We all have our little quirks... some are more astounding than others. While most humans tend to have commonly shared features like 12 pairs of ribs, or eyes that are typically brown, green, or blue, sometimes features diverge a bit more uniquely. Much like all species on this planet, it is not impossible to encounter variations that simply blow our minds. 

In a recent Reddit post that discussed weird body features, Redditors shared some of their most striking peculiarities. As each commenter shared their individualoftentimes confoundinganomalies, a shared community began to build and others helped to offer a bit of insight on the possible 'why' and 'how' their quirks may exist. Some (possible) explanations were given, while some still remained a mystery.

More info: Reddit


#1

My Hearing Is Insane

My Hearing Is Insane Insane hearing. I can tell when a car starts a block down the road. When the army base is doing artillary drills 30 miles away. When there's a mouse running through the kitchen. When a squirrel is running through the driveway and crunching leaves.

It makes sleeping a bit difficult. But going to a casino is like a freaking acid trip.

Dangercakes13 , c0ldgirl Report

Deborah Harris
Community Member
1 month ago

Same and I avoid loud places for that reason bless x

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#2

I Have Acid Tears

I Have Acid Tears Because of a blood disorder I have extremely acidic tears.
My face swells, burns, and I get hives or an allergic reaction.

A couple tears is annoying. Serious crying will eat away at my contacts, I’ll have to use cold compresses, and take antihistamines

bitchybarbie82 , Karolina Grabowska Report

Emerald Ocean
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh my gosh! That must be super tough!

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#3

I Have Two Different Ears

I Have Two Different Ears I have two different ears. One is wide enough for ear buds, the other isn't. My twin brother has the mismatch on the opposite side.

jrbr549 , Lena Report

Aunty Fairy
Community Member
1 month ago

Fascinating

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#4

I Can't Feel Any Temperature

I Can't Feel Any Temperature Ever since my brain surgery to remove a tumor I can't feel any temperature

thefriendlychef1991 , Dave Matos Report

Benita Valdez
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh wow. That can be dangerous. What about surface temperatures? Like a hot pan; can you feel that?

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#5

I Have An Eye Mole!

I Have An Eye Mole! I have a body mole in my eye, like inside of it and near the pupil

Legacy_of_Zero , Legacy_of_Zero (the actual photo) Report

Emerald Ocean
Community Member
1 month ago

That’s insane!

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#6

I'm Allergic To Water

I'm Allergic To Water I have Aquagenic urticaria (water allergy)

Nicky_tro , peapod labs Report

Emerald Ocean
Community Member
1 month ago

That must be super hard to live with!

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#7

I Have Selective Alopecia

I Have Selective Alopecia I have alopecia but it doesn’t affect my head at all, have a full head of hair at almost 50…but my legs are bald as a baby’s a*s and I’m a dude.

Sukkit74 , Richard Masoner / Cyclelicious Report

Audacious_1
Community Member
1 month ago

This is the envy of every woman…

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#8

Q-Tips Make Me Cough

Q-Tips Make Me Cough I have Arnold's cough reflex. Anytime I stick a q tip in my left ear it triggers my gag reflex. Supposedly it only affects 2% of people

Edit: maybe I shouldn't have used the term gag reflex as I've never thrown up from it. Rather a very aggressive cough like I'm trying to hack something up uncontrollably. Sorry for any confusion. My fiance always thinks it sounds like I'm throwing up that's why I went straight to gag reflex.

hearts_unknown_ , Katy Warner Report

eed_thelast_haw
Community Member
1 month ago

This is a thing??? I thought I was just weird! Wow!

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#9

I Have Rare Symmetrical Eyes

 I Have Rare Symmetrical Eyes My eyes are symmetrical to the thousandth of an inch. My optometrist said it was rare. Everyone varies a little bit.

While it’s tough to get perfect head rotation towards the camera, I hope being off a pixel or two is good enough.

psgrue , psgrue (the actual photo) Report

Emerald Ocean
Community Member
1 month ago

That’s so cool!

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#10

I See Dots All The Time

I See Dots All The Time I have visual snow, it sucks. Basically I see a bunch of dots all time.

arcashark38 , Paul Kehrer Report

foofoofloofy
Community Member
1 month ago

Me too. Sometimes I see other things, like lines and stuff.

