People Describe The Most Unusual Feature About Their Body
Some people, like me and Fetty Wap, only have one eye.
Some folks are "allergic" to being hungry or full.
Some people have visible limb differences that their partner calls their "lucky fin" (hi babe!)
Some people have hair birthmarks! Yep, those are a thing.
Reddit user red2one asked:
"What’s an unusual body feature of yours?"
So many people have weird and wonderful things about themselves that the comments turned into a celebration of strange.
And we loved it.
"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 are annoying."
"Serious crying will eat away at my contacts, I’ll have to use cold compresses, and take antihistamines"- b*tchybarbie82
"I have massive calf muscles."
"It looks like every day is leg day despite not doing weight lifting."
"My dad had the same."- MaxximumBbart simpson GIFGiphy
"I have a pretty ordinary sense of smell, with two glaring exceptions."
"I can tell when I’m about to get sick because all water smells very metallic all of a sudden, and without fail i start feeling sick within a day of that happening."
"I can accurately tell my wife’s cycle by smell to a crazy degree of accuracy."
"It spooks her and she didn’t believe me for the longest time until one day I said she smelled different like I have never smelt before."
"I joked she must be pregnant, and I was right."
"The absurd part is that we backtracked the dates and I made that comment about her smell within a day or two of the egg attaching to her uterus."
"It’s kind of fcked up"- pvdp90
"I can quite literally smell a storm coming for miles, and apparently this runs in my family."- Saw101405Can You Smell The Rock GIF by WWEGiphy
"I was born with tumors inside the bones in my one of my feet, that grew so quickly, they permanently disfigured it."
"Also, my penis is two different colors, brown and vitaligo, yet the rest of me looks like a white guy."
"It's like my Hispanic side and white side decided to fight it out on my member"- SlaterVJ
Weird Sneezing Timing
"At some point I gotta sneeze when I‘m very hungry…."- PaceWinter4101
"I sneeze when looking at the sun."
"Isn’t as cool as everybody else’s tho."
"Every now and then I’ll feel nauseous then sneeze, and the nausea goes away."
"I think it has something to do with the vagus nerve."- OneArchedEyebrowBaby Eww GIF by America's Funniest Home VideosGiphy
"My stomach is two different colors, split right down the middle"- sunrisedesert
"My Dad had 4 nipples."
"The extra two were on his abdomen on either side of his belly button."
"As a kid I just assumed all men had 4."- Roozer23
"My sternum is concaved, so there's essentially a divet right between my breasts."
"I'm a guy"
"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
"I have a bifurcated uvula."
"That teardrop thing in the back of your throat?"
"Mine is shaped like a butt."- cookiesndwichmonster
"My massive schlong."- LemonBoyJ123Aidy Bryant Snl GIF by Saturday Night LiveGiphy
"I have extremely long toes."
"I can smell sickness."
"My orgasms has different colors."- Nejellerstak
Limitless Pain Threshold... Almost
"I almost don't feel pain."
"I once was kicked from full power in chest and it didn't hurt same if someone punch me."
"But when I hit my elbow or knee my whole nervous system is f*cking dying."
"Important note: Kicking in nuts still hurts its weak point of all man."- czacha_cs
"I dunno what going on."
"I've never the time to go to any sort of doctor to check it out but my eyes just change color."
"They always look natural even if it's a rare color you wouldn't believe."
"I dunno what makes them change, it's not because of temperature, my mood, etc."
"They just simply change color randomly."- Aware_Friend_5931
No Need For Earmuffs!
"My ears get very warm in the night for some reason."- MantarraxSus
Mind The Gap
"I have a dent in my head."
"It’s on the right side of my head."
"Think it’s near the sensory processing part of my brain, which is interesting because I have autism."
"I’ve had it since I was born."
"My theory is that my head grew into my moms pelvis bone."
"I don’t even know man.. XD."- vernowhereonyt678
Long, Luscious Tongue
"I can touch my nose with my tongue."- gothism
"I lost a chunk of my pinky when I was a kid."
"Nail was completely gone."
"Doctors said it probably wouldn't grow back."
"It did and part of my skin fused with the underside of my nail so I can't cut it super short anymore."- lil_tink_tink
You're up, lovelies.
Step up to the mic and tell the world what's weird about you!
Whether it's in family, friendships, or dating, we've all felt misunderstood at some point. But it seems especially common to feel misunderstood by the opposite sex.
Here are some key points that people wished those of the opposite sex would just understand already.
Redditor idontplayhockey asked:
"What is something you wish the opposite sex understood better?"
Compliments Go a Long Way
"A good chunk of the men who need reassurance are most likely not getting enough compliments in the relationship."
