30 People Whose Unique Genetics Made Them Stand Out

What comes to your mind when you think about mutations? Laser vision? The ability to turn into a giant angry green monster? We hate to break it to you, but the reality is a little less sci-fi-esque. But that doesn’t mean certain small gene mutations and birthmarks can’t result in some cool features!

Bored Panda has compiled a list of people whose unique genetics made them stand out. From extra digits to tongue tentacles, we’re sure you’ve never seen anything like this before – check them out in the gallery below!


#1 My Friends Newborn Baby Was Born With The Same Birthmark In Her Hair As Her Mother



This unique discoloration of the hair is the result of a condition called Poliosis, that results in melanin being absent from a certain part of a person’s hair or body. These types of birthmarks can be inherited – like in the case of this mother and her newborn!


#2 I Have Tentacles Under My Tongue- Apparently Not Everyone Does?



These elongated tentacles of the tongue are called plica fimbriata and are completely harmless – although they can get stuck between your teeth!

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