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#11

I Have A Butt Shaped Uvula

 I Have A Butt Shaped Uvula I have a bifurcated uvula. That teardrop thing in the back of your throat? Mine is shaped like a butt.

cookiesndwichmonster , MasterHE Report

EpicWolfandSparrow
Community Member
1 month ago

🤭 My inner child is dying of laughter

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#12

I Have A Concaved Chest

 I Have A Concaved Chest My sternum is concaved, so there's essentially a divet right between my breasts (I'm a guy)

EDIT: sure have learned quite a bit from this thread. I get asked my name a lot, it is Ian from Nebraska.

Apparently it's has an actual medical term (Pectus Excavatum) which is most definitely not a spell out of Harry Potter and way more common than I realized. It even has it's own subreddit (r/pectusexcavatum)
There's an opposite condition where the chest convexes outwards (Pectus Carinatum). If the 2 hug, they fuse into one superbeing.
There are surgeries to repair them but hurt like hell and have a long recovery time. Only recommended if it is a problem in your daily life.

Common uses include cereal bowl (not that I have done it), cell phone holder, candy dish, cuddle spot.

Wuropp , Owens Valley Desert Rat Report

Grudge-holding Treefrog
Community Member
1 month ago

I have this too! My dad has it as well. Yay genetics

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#13

I Can Wiggle My Eyelashes

 I Can Wiggle My Eyelashes I can move my eyelashes left to right!

DedicatedSkeleton , DedicatedSkeleton (screenshot from original video) Report

Raye West
Community Member
1 month ago

Who just tried to do it?

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#14

I Have Double Uteruses

I Have Double Uteruses Two uteruses and two cervixes (AKA: Uterus Didelphys)

BaronessVonNap , Hey Paul Studios Report

Aunty Fairy
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh my gosh, that sounds like a nightmare. I can barely handle one 😥

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#15

Being Hungry Makes Me Sneeze

Being Hungry Makes Me Sneeze At some point I gotta sneeze when I‘m very hungry….

PaceWinter4101 , John Seb Barber Report

nirmormor
Community Member
1 month ago

OMG ne too.. and it was really awkward for the past 2.5years when I'm hungry out in public lol

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#16

I Have Noisy Knees

 I Have Noisy Knees My knees makes a lot of noises when I'm crouching down.

My doctor tells me it's normal, but my girlfriend thinks I'm breaking a bone everytime.

ackelolzor , Fernando de Sousa Report

Emerald Ocean
Community Member
1 month ago

That would be a fun prank!

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#17

I Have Sweaty Feet...when I Don't Wear Socks

 I Have Sweaty Feet...when I Don't Wear Socks I have to wear socks at all times, otherwise my feet start sweating, which makes my hands sweat for some reason. Having sweaty feet is annoying, but sweaty hands are the worst.

stupidsexymonkfish , star athena Report

Aunty Fairy
Community Member
1 month ago

I have a friend who has severely sweaty hands and has to take treatment for it

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#18

I Have Very Large Calf Muscles

I Have Very Large Calf Muscles I have massive calf muscles. It looks like every day is leg day despite not doing weight lifting.

My dad had the same.

MaxximumB , Ruth Hartnup Report

Cubbypotato
Community Member
1 month ago

Cool! Mine are larger than average too!

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#19

I Have A Disconnected Rib

I Have A Disconnected Rib One of my ribs is not connected to my spine

all80_000_000fingers , Rick Kimpel Report

Cubbypotato
Community Member
1 month ago

Wait…..so it’s just kinda floating in there?!?!

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#20

My Ears Are Cartilage Free

My Ears Are Cartilage Free I have no cartilage in my ears. Flaps like dumbo.

Seasandshores , cosmic_jet Report

Emerald Ocean
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow! That’s super interesting!

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#21

I Have An Off Centered Belly Button

 I Have An Off Centered Belly Button My belly button is significantly off center.

oddidealstronghold , Giuliano Maiolini Report

Cubbypotato
Community Member
1 month ago

I want to see! That sounds gross and invasive.

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#22

My Muscles Causes A 'Rumbling' Sound

My Muscles Causes A 'Rumbling' Sound I can flex a muscle somewhere in my head and it will produce a buzzing/rumbling sound in my ears. I've told this to people in my social circle but no one can do it.