"This isn't always the case, but I always felt insane dating certain people, and then with the right person who complimented me, is genuinely attracted to me and initiated things, and who ACTUALLY loves me (I now think others weren't that attracted to me, even ex-fiance), and I have never felt more confident, and safe in a relationship."
"Looking back, my intuition was correct with the other people I dated, and that's why I never felt secure."
"If you wanted fries, you should have asked for fries."
For the Love of LEGO
"I don't drink, smoke, gamble, do drugs, go to strip clubs, or play video games... My vice is LEGO (yes, I'm a f**king dork) and my wife just can't stop complaining about the LEGO."
The Dating Game
"Wish both sexes better understood biased selections. F**kboys, f**kgirls, arrogant egotistical people, and deplorable tw*ts will be overrepresented in the pool of people you encounter in a dating setting."
"Normal people form relationships, get tired of all the bulls**t, and 'age out' of the dating pool, all of which makes them underrepresented."
Stay the Same
"When I say, 'Just like that,' I don't mean speed up to 100 miles per hour."
"For both sexes, we are flawed people and we are not perfect. Stop expecting everything to be perfect 100% of the time. I'm far from perfect, but I strive to make myself better. I'm married guy."
Okay with the Friend Zone
"This might be specific to me, but... If I ask you out, and you say no, that's it. Like there's no lingering weirdness or anything. If you're not interested in me romantically, that's fine."
"I'm perfectly cool just being friends. I won't be awkward or anything about it, won't bring it up, won't bring it up to mutual friends, it was just a question."
"The friend zone isn't a bad thing all the time. Sometimes it's where the best friends come from."
"I genuinely have no clue about 99% of the mind games taking place around me."
"It's not as romantic, but plainly saying, 'I want the D' would fix so many issues in the communication department."
"Don't come to my place claiming to be interested in my hobbies but really after the D, because I will museum guide you through all that s**t that is my past time, and the idea of unzipping will scarcely occur to me."
"Just because you keep telling me it's okay to have emotions doesn't mean I'm going to burst into tears. I have emotions, they're just quiet and don't bother people."
"I'm not emotionally distant or unfeeling. I'm just not going to burst into tears because the dog died in 'Marley and Me.' I'll cry when my dog dies in 'My Dog and Me.'"
"How bad period pain can get for some women."
"Have you ever been WOKEN UP from pain at 3 AM that didn’t go away for at least a couple of hours so you just stayed awake because going back to sleep was definitely not happening?"
"Painkillers only work for me if I catch it BEFORE it gets bad."
"Just because you think I’m pretty, doesn’t mean I need you to send me a photo of your junk. Come on now."
"As a guy, I don't always want to have sex. Wanting to get in your pants isn't an indicator of liking you or not. Sometimes I just want to laugh and see how I enjoy being around you because most people turn out disappointing."
Happy to Help
"We're honestly happy to help you lift stuff and carry stuff and put things away on high shelves. We like being big and strong. But please don't take it for granted. Show your appreciation."
No Means No
"'No' doesn’t mean 'convince me.'"
Some of these examples were heartening, as they apply to both genders, but others, like no meaning no, are disappointing, as it feels like it's a concept all people should understand by now.
Once we're "all grown up," we like to think we know all there really is to know in life.
But sometimes it's startling how much a person still has to learn.
Already cringing, Redditor ej1273 asked:
"What's considered basic knowledge that many people don't know?"
"I feel like it is a common sentiment that all semi-drivers are good drivers because they have to get licensed and whatnot."
"This is not true anymore. I mean, they still have to get licenses but the industry is in such dire need of drivers that they're just kinda hand waving a lot of s**t and now we have a bunch of idiots driving huge murder trucks."
"When your turn signal starts blinking at 2x speed, it's a warning that one of your turn signal bulbs is out."
Car Health Checks
"Check your tire pressure. Every time you get your oil changed, you need to check all five tires. Yes, all FIVE! The average car on the road has five, the four on the ground and a spare."
"That spare will do f**k-all for you if you have a flat, and it’s been at 2 PSI for a year."
"While we’re at it, make sure your jack, wrench, lug nut key, and possibly some gloves are always in the car."
"Measure twice, cut once."
"Not everything is a tax write-off. I'm convinced 99% of people have absolutely no understanding of tax credits and just parrot what other people tell them."
"Tax brackets, oh my god. The number of times I've heard some mal-educated idiot act as though earning more money will result in less money in their pockets because they'll go into a higher tax bracket is scary. And to think these people vote, and sit on juries... Absolutely terrifying."
"Antibiotics don’t work on viruses."
"Drinking alcohol makes a person FEEL warmer but you're much more susceptible to freezing to death."
"The reason that it was given to people when they were found freezing was actually because they had been found. And opening up the blood vessels to get blood into the extremities helped prevent frostbite."
