20 Photos That Prove You Should Never Underestimate the Power of Genes

2 years ago

It’s always interesting to look through pictures in family photo albums and relive old memories. Quite often, you might realize that you look just like one of your grandparents or that you inherited your uncle’s eyes. In fact, more and more people are choosing to take DNA tests to find out more about their ancestors.

We at Now I’ve Seen Everything believe it’s important to know your heritage. And we chose 20 pictures shared by people who made surprising discoveries while looking at their family photos.

1. “Me and my dad. 1982 and 2021. Both age 20, 39 years apart”

2. “On the right is my grandmother holding my dad and left is me holding my son, taken exactly 63 years apart!”

3. “My wife just gave birth to our firstborn.”

“My son and I both have the same weird genetic abnormality where we have an extra-large space between our first and second toes.”

4. “My toddler and I have the same freckle, on the same foot, in the same place.”

5. “I know where my lips and nose come from. I always thought my lips were inherited from my maternal side, but these are paternal all the way!”

6. “My mom and sister, both at age 6”

7. “Realized today that my baby inherited my semi-conjoined toes.”

8. “Like mother, like son”

9. “Me with my niece in 2012. My sister with my daughter in 2020!”

10. “Genetics are weird! Me in 1993 (left) and my daughter in 2020 (right). Same attitude and general disdain”

11. “No DNA test required: sister edition”

12. “Me and my great uncle (now vs WWII)”

13. “100% Mini-Me — my daughter on the left and me on the right as a child”

14. “On the left, my husband as a baby with his dad. And on the right, my husband as a dad with our baby.”

15. “My son and I both have crooked pinkies.”

16. “My husband and both of our kids have these shoulder dimples.”

17. “Found a picture of our friend’s grandfather. It’s crazy how much they look alike.”

18. “Here is my paternal line.”

19. “From left to right — me, my mom, and great grandmother”

20. “My grandma, dad, and me”

What is a distinct feature you share with your relatives? Tell us in the comment section below.

Preview photo credit The-Original-Coon / Reddit


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