In case no one has ever taught you, this is a reminder that everyone’s body is unique and different. In fact, some people have SO unique and different bodies that they really wanted to share them with the world. And that’s where r/mildlyinteresting comes in! It’s one of the best places to find people sharing their interesting body anomalies. And here are some of the most upvoted lately:
Like this person who accidentally cut off the tip of his finger as a child and saw it grow back slightly bigger. (Yes, amputated fingertips can sometimes grow back!!! On children, anyway.)
This person has a rare disease called Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome, which caused him to have three pupils in his left eye.
This person who wanted to show his “hands with Marfan syndrome”, a symptom of the hereditary disease that affects connective tissue.
This person who has seven wisdom teeth and, oof, had ALL of them extracted in four hours. Most people have four wisdom teeth (one in each corner), for reference.
That person who has a permanently dilated pupil, which is a condition also known as mydriasis – it can be caused by many different factors, including injury (as in this case).
This person, whose hands show signs of Raynaud’s phenomenon, which causes decreased blood flow to the fingers.
And this person, who knows they have Raynaud’s disease, and wanted to share what it looks like when their fingers turn “deadly” pale.
This person who has “too many bones” in their mouth, which is actually a case of mandibular torus, referring to a bony growth at the back of the mouth, below the tongue.
This person who actually lost the first joint fold in his ring finger after having him in a splint for seven weeks… which could cause pain in physical therapy.
This person who has two different colors in BOTH eyes (a form of heterochromia).
That person who can bend their toes down to their foot and may have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a disorder that affects your connective tissues, primarily skin, joints, and blood vessel walls.
This person’s baby who was born with an “extra” finger.
And this adult who was also born with an “extra” finger (or fingers, in this case), and now has “bumps” in their place and, believe it or not, phantom itches!
This person who has an inherited condition where none of their fingers (or toes) have a middle joint.
This person who found out they actually had extra teeth after making a dental appointment complaining of pain.
This person who has very perfect heart-shaped veins on his bicep.
And finally, this person whose hands are different in size, shape and even color from each other.