Dna

My Twin and I Are Utterly Shocked by Our DNA Test Results

My Twin and I Are Utterly Shocked by Our DNA Test Results
Family & kids
month ago

Family bonds represent the most precious aspect of our lives, built upon the pillars of unconditional love and unwavering trust. However, when trust is shattered, the foundation of these bonds crumbles, sometimes beyond repair. This painful reality became all too clear to Louis, a Bright Side reader, whose world was shattered recently by an unexpected revelation.

12 People Whose DNA Test Turned Into a Horror Story

12 People Whose DNA Test Turned Into a Horror Story
Family & kids
3 months ago

A simple DNA test can serve as the beginning of numerous dark revelations and uncover deep-seated family secrets. The people in this article took the test out of curiosity in order to explore their ancestry, but they never expected to unearth such astonishing truths about their past.

Julia Roberts Left Speechless After a DNA Test Reveals That Biologically She’s Not a “Roberts”

Julia Roberts Left Speechless After a DNA Test Reveals That Biologically She’s Not a “Roberts”
People
year ago

Julia Roberts is one of the most recognizable names in Hollywood, but it turns out there’s a bit more story to it than we initially thought. The famous actress recently made an appearance on Finding Your Roots, a show that dives deep into people’s family history and often finds surprises along the way. And believe us when we say that Julia was not prepared for the revelation that was coming her way.

My Ex Falsified a Paternity Test and Now I’m Trapped for the Rest of My Life

My Ex Falsified a Paternity Test and Now I’m Trapped for the Rest of My Life
Family & kids
4 months ago

A man, 30, came to Reddit and told he’s been left heartbroken. He learned that the child he has been looking after for 11 years isn’t his biological son. He explained how his ex-girlfriend forged his paternity test results.Believing he’d fathered the child, he stuck around and cared for the youngster to the best of his abilities, providing the child with love, and attention and the mother with money. Now, he is seeking justice against his ex-girlfriend — but says he has «completely lost faith in the legal system» because of everything he has been through.

Why Ashton Kutcher and His Twin Brother Michael Don’t Look Alike

Why Ashton Kutcher and His Twin Brother Michael Don’t Look Alike
People
4 months ago

Sometimes, we encounter twins who don’t resemble each other at all. This intriguing phenomenon challenges the common perception that twins should have identical appearances. One such example is Ashton and Michael Kutcher, whose strikingly different looks have puzzled many. The secret behind their dissimilarity lies in a surprising twist of fate.

20+ Children Who Are Copy-Paste Versions of Their Parents

20+ Children Who Are Copy-Paste Versions of Their Parents
People
5 months ago

The key factor that determines our appearance and genes is known as DNA. All of us get 50 percent of our DNA from each parent. While some kids may not resemble their parents closely, others appear as almost identical replicas, resembling their younger counterparts. From remarkably similar eyes to matching smiles, these pairs will undoubtedly make you do a double-take to confirm if it’s the same person or not.

How Model Who Was Called “Alien” Because of Rare Disorder Redefines Beauty Standards

How Model Who Was Called “Alien” Because of Rare Disorder Redefines Beauty Standards
People
9 months ago

In the past, models were expected to be slim, tall, fair-skinned, and have either curly or straight hair. Melanie Gaydos, a 32-year-old model, is breaking these traditional standards and is courageously challenging the fashion industry. She’s also emphasizing the importance of diversity in the beauty world. As she does this, Gaydos shares her own story, which we think is worth hearing.

Why We Stop Growing at One Point

Why We Stop Growing at One Point
Curiosities
year ago

Our genes made of DNA tell a lot about our eye color, nose, face, body shape, and height. We inherit genes from our parents, and they start doing all the work from the moment we’re a single cell, but at some point, they tell our body: “Okay, time to stop growing now.”

You Have More Than 5 Senses + Other Unbelievable Body Facts

You Have More Than 5 Senses + Other Unbelievable Body Facts
Curiosities
year ago

Most people are sure that humans only have 5 senses. But that’s not entirely true. Taste, touch, smell, sight, and hearing aren’t the only ones we have. Scientists claim that people have between 9 and 20 senses in total. These include: thermoception — the sense of warmth; equilibrioception — the sense of balance. There’s also the sense of time — although not everyone seems to have that last one. We used to think there were just eight different blood types. But in reality, there are over 30 known blood group systems. Here on the Bright Side, our favorite blood group is B Positive. Get it?

