I am 99.4 % European in case anyone wanted to know. 36.1 % German and 24.4 % English with a few other things thrown in to balance me out.
It is so easy to find out things these days – all you need to do is spit in a tube and send it off to be analyzed. I didn’t have any big surprises when I got the results back from my 23 and Me test because I knew my family came from Germany and England from what my parents had told me.
I find it fascinating what information can be gleaned from a little tube of spit. My profile shared the following with me. I know you are on the edge of your seats.
Compared to the average 23 and Me customers my DNA relatives are:
50% less likely to drink instant coffee
47% more likely to have red body or facial hair
44% more likely to have two differently sized feet
42% less likely to make New Year’s resolutions
29% more likely to have lived near a farm when they were young
27% more likely to own a dog
26% less likely to have had braces on their teeth
21% less likely to drink espresso drinks
16% more likely to drink tea (seems it should be higher)
10% more like to own a cat (again- seems like it should be higher)
14% more likely to have sweaty palms
16% less likely to be able to do a backbend kickover (if I knew what it was I would start practicing)
11% less likely to think the cilantro tastes like soap
10% less likely to be able to wiggle their nose
So there you have it. All the interesting facts I could dredge up to keep you entertained on this lovely Friday.
Tell me, have you done the DNA testing or know anyone who has? What have you learned that surprised you? Any big discoveries? Anything you wished you didn’t know? I think it is fascinating that people can track down relatives they had no idea they had because of these tests and I actually know someone who did just that.
Isn’t science amazing? Oh and in case you wondered – I am 0.4% West African.
Tell me your thoughts in the comments and remember to Comment for a Cause.