Superheroes are born out of adversity, with unique traits that make them stand out of a crowd, well whether or not you’ve seen them there are real-life superheroes that walk among us every day – don’t believe us? just check out the list below. Everyone’s parents probably told them they are special snowflakes at one point or another and that they are not like anyone else on the planet, which is true, but some people out there are even more extraordinary.
Apegeo has curated a list of people with rare physical traits that might make you do a double take. From extra or missing digits to unique hair colorings and birthmarks these people are walking anomalies, scroll down below to check it out and don’t forget to upvote your favs!
#1 My Friends Newborn Baby Was Born With The Same Birthmark In Her Hair As Her Mother
Most of us have a birthmark somewhere on our skin, but this mom and daughter share one on their head. The condition is called Poliosis and results in the absence of melanin on any hairy part of the body. This unique birthmark can be inherited, or be caused by an autoimmune destruction of the pigment cells at the base of the hair.
#2 My Friend’s Iris Is Split In Half
Those are some pretty colored contacts right? Nope, this person has heterochromia iridis, a genetic variation that manifests in multicolored eyes. The duel coloring is caused by an excess or lack of melanin resulting from genetics, disease or an injury. The perfect split you see in the image below is called sectoral heterochromia and occurs when there are two different colors in the same iris. There is a dominant color and then a splash of second one.
#3 My Dad Has 6 Fingers On Each Hand. He Uses 2 Fingers To Flip Someone Off
This man’s thumbs are there and just would not bend at the knuckle, but are fully formed and can be moved at the base of the fingers. Polydactyly runs in his family, too. Both him and his son had 12 fingers and 12 toes, although his boy had surgery when he was young.
#4 I Have Waardenburg Syndrome, Which Made Me Deaf On One Ear, Makes My Hair White And Made My Eyes Different Colors
This man’s unique colorings are due to a rare genetic condition called Waardenburg syndrome, which affects the color of your skin, hair and eyes and can sometimes cause hearing loss. The condition is linked to mutations in at least six genes which help form the cells, primarily melanocytes which help give hair, skin, and eyes pigment. It is a congenital disorder which means that it is present starting at birth. About 1 in 42,000 people are affected by Waardenburg syndrome and there is no cure but is manageable.
#5 My Brother-In-Law Got A Thumb From Each Parent
Wether we like it or not we are all a combination of the genes our parents gave us. Each gene is a blueprint for our bodies and the ones from our parents contain information that informs everything from eye color to diseases to the characteristics of our thumbs.
#6 Ulnar Dimelia Or Mirror Hand Syndrome
Ulnar dimelia is a congenital deformity where the thumb is absent, the ulna is duplicated, and there are seven or eight fingers in the hand. The condition is often referred to as “mirror hand syndrome.” It is so rare that less than 100 cases have been reported in medical literature.
#7 My GF Was Born Without A Nail On A Finger. So Due To Popular Demand, We Put Google Eyes On It
Anonychia congenita is a genetic condition that can affect the fingernails and toenails. People with this abnormality are usually missing all of their nails but in some cases (hyponychia) only some fingernails or a partial nails are missing. Those affected by anonychia congenita do not have any other health conditions as a result of their condition.
#8 I Was Born Ready For This
Born with Amniotic Band Syndrome, this person claimed they used to wrestle and since it was required that opponents shake hands before the first period, it was a great way to throw people off.
#9 I Have Only Four Fingers On My Left Hand, And Have And Index Finger Instead Of My Thumb
Symbrachydactyly is a condition where babies are born with an underdeveloped hand which causes them to have small, or in the case of the person below, missing fingers. Hand malformations are often treated with orthotics, prosthetics, physical therapy or in some cases surgery.
#10 My Son Was Born With Natural Elf Ears
Stahl’s ear (also called Spock’s ear for all the Star Trek fans out there) is an ear deformity that results in a pointy ear shape as well as an extra cartilage fold. This abnormality is the result of a misshapen cartilage and when found in the first weeks of an infant’s life ear molding is a viable treatment.