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.
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.
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.
With the development of healthcare technologies, many soon-to-be parents look forward to seeing their baby through ultrasound months before birth. It’s a special bonding moment for expectant mothers. But still, blind mothers couldn’t enjoy this experience. However, now due to the marvels of 3D printing technology, all moms can “see” their babies.
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.”
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?
Every year, countless individuals are separated from their loved ones through adoption, creating stories of longing and hope. One such remarkable tale unfolded in the life of Thuy-Nga Thi Nibblett, whose path led her to give up her son at a tender age. However, destiny had something extraordinary in store for them.
Twins often feel like they have a special connection, but for one California woman, the connection is particularly visceral — she is her own twin. Taylor Muhl, a singer, and model, discovered that she has a rare medical condition called chimerism, meaning she has two sets of DNA, each with the genetic code to make a separate person.
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.
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.
Baltic Amber is some of the most common resins found in the world. The “resin” for this is that due to the vast forests of pine, their numerous deposits are so common they provide wonderful treasures from long ago.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Cinema is not an ideal source of knowledge, even though it’s trendy. Many people watch fictional movies compared to those who prefer documentaries, but the former often twist reality to make the plot more enjoyable. This is why many viewers end up believing a lot of myths.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
If you think that you know yourself 100%, just wait. You likely don’t even know what senses your body actually has. You also may not have expected to learn that we are relatives with bananas. Just take your time and enjoy reading some curious information about your body.
We all have incredibly similar genomes. Therefore, even minor changes in our DNA can lead to the development of amazing abilities in our bodies. Or we may end up with extremely specific features and traits that many consider cool to have.
We inherit one-half of our DNA instructions from our mothers and the other half from our fathers. But despite the mixture of genes, some people end up looking like the spitting image of one of their parents. That’s because, as our bodies develop, some genes can be turned on and off as we grow up.
At school, we all learn about genes and the way they are inherited equally from our mother and father. However, a recent study reveals that what we were taught might not be entirely accurate. This article will explain to you why we are all genetically a little bit more like our fathers.
Each cell in the human body has its own physiology and DNA. Researchers can’t quantify the ratio of human cells to microbiota in our bodies. In 2016, scientists mapped the most abundant bacteria in humans and found that we have approximately the same percentage of human and microbial cells, notably in our digestive systems. These microorganisms defend us from germs, help digestion, and create vitamins.That’s why we at Bright Side would like to shed some light on 6 phenomena for which we have yet to find a scientific explanation.
Evolution, as we all probably know, is the change of attributes and features of a species over a long period of time. Everything around us evolves steadily, no matter what it is. Our shape, body parts, and measurements have all transformed, including our DNA, and it all gradually gave us new features. Since we are aware of how we’ve evolved from the past, there are some new theories that indicate how we might look in the future.
The Fifth Element is one of the most beloved films by movie fans. We fondly remember Milla Jovovich in the character with which her career began to take off. With the passage of time, it has become a cult classic and a timeless film. However, for the actors, time isn’t all that forgiving, and now, they are very different from what they were when the movie was released 25 years ago.