“How Rare Are You?”: Woman Shares Some Of The Most Interesting Genetic Facts About Humans
Meet content creator Lexi Slaven, who is blowing minds on social media with some of the fun facts about human genetics that she’s freely sharing.
While some may be taking these genetics for granted and assuming many share them, Lexi highlights how special and unique each person is with the kind of traits and genetics that they carry.
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Raising One Eyebrow
“30% of the population can raise one eyebrow.” For those who never questioned this before, you probably have always done it and assumed it was normal. It turns out the majority of people can’t raise one eye brow at time and end up raising both at once.
One eyebrow raise usually signifies confusion, surprise, skepticism and sometimes even anger. Feeling one of these emotions might make it easier to try it.
Being Left Handed
“Only 10% of the world’s population is left-handed.” The good news though is that anyone can become left-handed if they really wanted to be. While only 10% of the population is born naturally left-handed, the fact of beingleft-handed is only 25% genetic.
That means that teaching yourself to use both hands can be hard but not impossible over time. Studies haven’t found any significant results to show that using both hands improves brain function but it’s still a neat ability to have.
Sneezing With The Sun
”20% of the population sneezes when they go outside in the sun.” Don’t worry if you’re one of them, this doesn’t mean that you’re allergic to the sun. Sun sneezing, or officially known as photic sneeze reflex is triggered when some people are exposed to bright lights.
There is no real treatment for it, but luckily once the pupil adjusts the sneezing tends to spot and everyone can enjoy the sun’s warmth and light still.
“Only 35% of people have perfect vision without glasses.” Even if you once had perfect vision, it’s not uncommon for it to deteriorate over time.
Keep in mind that there are a lot of factors today causing vision to get worse. This includes too much screen time and reading on your smartphone on computer. So, once you’re done reading this article take a break. Other factors include low water intake, poor diet, lack of sleeping, rubbing the eye too much, smoking, and not taking precautions from the sunlight.
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“14% of the population can whistle.” Whistling is harder than it seems and not everyone can do it. When someone whistles, they make a sound by forcing their breath out between their lips or their teeth.
No one is born knowing how to whistle, it’s more of a learned skill. There are many practice techniques for anyone who is struggling to figure out how to push the sound. Then there are singers like Mariah Carey who have figured out how to sing on whistle tones.
“Freckles, 5% of the population.” Freckles are extra patches of pigments under the skin. Doctors call them ephelides and they usually have to do with genes. While for some they start in childhood, others don’t start noticing them until their 20s. In some cases, freckles only come about as a result of sun exposure and sunburns when no protection is taken against UV Rays. Those with red hair and fair skin are most likely to develop them.
Freckles are often seen as a sign of beauty and individuality. They are often drawn on by some people in fashion because they tend to make a face look younger.
“Only around 25% of the population has dimples.” Many find this indentation on the cheek to be adorable. Some people have them on one cheek while others have them on both.
Some people find dimples so attractive that they get piercings or cosmetic surgery to get their appearance. They might be considered so attractivebecause they are very prominent and catch your eye whenever you look at them even if the person with dimples is not smiling.
This muscle in your wrist was apparently used by our ancestors to help them climb trees. Fast forward some generations later and some people might genetically still have it. After all the body is known to mutate and adapt to help us survive our ever-changing environments.
To check for it, put your thumb and pinky together and bend your hand. Look to see if anything pops out!
Sneezing With Eyes Open
“1% of the population can actually sneeze with their eyes open.” We dare you to go ahead and try this one. Your body will likely fight you unless you happen to be a part of that one percent. You might have heard as a kid that sneezing with your eyes open will make an eyeball pop out but scientists say the pressure released from a sneeze is very unlikely to cause such damage.
We close our eyes when we sneeze to prevent the expelled particles from entering their eyes and from the muscle contraction.
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