"So you could say that alcohol decreases your chance of frostbite, but increases your chance of dying. If you know how long you have until help arrives, you can use this to your advantage."
"It is very easy to not block the whole aisle with your cart at the grocery store."
Public Transport Manners
"That forgetting your headphones doesn't mean we want to hear you scrolling through TikTok on the bus."
No Money Back
"How not to fall for a very obvious scam on the internet."
"Yelling louder doesn’t make you more correct."
Essential Home Care
"Where their water shutoff is in their house."
"Low-calorie food doesn't mean healthy food."
"Vegan doesn't mean healthy."
"Fats aren't unhealthy."
For the Love of Grammar
"How to use there, their, and they’re."
While these were all basic concepts to some people, it was surprising how many people did not know some of them. And ironically, some of them could really make someone's life easier.
All relationships are complicated–including the ones we're related to by blood.
No family is perfect. In spite of always presenting picture-perfect appearances, you never know if your neighbors have skeletons in the closet, and it's none of our business to pry.
While unconditional love can be the bond that holds a family unit together, sometimes that's not enough, as evidenced by those who have become estranged.
But we don't talk about Bruno, right?
Curious to hear from families that have experienced drama from within, Redditor Electrical_Ant6630 asked:
"Why don’t you talk to 'that' family member anymore?"
Criminal activity would certainly divide family members.
The Con Artist
"Stole our grandpa's identity (his dad) and ruined him financially. Then when his brother died, tried stealing money from his sister (my mom) and conning his way into things that didn't belong to him."
"When my mom passed, he asked for her SSN, told me it was for an old insurance policy their brother (referenced above) worth like 400 bucks. I told him I wanted more info, looked into it and it was 76k that he was trying to claim entirely for himself instead of me and my sibling getting my moms share."
"F'k that guy."
Alcoholic And More
"Abusive alcoholic/ forged documents using my moms identification."
That's Not How This Works
"Because that family member stole my money and blamed it on me. lol."
"My wife's mum. Among other things she attempted to burn down my house. Whilst her daughter and grandson were inside. She's a POS who's going to die bitter and alone and that's just fine by all of her kids."
As if grieving over the loss of a family member wasn't enough, these happened.
"Accused me of stealing all our dad's money when he died. There was a will and we all got the same amount. I pointed this out and she blocked me. 🤷"
Scene At A Funeral
"When at my sister's funeral they told me I had no reason to cry because I wasn't really family because I was adopted. I was adopted within my own family. We were still biologically related."
Eyeing Gran's Cash
"tried to steal my grandmother's money after she died."
"my brother(a toxic dangerous narcissist) robbed my mom into poverty, she sacrificed literally every penny and went even in debt to cover for his lifestyle."
"every time i bailed her out i knew i was funding her toxic relationship with him.when she was finally dying of cancer, ( and having a million other issues and struggles) both my sister( total different long story) and my brother where f'king nowhere to be seen."
"i stepped in and stepped up to help her out of her misery making huge sacrifices career wise, financially getting in debts myself (medical bills through the roof, and her house basically needed entire renovations), let alone mentally of being constantly exposed to extreme hardship and misery of someone you loved the most.even my big loved one, just left me 6 months into this rough situation, nothing as unsexy as a man struggling,bleeding and suffering to help out a loved one i guess"
"anyway i carried my mum alone on my own shoulders till her very dying breath holding her hands while people close to your heart just turned their backs and left you regardless i showed them nothing but care and loyalty through my entire life"
s"ince the funeral almost day to day now 3 years ago ( died first week after new year), i haven't spoken to any of them.may they all go f'k themselves in eternity, to me they simply do not exist any longer"
The nightmare wasn't over for these divorced Redditors.
"When the ex-husband got released from jail for spousal abuse and restraining order violations, she gave him my new home address."
Don't Underestimate The Young
"My first marriage broke up after five months; before the divorce was final a police lieutenant said if the ex had succeeded in kidnapping me, he would have killed me. The police believed me and the judge believed me but my mother didn't."
"If there's one useful thing to draw from this, please don't dismiss a young person who wants to confide in you that one of their parents isn't normal. So many people brushed it off with, 'You'll understand when you're older' and 'She's trying her best' that I kept trying. Would have been better off if I'd followed my gut and estranged from her sooner. She's a very angry person."
While it's difficult to comprehend a situation that doesn't involve you, it can be frustrating when you don't have the answers regarding an estranged family member.
I recently discovered that my mother's cousin has a son who left the family as soon as he became an adult because of the misery he endured at home.
The son fled on his own because his mother always doted on and favored his elder brother while his father stayed silent.