KiroSkr , osseous Report

Ruby
Community Member
1 month ago

Me too. I thought everyone could do it? It feels like a muscle right inside of my ear, but not part of the ear maybe? I can only hold it for like 3 or 4 seconds at a time and still hear the noise. For people this doesn't happen too, the noise is just like being on a plane that just landed and is slowing down, but a bit quieter.

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#23

I Have Bendy Fingers

I Have Bendy Fingers My fingers can bend backwards & i have a weak muscle in my eye which is when I create suction in my mouth my eyelid goes up fsr

EDIT: Eye thing is called Marcus Gunn phenomenon :)

DOUBLE EDIT: I don't have hyper mobility or anything like that, I'm just built different so my fingees go backwards in a u shape

TRIPLE EDIT: ok i do not have EDS or whatever i just have bendy fingers damn

KTtheBread , Joe Loong Report

Emerald Ocean
Community Member
1 month ago

The bendy fingers must be fun to prank people with!

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#24

I Have More Than Two Nips

 I Have More Than Two Nips I have 4 nipples

Maddie3513 , pxhere. Report

Nathaniel
Community Member
1 month ago

Ed Gein had more than 4 nipples.

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#25

I Have Grey Eyes, Heavy Bones, And Can't Swim

I Have Grey Eyes, Heavy Bones, And Can't Swim Really, really high bone density. X-ray images look like cartoon skeletons. No one can tell me exact what’s going on.

I have grey eyes. No color. Like a black and white eye.

I also have, if I understood the cardiologist correctly, 20 pacemaker nodes? Which … could be good? Or bad? The doctor didn’t offer an opinion one way or the other.

Edit: this is popular. To FAQ here:

Eye color from a little while ago: https://imgur.com/a/T1XvSM0

Grey to Grey-green to blue. To me, in the mirror in my bathroom, they just look grey. But that could be just the way I see them. AFAIK I’m not colorblind. (I pass the tests).

Swimming: I can swim. I cannot float - not even when I hold my breath.

I don’t have any x-ray pics - and hopefully I won’t have the occasion to get any anytime soon. But in the off chance that I do, I’ll post it.

The Game is going to flag me for talking about my bones - and I’m going to break everything, all at once.

Update 2: a few of y’all have mentioned Wolff-Parkinson-White and after reading up on it a little, given that I had some premature ventricular contractions in my late teens, (much older now) and my heart rate has always been a little higher than average, regardless of how fit I was - it never seemed to go up or down much - I’m going to go get checked out. Better safe than sorry.

kickasstimus , Safety Cap Report

Emerald Ocean
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow! The no floating part must be really hard! But since you have high bone density does that mean they don’t break as easily?

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#26

I Had Teenage Arthritis And A Huge Butt

I Had Teenage Arthritis And A Huge Butt I developed arthritis at 16 years old, also I have a massive a*s for a dude. Double cheeked up.

Baazify , Oleg Sidorenko Report

Emerald Ocean
Community Member
1 month ago

So we’re you the guy in the funny viral video on the stretcher?

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#27

My Ears Don't Match!

My Ears Don't Match! My ears are asymmetrical, and I didn’t realize it until my late teens, after which it caused me great angst.

CountVonSchilke , Erauj Batista Report

Jen Vee
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

My husband has a similar thing. One ear has extra cartilage and sticks out and the other is smaller and flatter. I like to push on the one with extra cartilage to make it go "pop pop" lol

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#28

I Have An Eerily Low Heart Rate

I Have An Eerily Low Heart Rate I have ultra low heart rate. It was in the 50s anyway, but with some endurance training its in the 30s now.

Ive been multiple tested by cardios, 24h holter, all good no pauses or irregularities im good to go. When im in good shape im at 35-36bpm while awake, and down to 30 during sleep.

Maybe if i get in a good shape again, i ll ask for a new holter to see if i break 30bpm during sleep and touch 29 or so.

Some More info:
I don't take any meds that affect my HR. I have a very mild Hypertension that is controlled with (ARBs). Not beta blockers. This is the only med i'm taking. This hasn't affected my HR in any way. My HR was already ultra low before starting the meds.
In fact now in the summer, I'm completely stopped the meds because BP drops naturally.