10+ Photos That Show Us the Beauty of Human Genetics

10+ Photos That Show Us the Beauty of Human Genetics
Curiosities
year ago

Thanks to genetics, the world is filled with unique individuals that have special characteristics and beauty. Any 2 people have 99.9% of the same DNA. Some of us may be born with various physical traits that allow us to be unique because of the 0.1% difference. The people listed below have one thing in common — they all possess incredible physical characteristics that make them masterpieces of the human race.

Scientists Found Extremely Rare Mummy Portraits in Egypt

Scientists Found Extremely Rare Mummy Portraits in Egypt
Curiosities
9 months ago

When you hear the word “mummy,” you might get a chill down your spine. That’s because most of us associate this word with those creepy characters we’ve seen in some scary movies. But in reality, mummies have helped us understand a lot about ancient civilizations, their rulers, and about how people used to deal with losing their loved ones.

18 Parent-Child Pairs Who Share an Uncanny Resemblance

18 Parent-Child Pairs Who Share an Uncanny Resemblance

Approximately 97% of the DNA is considered as “non-coding DNA” as its function remains a mystery. However, the remaining 3% is capable of producing striking resemblances between parents and children that can often be mistaken for twins. We’re going to present some of the most unbelievable parent-child doppelgangers.

30+ Odd Things Happening Right Inside You

30+ Odd Things Happening Right Inside You
Curiosities
10 months ago

The distance between your outstretched arms is your height. You renew your skeleton every 10 years. [time to renew!] You lose around 100 hairs every day, and that’s totally normal. Humans are the only creatures who sleep on their backs for a long time. Koalas, like humans, have their own unique fingerprints. In a lifetime, the average person will walk the equivalent of 3 times around the world. A person can have from 250 to over 1,000 hairs in each eyebrow. Your eyebrows also have a lifespan: about 4 months for all the hairs to fall out and be replaced by new [!] ones. Thanks goodness. Your eyes are the only organ that doesn’t grow with age.

4 Parents Fall in Love and Start a 4-Way Family, Raising the Kids “Equally”

4 Parents Fall in Love and Start a 4-Way Family, Raising the Kids “Equally”

Nowadays, the idea of what constitutes a family is becoming broader. Some people choose to live in polyamorous relationships, in which multiple partners birth and raise all of their children under the same roof. Our heroes being featured today are a good example of how such families pave their own way to happiness. They are sharing the intriguing details of their unconventional life with us.

A Person to Live 1000 Years Is Already Born

A Person to Live 1000 Years Is Already Born
Curiosities
11 months ago

Hey there, Bright Siders. My name is Tom, and today I welcome you to have a peak into the future. Let’s imagine it’s your Birthday, and the entire family is here to celebrate. It’s a nice group of 562 people. Perfect — it takes a village to put down 1,000 candles. You cooked that 40 layer cake and built that house yourself. With the new average life expectancy, you have enough time to master any hobby in the world.

Why Our World Is Filled with Spirals

Why Our World Is Filled with Spirals
Curiosities
10 months ago

Let’s test to see how many spiral-shaped objects you can find around you right now. I bet there are more than you think. A spiral may be hidden in the flower petals of your houseplants. One might be staring at you from that seashell you brought home from your last trip to the beach. If none of these objects sound familiar, you might want to head over to the mirror, and turn to the side a bit. In case you haven’t noticed yet, even our own ears are shaped like a spiral!

Journey to a Star That’ll Burst Any Day Now

Journey to a Star That’ll Burst Any Day Now
Curiosities
year ago

Betelgeuse. A red supergiant. This ball of boiling plasma is one of the largest stars in our galaxy and one of the brightest. It’s about 500 times larger than the Sun. But Betelgeuse is pulsating, getting bigger and smaller. At its peak, it becomes 800 times its average size. If this star were a bucket, it would fit about 300 million Suns — even though its weight is only 17 times greater.And here, about 500 light-years away, is Earth. We launch our faster-than-light spaceship and set off on our journey to Betelgeuse. A few seconds, and we’ve already traveled 240,000 miles [390,000 km] and are now close to the Moon. That’s 9.5 trips around the Earth. A traditional rocket-powered spacecraft would take 3 days to get here.