The poor treatment of the youngest son–from what I understand–stemmed from a terrible and outdated cultural notion that the first-born son was always revered over any other sibling. For no reason.
Anyway, my mom's heart broke knowing about this family history, and she has no idea how the estranged son is doing.
Whenever we visit a foreign country, we always want to try and blend in with the locals.
But be it our clothes, our accents, or just our scared, vacant expressions, sometimes, blending in is simply impossible.
Particularly for Americans.
Indeed, American tourists have several unfortunate stereotypes associated with them, which people all over the world can spot instantly.
No matter how hard Americans may, or may not, try to hide it.
"What’s an obvious sign someone’s American?"
It's All In The Greeting.
"In Salzburg I went to grab something from the drug store."
"As I was checking out I said hello to the cashier (thinking there was very little difference between how I said it and how Austrians say it)."
"She immediately started speaking to me in English and I asked her how she knew I spoke English."
"She deadpan stared me in the eye and goes 'hellloooo'."
"I just about died laughing since I'm a very stereotypical friendly American that says hello exactly like that."
"One of my favorite memories from that trip."- Ted_Dance_Son
"‘Hey, how are ya?'."- vorifo2709·
"An Italian told me that Americans walk confidently in the wrong direction."- MagazineOk6401kevin hart running GIF by ADWEEKGiphy
Can't Deny This One...
"They want ice in their water."- gianna_in_hell_as·
Just A Turn Of Phrase
"'How's your day going?;" or 'how are you doing?' in completely random circumstances."- KanyeWest_Official
"Incredibly loud but incredibly friendly."- CaozpoxCaptain America Lol GIF by mtvGiphy
Sometimes They Do Actually Put Their Money Where Their Mouth Is
"I worked as a cashier in a touristic place in Paris."
" I always recognized Americans because they were kinda friendly to me and they always left tips."- Aterakel
Asking Questions They Don't Want The Answer To
"Retail worker here, not living in the US."
"I can generally spot an American because they greet me with 'hey how are you?"
"And since I usually have the standard 'tired from life' retail worker expression at first I thought they were mocking me so I didn't know how to react."
"Took me a while to realize they weren't really expecting an answer lmao"
"Mind you, might just be my personal experience but it's happened too many times for it to be a coincidence."- 8Eriade8
"When I lived in Spain, the barista at Starbucks immediately knew I was American because how polite I was."
"I asked him how he knew I was American and he told me, 'In Spain, we don’t usually respond with ‘Good, and you.’ Americans are so polite whereas Spaniards will just say ‘Give me my coffee'."
"So, I stopped responding nicely and baristas wouldn’t speak to me in English anymore."
"I just want to clarify and say that my story only really applies to a niche people in Spain."
"This does not represent the whole country."
"Just a few rude bad apples."
"For the most part, people in the country are nice and people in the city too."
"The barista was simply remarking on Americans and our penchant to be overly polite."
"Customer service have to deal with a lot of rude and unkind people, same in America."- Agitated-Coyote768Adventure Time Coffee GIF by hoppipGiphy
What Are You Smiling At?...
"The gentle grins you give to strangers if you make eye contact with them as you pass by, at least in the Midwest."
"Was not well received in Germany."- Vkazioa
...And What Are You Looking At?
"Maybe a smile and a 'how’s it goin?'"- A_Man_Who_Writes
Keep Your Distance
"How much personal space they give themselves."
"Americans like at LEAST an arm's length."- ZonerdroneGet Away No GIF by Kathryn DeanGiphy
"When You're Not Strong, I'll Be Your Friend..."
"According to the cia- when training to be a spy- you have to unlearn how to lean."
"Americans tend to lean on things when standing still."- chonesmcskidds
It's All About The Volume
"To quote a Latvian woman I met at a hostel: you hear them coming like the thunder."
"More often than not, if they’re talking and laughing louder than everyone else, they’re American."- MCRN_Lopez
The Truth Behind The Grin
"One American I've met was a bit stereotypical in some regards."
"He was on a biking tour from Sweden to Palestine, had an unusual beard, huge white teeth, was extremely friendly and a bit loud, and he literally carried a bucket of peanut butter with him because he said that was the most efficient way to carry energy for his travel."
"I was an intern at a software company that just got bought by a huge American company (Warner I think) and one time some executives were visiting, walked through our office complimenting all the developers loudly and then disappeared again."
"My general impression of Americans I've met in person is that it's difficult to see what you guys really think and feel, because you seem to hide it behind a layer of aggressive cheerfulness."
"So when I see someone radiating that, I expect them to be from the US."- NetcobSnl Smile GIF by Saturday Night LiveGiphy
Of course, not everyone is ashamed of being an American, and will make no trouble hiding it.
Then again, even if they did, they most likely wouldn't have been able to fool anybody...