I don't have any other health condition (appart from orthopedic injuries). I'm 41m and as far as i can remember my HR is as described.

I am mainly a runner but i also swim as secondary or recovery. I do some strength training now and then. I'm not super good runner, just a 40:00 at 10k, but with very little training and i'm always battling with orthopedic injuries.

My max HR is around 175, i always use a HR strap when running (it measures electric signals), i dont trust the wrist optical HR monitors, they are not very accurate.

Needless to say i have never ever taken any other substance-drugs-steroids-hormones etc.

BruceDeorum , osseous Report

Emerald Ocean
Community Member
1 month ago

That’s crazy! Must be fun to freak out doctors lol!

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#29

My Arm Span Is 7 Feet

My Arm Span Is 7 Feet I’m 6’6”, but I have a 7-foot arm span.

RifleShower , Clara S. Report

Emerald Ocean
Community Member
1 month ago

*sigh* a short person can only dream….

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#30

My Eye Color Is...grey

My Eye Color Is...grey I have grey eyes and a fused tooth

BoohooBandit , littlefishyjes Report

Emerald Ocean
Community Member
1 month ago

What’s a fused tooth?

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#31

My Armpit Hair Doesn't Match The Rest On My Body

All my hair on my body is brown except in my armpits, it's blonde.

Schlappydog Report

Terry Tobias
Community Member
1 month ago

My father had dark blonde hair but when he grew a beard it came in red. My aunt said we have some redheaded ancestors.

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#32

I Have Extra Toenails

I've got ten toes but 12 toenails.

Zottel_jenkins Report

Juliet Ware
Community Member
1 month ago

Photo please . Where are the extra toe nails?

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#33

I Have A Heat Allergy

I’m basically allergic to heat (urticaria)

I can kind of „dislocate“ my thumbs without touching them.
Idk how to explain it any better

Edit: It’s crazy how many of you can relate to the urticaria, I’ve never met someone who has it as well. If you asked me a question and I didn’t reply feel free to shoot me a dm, especially if you asked about medication or think you might have it too

JanB587 Report

Emerald Ocean
Community Member
1 month ago

How does the heat allergy work?!

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#34

My Hands Are Really Small

My Hands Are Really Small I have pretty small hands compared to my body

Existing-As-A-Woman , Mai Rodriguez Report

Ines Olabarria-Smith
Community Member
1 month ago

A friend of mine too. It looks like a child’s hand. First time I noticed was when she put one of her hands close to her face. It seemed someone else’s. It was a bit creepy.

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#35

My Rib Cage Isn't Quite Centered

My Rib Cage Isn't Quite Centered I have an asymmetrical ribcage

DrChefAstronaut , Rega Photography Report

Audra Sisler
Community Member
1 month ago

Mentioned in earlier post but my rib cage is uneven. Left side grew normal but right side did not. It's so hard to explain. Hate it

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#36

My Left Eyelid Raises When I Open My Mouth

My Left Eyelid Raises When I Open My Mouth I can dislocate my thumb for ez and when I open my mouth my left eye lid goes up, because the nerve of the lid is connected to the nerve to my chin.
That´s why I wouldnt go for a dinner on the first date xD

IIITysonIII , Aaron Thompson Report

Pterodactyl in Disguise
Community Member
1 month ago

Who just tried this?

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#37

I Have A Weird Beating Heart

I Have A Weird Beating Heart I have a rare heart disease, it's called Wolff Parkinson white, and so when i am attached to a heart monitor my heart rate is different then everyone else - it beats weird

kodythehoedy , Eli Christman Report

Emerald Ocean
Community Member
1 month ago

Huh. that’s cool!

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#38

My Kneecap Is A Two-Parter

My Kneecap Is A Two-Parter my kneecap is in 2 parts.

jackass___ , Becky Stern Report

Cubbypotato
Community Member
1 month ago

Is that your knees? Did you have surgery? Are you ok?

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#39

Genetics Gave Me Large Calves

I have naturally huge trap and calf muscles. I didnt think much of them until college and then dudes started asking me for tips. Specifically my calves because well you can see them when I wear shorts. I just had to say genetics when asked.

Dr_Edge_ATX Report

Caitlin M. Maguire
Community Member
1 month ago

I have a scar behind my eye. I wanted to contribute. It's weird.

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