10+ Rare Traits That Make People a Special Exception to the Rule

10+ Rare Traits That Make People a Special Exception to the Rule
Curiosities
11 months ago

There’s an extra set of DNA that gives some people eyes that are different colors — a condition called heterochromia. It’s very rare, but also harmless. Generally, eye color describes the ring of muscle around your pupil called the iris. It allows light to enter your eye. And the color of the iris depends on the pigment melanin. The more melanin you have, the darker your eye color is. The majority of people have the same amount of melanin in both eyes which is why they match — unless you have a genetic mutation like heterochromia.

You’ll Probably See Mammoths Walking Around in Near Future

You’ll Probably See Mammoths Walking Around in Near Future
Curiosities
11 months ago

Feel that? The ground is shaking beneath your feet. Leaves are falling from trees. It feels as if a mini earthquake happens every few seconds. Bam! Bam! Something’s coming right out of the woods towards you. There it is! The first thing you see is giant tusks and a long trunk. Then the creature’s entire body emerges from the forest. This is the woolly mammoth. This species went extinct about 4,000 years ago. But now, it’s right in front of you!

The Venezuelan Poodle Moth: Real-Life ’Pokemon’ with a Soundproofing Fur Secret!

The Venezuelan Poodle Moth: Real-Life ’Pokemon’ with a Soundproofing Fur Secret!
Curiosities
10 months ago

A species of millipede made musical headlines this year! Yep, you heard that right, it’s called the Taylor Swift millipede as was recently discovered in 2022. The scientists behind this finding are said to have named this little critter after the famous singer. They became really attached to her music in their younger years and thought it was a nice homage. The Taylor Swift millipede joins the list of 16 similar creatures found in the Appalachian Mountains of the United States.

Are These Islands the Hidden Home of Atlantis?

Are These Islands the Hidden Home of Atlantis?
Curiosities
10 months ago

The Azores are nine islands in the Atlantic Ocean, sitting about a third of the way from Europe to North America. A history textbook will tell you that the Portuguese explorers discovered this beautiful archipelago in the 15th century. Until then, they were uninhabited.

13 Times When Kids Were the Spitting Image of Their Celebrity Parents

13 Times When Kids Were the Spitting Image of Their Celebrity Parents

When our parents create us, their genes come together and combine to form a human being with unique characteristics. Those genes determine the way you’re going to end up looking. You would think that because you have your parents’ DNA you will look like them, but that mix can also mean that you might not look like them at all. Luckily for these people, they do get to look like their beautiful parents.

“It Isn’t Easy Being an Only Parent, but the Rewards Are Immeasurable,” a Single Mom Adopts 6 Kids and Changes Their Lives Forever

“It Isn’t Easy Being an Only Parent, but the Rewards Are Immeasurable,” a Single Mom Adopts 6 Kids and Changes Their Lives Forever

Single parenthood is indeed very challenging since one has to fill in for both parents while providing for a child’s emotional, developmental, and financial needs. Every responsibility that was meant to be shared among 2 has to be taken solely by one. And in the case of Susan Noelle Smith, we’re not talking about one child, but 6, all adopted by choice by this big-hearted, compassionate single mom whose love and devotion will absolutely melt your heart.

15 Times When Genetics Just Left Us Speechless

15 Times When Genetics Just Left Us Speechless
Curiosities
year ago

Sometimes, our DNA behaves unexplainably — it’s no wonder scientists don’t know what some parts of our genes do. This unexpected behavior never stops surprising us. The heroes of our article have experienced these DNA surprises and proved that nature knows no such thing as “ordinary.”

10+ Pics That Truly Embody the Beauty of Being Unique

10+ Pics That Truly Embody the Beauty of Being Unique
Curiosities
year ago

All 7.7 billion of us share 99.9% of the same DNA. Despite this, there are things that make every human, including you, stand out from the rest. In a society that tells us to be ourselves, but only to a degree, it’s a superpower to accept ourselves the way we are and be proud of our unique characteristics.When it comes to rare people and sightings, Bright Side is all eyes and ears, and here are 14 pictures that leave us in awe of the beauty of being one-of-a-kind.