People Reveal How They Lost The Genetic Lottery

Anyone who's taken a biology class knows you can't fight genetics. What we're made of is decided long before we're even a twinkle in our biological father's eye. Sometimes that kind of inheritance can be a benefit, like good bones, healthy skin, or a resistance to all foodborne illnesses. On the other side of that genetic lottery...is all these stories.


Reddit user, u/Lord_Majestic_Hair, wanted people to open up about their biological flaws when they asked:

How did you lose the genetic lottery?

Line Them Up And Pass Them Down

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My mum has bad teeth, my dad can't see.

I have braces and have glasses

murderontheball

Windcatchers

My ears stick out.

I look like a mug with two handles.

snake_snaki11

I think that can be adorable. Embrace it

oddfishes

They Call Me "Uncle Sweater"

I'm so hairy. I gave up on shaving so long ago.

I'm just a werewolf now. I think I also have a bit of a mustache growing but that might just be me being hypercritical of myself.

Zichqec

Cultural Blending

Weak teeth from my mums side and wonky teeth from my dad 😔 but luckily I'm British so I blend right in!

TepidBrush

Pity Them...

Allergic to kitty cats. The cuteness I have had to deny myself, no one should have to suffer this way

i_f-ckin_luv_it_mate

You Take The Bad With The Good

I get everything from my dad's side:

-Deviated septum (I can only breathe out of one nostril)

-Osgood-Schlatter disease makes my knees hurt constantly

-Bad joints (I'm 18 I feel 81)

-Hairy legs (not too great on a girl)

I got his ocean blue eyes tho

neon-lakes

Adulthood Won't Save You

My face is always filled with Acne.

MuayThaiWarrior

Same, I've wrestled with problem skin all my life. I thought getting older might mean things would get better and they did for awhile. But, now I'm back to wrestling with my skin all the time. It's exhausting.

Expat-Red

Kind Of Missing The Obvious Inspiration...

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Baldness

favoredbythegods

Maybe you can look to George Costanza for inspiration

Lord_Majestic_Hair

I perfer [sic] Patrick Stewart

favoredbythegods

No Fighting The Tide

Got A tuberculosis gene, taking meds for my heart, chronic migraines and bipolar manic depressive. Also my bones are 50% brighter than usual due to a benign bone tumour which eventually will get malignant

PuppyStealerMiez

Ah, So It's THAT Kind Of Family

Two reasons:

  1. I have the smallest penis in my family.
  2. I was born to such a family where I actually know this.

Thank you for answering my question to your 1 with your 2.

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