There are 7.53 billion people in the world today, and every single one of them was born as a unique individual. And while every person truly is special, there are certain people out there who were made just a bit different than others. Whether a person is born with two extra fingers, or their eyes are two different colors, they’re made this way because of their genetic makeup.Known as being “double jointed,” people with this condition can bend their joints beyond the normal range. This hypermobility allows them to do some pretty crazy things, like grab objects using the backside of their hands!
Poliosis is a genetic condition where a hairy part of the body loses its melanin. This mother must have been shocked when she gave birth to a child that was lacking melanin on the same exact spot on her hair as her!
Wouldn’t it be nice to give someone the finger four times at once? This person with polydactyly has that ability thanks to his extra middle fingers.
Macrodactyly is a rare condition where an individual will have one or more fingers or toes that are actually much larger than their other ones. This person just so happens to have a pinky finger that is much larger than the rest of his fingers!
Some people develop one or two freckles throughout their lives, and others become covered by them. This person, on the other hand, was born with a very unique birthmark that caused him to only have half of his face covered in freckles.
If you see someone with eyes like this, don’t become afraid because it seems like sorcery. Because, in actuality, this person was born with sectoral heterochromia, which is caused by an excess or lack of melanin in the eye.
It may look like this person has tentacles growing under their tongue, but it’s actually a condition called Plica Fimbriata. The folds along the bottom of the tongue develop skin tags, but don’t worry, they’re harmless unless they get stuck in their teeth.
These may look like a normal set of hands, but there’s one major difference between the two. This person was born with a trigger finger, which is a condition that causes the tendons to become too swollen, leading the person to not be able to bend their thumb.
This man may look like a wizard, but he actually has a rare genetic condition called Waardenburg Syndrome. He is deaf in one ear with white hair and different colored eyes!
This person was born with a genetic condition known as Symbrachydactyly. This condition causes babies to be born with an underdeveloped hand which leads them to have small, or in the case of this person below, missing fingers.
You might have noticed before that most people aren’t able to squish their nose completely down. This boy was born with a depressed nasal cavity, which not only means that he’s able to perform this trick, but he has never had a nosebleed!
This may look like it’s been Photoshopped, but it’s most certainly 100% real! This person was born has a condition called ulnar dimelia or mirror hand, which is a congenital deformity where the thumb is absent, the ulna is duplicated, and there are seven or eight fingers in the hand.
Human hair grows in a variety in different ways, which can cause an incredible number of cool hairstyles. This person was born with two hair whorls that swirl in opposite directions, causing him to have a pretty cool natural mohawk.
10% of all babies are born with a genetic malformation on their hands! For example, this person with ectrodactyly was caused by the middle part of the hand not developing properly in utero.
Plenty of people in the world are born with some sort of unique birthmark. Some people have large patches that cover their face, and some people are born with numbers on the side of their head, like this baby who has a very distinct number two on his head.
This may look like a trick, but this person really does have a scar right on their eyeball. Also known as a macular pucker, this person has scar tissue that formed in their eye’s macula before they were born.
One morning, this person woke up to find that half of their eyelashes had turned white! Apparently, they had developed vitiligo, which is caused by an area of the body losing its pigment because of a weakened immune system in that area.
Syndactyl is a genetic condition that causes people to have webbed toes on their feet. Apparently, it affects 1 in 2500 people, but this person found someone just like her when her brother got married, which led them to get matching tattoos.
Do you notice something a bit strange about this person’s hand? Like, there’s no thumb on it? Well, this person was born with a triphalangeal thumb, so he has three phalanges instead of only two.
Anonychia congenita is a genetic condition that affects the growth of a baby’s fingernails. This person, who was born missing one fingernail, has a great sense of humor about their genetic abnormality.
No, you’re not looking at Spock’s grandson, although this condition is sometimes referred to as Spock’s ear. This child actually has a condition known as Stahl’s ear, characterized by the pointy ear shape and an extra cartilage fold.
These people found their perfect match right in their workplace! While one of them had six toes on their left foot, the co-worker had four toes on their right foot!
Baby Ryder was born with polydactyly. He has 12 fingers and 12 toes. He may have more toes than others, but that might just be the cutest baby foot the world has ever seen.
This person has been waiting for this moment their entire life! Having been born with amniotic band syndrome, which is when strands of the amniotic sac separate and entangle fingers, limbs, or other parts of the fetus, they do everything with their thumb and finger.
This person got one thumb from their mother and one thumb from their father. The shortened thumbnail is called Brachydactyly type D or clubbed thumb.