As humans, we are all special in our own ways. But a small percentage of us are quirkier than the rest. Do you have a body trait that separates you from the rest? Check out these 10 really unusual traits!


15. Two Different Colored Eyes

Caused by excessive or a lack of melanin, this condition is called heterochromia iridis and only around 6 out of every 1,000 people are born with it.

Actress Mila Kunis and the late, great singer David Bowie are notable examples.    

14. Curly Hair

A funny anomaly is that people with straight hair often wish it were curly, whereas curly-haired people will often straighten it. But the latter group should take pride in their natural curls: only around 11% of the world population has it!

13. A Cleft Chin

A trait that is inherited, a dimpled chin is most common among people of European and Middle Eastern ancestry. John Travolta has a prominent cleft while Eminem’s is more subtle.


12. Double Eyelashes

This unusual body quirk is known as distichiasis and less than 5% of the population has it. Elizabeth Taylor was one such lucky individual, and it contributed to her beauty.

For most people, there are no medical complications associated with it, although a few experience irritation to the eyes. Fun bonus fact: dogs can also have double eyelashes!

11. Photic Sneeze Reflex

This unusual condition involves uncontrollable sneezing in response to bright lights. It is not well understood why it occurs, but around 18-35% of the population suffers from it. How about you? Does the sun make you sneeze?

10. Short Sleepers

A small percentage of the population possesses a gene that allows them to need far less sleep than the average person. More time for late night video games, eh? The effected gene is known as BHLHE41 and former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was one such person who had it.


9. Blue Eyes

Only around 8% of the world’s population possesses baby blues. This genetic mutation is a lot more recent than you might think. It is estimated that the first humans with blue eyes emerged between 6,000 and 10,000 years ago.

8. Super Color Vision

Most people have the ability to see around a million shades of colors, although colorblind people only see around 100,000 shades. But on the opposite end, people with a condition known as tetrachromacy can differentiate between 99 million shades of color!

7. Natural Blond Hair

You are not reading this incorrectly! While a lot of babies are born blond, for the majority their hair darkens as they grow up. As a result, it is estimated that only between 2-16% of the adult population has fair hair, which means very few of us are actually victims of those tired “dumb blond” jokes.


6. Red Hair

If there are few real blonds in this world, redheads are even a greater rarity. Less than 2% of the entire human race is blessed with red hair. Gingers of the world, rejoice!

5. Cheeky Dimples

It is natural and small indentation found in our cheek or chin. Dimples always occur in either of the two areas that are cheek or chin.

Facial expressions result in the formation of dimples in cheeks whereas chin dimples don’t depend on the facial expression, it remains as such even though we didn’t even make any facial expressions.

4. Hitchhiker’s thumb

Bending one’s thumbs backward is possible but have limited flexibility going forward. In this physiological extensibility, thumbs not only bend forwards, but they also bend backward.

In many cases, the thumb will bend ninety degrees backward. Gene “bendy thumb gene” is known for the responsible for this Hitchhiker’s thumb. It is inherited and mostly found in about 25% people all around.


3. Dimples on External Ear

A few people are born with tiny dimples or hole on their external ears.Small holes may occur in one or dimples on either one ear or on both of the ears.

In some rare conditions, infections may also occur.It has been known to appear in only a few number of people which is popularly known as preauricular sinus.

2. Wrist Tendon Missing

Tense your wrist by gathering all your fingers in one hand will show whether you have a small tendon or not. Nearly 13% of people don’t have the palmar muscle.

If your wrist doesn’t show the tendons you belong to this 13% category.If a person needs a tendon graft, we can donate the tendon is the only use of this. Although experts say that with the absence of tendons in our wrist does not cause any strength problems or any grip issues in our hands.

1. Diastema

The gap in between the front tooth is known as Diastema. Most commonly it is found in between incisors and molars.

Most commonly affected ones are children which can be removed only with the help of orthodontic treatments. Most people do not remove this flaws because they consider this as a unique factor, including film actors.