of the same color, for example, one brown eye is lighter than the other. Kate Bosworth and Jane Seymour both have heterochromia, as well as Mila Kunis, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Robert Downey Jr.

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