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Re: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body

Postby Zohar » Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:39 pm UTC

You'd have to be a bit more specific - my shoe size is 48, 12, 12.5, 15, 13.5 or 30, depending on which system I use.
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Re: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body

Postby Helios471 » Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:26 pm UTC

mrbaggins wrote:
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Oh god...I'm such a hideous freak... :P


Yeah, I can see what you mean. What with that weird yellow skin, those black soulless eyes, and that strange grimace. :P

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Re: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body

Postby Mr Jack » Sun Apr 05, 2009 10:24 pm UTC

Zohar wrote:You'd have to be a bit more specific - my shoe size is 48, 12, 12.5, 15, 13.5 or 30, depending on which system I use.



If we invent enough systems, my shoes can be every size.

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Re: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body

Postby abitha » Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:05 pm UTC

Helios471 wrote:... some genetic syndrome I can't recall the name of.


Russell-Silver? Beckwith-Wiedemann? Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber?

(I wish they'd think of catchier names for these things...)

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Re: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body

Postby Nemphael » Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:00 pm UTC

Central heterochromia! That's what what I've got is called. <3

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Re: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body

Postby Chuff » Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:27 pm UTC

Nemphael wrote:Central heterochromia! That's what what I've got is called. <3

You have heterochromia? AWESOME!!!!
I've always thought that was the coolest thing ever.
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Re: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body

Postby abitha » Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:36 pm UTC

Chuff, i'm just guessing, but i suspect you're thinking of complete heterochromia, where one eye is a different colour from the other? Central heterochromia is where it's a different colour in the middle part of your eyes (just next to the pupil) than around the edge, so it's much less noticeable. I have it too, by the way. :)

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Re: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body

Postby Chuff » Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:56 pm UTC

abitha wrote:Chuff, i'm just guessing, but i suspect you're thinking of complete heterochromia, where one eye is a different colour from the other? Central heterochromia is where it's a different colour in the middle part of your eyes (just next to the pupil) than around the edge, so it's much less noticeable. I have it too, by the way. :)

Awww. :(


That still sounds cool though.
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Re: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body

Postby abitha » Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:16 pm UTC

I'm sure i have a picture of one of my eyes somewhere... ah, here we go.

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It doesn't show up brilliantly in the picture, but you can just about tell that they're brown in the middle, then blue-green, and finally dark blue round the edge. I can't find any statistics on prevalence, but i think it's reasonably common - i've certainly seen quite a few people with a similar pattern. It's the sort of thing you don't really notice unless you're looking for it!

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Re: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body

Postby Chuff » Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:27 pm UTC

abitha wrote:I'm sure i have a picture of one of my eyes somewhere... ah, here we go.

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It doesn't show up brilliantly in the picture, but you can just about tell that they're brown in the middle, then blue-green, and finally dark blue round the edge. I can't find any statistics on prevalence, but i think it's reasonably common - i've certainly seen quite a few people with a similar pattern. It's the sort of thing you don't really notice unless you're looking for it!

That looks cool though. It's like a gradient applied to your eyes.
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Re: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body

Postby abitha » Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:35 pm UTC

Chuff wrote:It's like a gradient applied to your eyes.


Heh. I never thought of it like that! :D

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Re: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body

Postby mrbaggins » Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:30 pm UTC

I didn't realise it had a name....

Here's my eyes with brown->blue
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Re: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body

Postby Thenzon » Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:13 pm UTC

mrbaggins wrote:I didn't realise it had a name....

Here's my eyes with brown->blue
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That is the most awesome picture of an eye I have EVER seen.

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Re: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body

Postby Ralith The Third » Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:20 pm UTC

Senefen wrote:My eye colour shifts between dark brown and a dark green-brown colour depending on a bunch of things. They're rather green tonight. I assume it's something to do with how wet they are (they're always greener after crying) and how much I've been in the sun (more sun = more melanin = darker). My Mum has green eyes and my Dad brown, somehow my brother and I ended up in between.

