Our bodies are made up of, approximately, seven octillion atoms. That’s a seven followed by twenty-seven zeros. All those atoms can build and get arranged according to our DNA in a whole lot of different ways, or other things can affect them. This list has plenty of weird and uncommon things that can naturally happen to our bodies.
You might have a couple of these, you might have heard of them, or they might be so rare that only a single recorded person has ever displayed the trait. Nonetheless, read on and find out how amazing, strange, and intriguing our bodies can be.
Removing the Rings
After going back and forth in her mind for a long time, she finally decided she was ready to leave Giraffe Woman behind. She knew it was her time to discover who she truly was beyond that image. With a friend there with her for moral support, she removed all of her rings. It took a lot of time to remove them, but after five years of hiding, her neck was finally exposed.
This was the first time in a very long time that Sydney saw her bare neck.
What Happened Next?
Obviously, even after removing the rings, her neck was longer than it was before she started. Her skin was bruised and her muscles were weak. But she knew that it was worth it. Doctors say her neck will never get back to normal. She has to do special exercises to strengthen her neck.
Still, she does not regret it. If she hadn't done it, she would have always wondered what if. Now she doesn't have to wonder anymore. She can feel confident that she made the right choice. Today she has a husband and a daughter. She has no plans of ever putting the rings back on.
Eyes in Different Colors
If you like reading fanfiction, there's a pretty good chance you've heard of this one. Having two different eyes is known as heterochromia (literally, “different colors”) and it's an effect of something called Chimerism when two developing zygotes fuse together in the womb. This is actually quite a bit more common than you might think, but twins or siblings don't often have different colored eyes due to how regressive genes work. It's complicated.
Chimerism, and heterochromia, are harmless. There are plenty of famous people who have this trait, such as Mila Kunis, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Olivia Wilde, though the results may vary.
Golden Blood. But Not Actually
The rarest blood type in the world is called Rhnull, or “Golden Blood.” It's so rare because it has no antigens, meaning that literally, everyone in the world can receive it from those who have it. Antigens protect against diseases, which is great for the people who need blood transfusions since the blood will never react poorly to them.
On the other hand, the forty people in the world who produce this blood naturally don't have a great time, since their immune system doesn't do that well. Most blood types have A, B, O, or AB antigens, but this type has none of them. The supply is incredibly useful and highly sought, but only nine people of the forty regularly give blood.