If you’re looking for a wild party trick, check to see if you have something called globe luxation. It’s an extremely rare condition that allows your eyes to actually protrude a little from their sockets.
With practice and some experimentation, you should be able to pop your eyes out of their sockets a little bit. Great for grossing out nephews. This condition comes with downsides such as optic neuropathy, thyroid eye disease, and things like shallow orbit and floppy eyelid syndrome. They don’t sound like they’re any fun.
Outie Belly Buttons are Becoming Less Popular
Most of us have an innie belly button, but if you're among the lucky four percent of the world, you might just have an outie. A couple of things determine whether you have an innie or outie. The first is the genetic development of the belly button itself, but it also has to do with the order your body puts on fat.
Different people develop fat in different places, down to specific cells. However, with the popularity of low-rise jeans and midriff tops, belly button plastic surgery is becoming more and more common. Still, the genetics are there, which means that trait will continue to endure.
Can't be Wise Without Them
Once upon a time, we all needed wisdom teeth to grind up tough plants and meat material. When that third row of molars tries to break through the gums, they often don't have enough space, which creates crowding, pain, and jaw issues. We're sure that plenty of the people reading have had a procedure to get them removed.
There are some people that don't have wisdom teeth at all. An estimated thirty-five percent of humans lack these teeth for some strange reason. It's genetics, but right now we can only guess why more than a third of humans don't have these teeth at all. Evolution perhaps?
Sing Like the Best of Them
Learning you have perfect pitch doesn't just mean you're a good singer – it means you can mimic musical notes perfectly. Think about hearing a D minor and naming it on the spot without hesitation. Plenty of people are said to have it, but only about one in ten thousand really possess the trait.
For the others, it's probably a combination of training and luck. Scientists are still in discussion as to whether this is a learned trait or something that is present from birth. Some have thought that with enough training, a true perfect pitch can be developed, but it takes a lifetime of work at the very least.
Survive at High Altitudes
Climbing to high altitudes makes it harder and harder to breathe. There are even heights that, should you not have the proper gear, your body will not make it. It's generally at twenty-six thousand feet or about five miles. Certain groups, however, are able to survive at high altitudes much better.
Indigenous groups like Tibetans have had generations of adaptation to increase their red blood cell levels and other things, which allows them to survive and even flourish at high altitudes. Going from sea level to higher places, like Colorado, for instance, is considered a change, but here we are referring to extremer heights.