I do the eye-changing thing. Mine are... lemme check... a nice green-blue right now.
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Re: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body

Postby pseudoidiot » Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:37 am UTC

Thenzon wrote:
mrbaggins wrote:I didn't realise it had a name....

Here's my eyes with brown->blue
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That is the most awesome picture of an eye I have EVER seen.
Should check out the Post your eye thread.
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Re: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body

Postby Chuff » Wed Apr 08, 2009 3:55 am UTC

mrbaggins wrote:I didn't realise it had a name....

Here's my eyes with brown->blue
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SO FREAKING AWESOME.



No one even sees my eyes, because they're so freaking squinty. And they have no reason to be! My family has no history of squinty eyes! Grrr!
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Re: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body

Postby mrbaggins » Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:21 am UTC

Uh, thanks Thenzon and Chuff :P

I'm waiting for a decent storm to hit, cos my eyes seem to be a lot darker when there's a thunderstorm... probably something to do with humidity, but either way, they look nicer.
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Re: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body

Postby LittleBigSpoon » Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:17 am UTC

I have very long fingers. And I have very long toes (finger toes, if you will). Good thing I play piano. They are also perfect for tickling and thumb wars.

I also have sideburns. They make me smile.

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Re: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body

Postby sir2you » Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:46 am UTC

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Re: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body

Postby Magnanimous » Fri Mar 19, 2010 5:39 am UTC

... My left nipple hair grows faster than my right nipple hair. :? Absolutely no idea why.

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Re: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body

Postby hintss » Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:17 am UTC

Theres something weird with my body: its human?

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Postby bakadeshi » Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:53 am UTC

I have good ears. And take advantage of this by intentionally whistling 5-10 cents sharp or flat when other people are whistling so it creates beats--even when they drop/raise their pitch to try to match mine. Until they get annoyed and stop, or I start laughing because they've had to change keys so many times. Cheap thrill, I know
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Postby Pianodog » Fri Mar 19, 2010 1:24 pm UTC

My body? Hm. I suppose the whole thing is strange, really.

I seem to have more than normal muscle mass, despite never having worked out. This doesn't stop me from being pudgy, but it does mean I have things like pretty big biceps for someone who doesn't lift. When I was more in shape, people thought I worked out.

My facial hair grows so slowly that it takes me three days to get anything worth shaving off. It takes me a couple weeks to grow back my goatee if I shave it off. Along the same tack, I have far less body hair than the average guy.

I have relatively wide hands and short-ish fingers. I cannot rest my fingers on the "home row" without forcing my hands into a cramped position.

My feet are wide and not very long for my height (6'1"). They look a lot like Fred Flinstone's feet. I wear an (American) shoe size of 10.5 EEEEE - That's 5 E's if you were counting, and I think "E" is a "wide" shoe for regular folks in shoe stores. I have to special order my shoes from Hitchcock Shoes. Some places call my width "H".

I get by just fine on 6 hours of sleep a night at age 32. I've heard that as you get older, you need less sleep - so by the time I'm 60, I'll need something like 3 hours? I can function fine on less for days on end, but eventually need to catch up by sleeping for 8 hours one night. If I sleep for more than 7 hours I actually feel groggy and sluggish the next day.

A couple years ago, my eyebrows started growing really long hairs. I suppose this is an "as you get older" thing, but I love the mad scientist look it gives me when I let them go and then comb the long hairs up and out. Right now they're shaved because my stylist does that when they get too long. The first time they did that, I remember thinking "Trim my eyebrows? Why on earth would I do that?"
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Re: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body

Postby dawg1232 » Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:30 pm UTC

Cold spasms happen to me all the time. I learned yesterday that with the proper leverage I can get my foot to rotate 180 degrees without my ankle breaking.
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Re: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body

Postby magriayan » Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:16 pm UTC

My yes change their colour depending on my mood. Most time they are grey, when I'm excited they become green, when sad - blue. Does anybody know why this happens?

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Re: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body

Postby Chicostick » Fri Mar 19, 2010 5:40 pm UTC

I have a large Keloid scar on my back and I started going bald at the age of sixteen. I also have freckles on basically every single part of my body. Yes, even there.

I also have that whole central heterochromia thingy. But I have no idea how to take a good picture of my eye....

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Re: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body

Postby Sungura » Fri Mar 19, 2010 5:52 pm UTC

I can't feel my own chest yes i mean boobs too. I don't have surface sensation the length of my sternum. I think it's likely due to open heart surgery when young, it must have destroyed some nerves or something.
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Re: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body

Postby RoadieRich » Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:05 pm UTC

I have Marfan Syndrome. It basically means that I'm long and gangly.
It also causes pectus excavatus:
(This isn't me, but it's about the same degree as mine.)
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Postby Sungura » Sat Mar 20, 2010 1:52 am UTC

I think that is pretty cool, actually (the photo). So long as you don't have the more severe symptoms, that might not be so cool. CT is pretty important.
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Postby SomeFloridaKid » Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:01 am UTC

i can stretch my thumb and pinky so they are horizontal. 3 years of guitar to thank for that.
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Re: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body

Postby Mr Jack » Sat Mar 20, 2010 5:45 am UTC

SomeFloridaKid wrote:i can stretch my thumb and pinky so they are horizontal. 3 years of guitar to thank for that.


Jeez! I can only get a little bit past the right angle!

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Postby Sungura » Sat Mar 20, 2010 1:02 pm UTC

I can get to about 160. I don't play any instruments.
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Postby Moogling » Sat Mar 20, 2010 2:32 pm UTC

Mr Jack wrote:
SomeFloridaKid wrote:i can stretch my thumb and pinky so they are horizontal. 3 years of guitar to thank for that.


Jeez! I can only get a little bit past the right angle!


I can't even get to the right angle with my hands...! 3 years of working on the car to blame I reckon...!

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Postby kernelpanic » Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:06 pm UTC

If I bend my ring finger in the second joint, I have absolutely no control over the third joint, and it can flap around as if there was no bone.
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Postby LittleBigSpoon » Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:42 pm UTC

I have absolute pitch (I can reproduce tones without external reference and identify them without external reference), but that seems more like "mind" than "body"..

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Re: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body

Postby Osha » Sat Mar 20, 2010 5:07 pm UTC

Huh, I thought I'd posted in this thread already. Guess not! :D

I've got mild visual snow, not strong enough to impact my quality of life, but strong enough to get hella annoying sometimes (looks just like a slightly grainy television signal). Same thing with tinnitus (sounds just like the high-pitched sound certain televisions or flourecent lights make, for those of you sensitive to such things). They're both most noticable when I have a headache, there's not a lot of sensory input, or when I'm thinking about it (like right now! riiiiiing goes the ears! wheee!)

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Re: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body

Postby -.Mateo.- » Sat Mar 20, 2010 5:22 pm UTC

I have "agenesia" (don't know the english term for it), I lack one molar because of a mutation, my dentist told me this could help avoid problems with my wisdom tooth...Now all I need is a cool codename and I'll be ready for the X-men
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Re: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body

Postby Squid Tamer » Sun Mar 21, 2010 5:47 am UTC

A toe on my right foot, the one next to the big toe, is almost always red. I was worried about it, but it's been years and I'm not dead yet. :)
I did a Google search for it and it was all "You should go have a doctor check that out, you could develop a life threatening circulation problem.".
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Re: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body

Postby folkhero » Sun Mar 21, 2010 6:05 am UTC

My eyelids are strong enough to separate from the eyeball with their own power. It makes a popping noise.
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Re: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body

Postby LittleBigSpoon » Sun Mar 21, 2010 11:16 pm UTC

-.Mateo.- wrote:I have "agenesia" (don't know the english term for it), I lack one molar because of a mutation, my dentist told me this could help avoid problems with my wisdom tooth...Now all I need is a cool codename and I'll be ready for the X-men

Do you mean "agenesis" (in which a part of the body doesn't develop)? Am I correct in assuming this is the cause of your missing molar?


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