As Forrest Gump once brilliantly explained, “Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get.” Never has that statement rung more true than when it pertains to our family genetics!

While most family members share some serious resemblances, every day genetic marvels occur even within one single family unit. Whether short parents raise a child who sprouts into an NBA player or a pair of brunettes welcome a bouncing baby redhead into the world, genetics can be unpredictable.

As if we needed any more proof of just how bizarre they can be, these 14 photos will show you just how off the wall they truly are…

1. Believe it or not, these two gentlemen aren’t just best friends showing each other some love—they’re actual twin brothers! The man on the left captioned this photo on Instagram: “My twin brother is an Irishman, but I am not.”

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2. When the woman on the right posted this picture on Reddit, she wrote, “I am half-Asian and half-European, but I have red hair. How do you like the mixture?” She and her sister really do have the exact same features; one with a fair complexion and one who is more dark.

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3. When most people see photographs of this woman, they instantly think that her eyes have been digitally altered. But she assures everyone that they are not. Look at them up close—pretty spectacular, huh?

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4. They say there’s someone out there for everyone, and that’s never been more true than with these two folks who have the exact inverse of one another’s birthmarks. The odds of that happening have to be less than one in one billion.

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5. Redheads are so rare, you’d probably think there’s no way an entire family could all have red hair. Well, you’d be right, because everyone in this family is a ginger… except for two people: the grandmother and the aunt. They’re pretty easy to spot!

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6. What are the odds that two pairs of twins could meet each other and fall in love? Apparently, not bad! Just look at this family who did just that. When they had kids, however, one had a boy and the other had a girl.

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7. Distichiasis is the condition found in humans who grow two rows of eyelashes per eye. If you look closely, you’ll see there’s a distinct line between each set. Those people must get to make a lot of wishes when their lashes fall out!

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8. This is the largest entirely albino family in the whole world. Go on and count if you want, but there are 10 members. It’s pretty wild to imagine that what is typically a rare disorder could be so concentrated.

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9. The person who posted this photo to Reddit believes she’s pretty unique. In addition to being a redhead, she also has heterochromia, a condition that renders her two eyes completely different colors.

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10. “People always ask me what’s wrong with my eye. And I answer: sectoral heterochromia.” While heterochromia causes people to have different colored eyes, sectoral heterochromia causes that, but all within the same eye.

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11. These two have had a rough time trying to explain to their friends and strangers that they’re actually sisters. Their parents are of Irish and Italian descent, and each of them wound up with one distinct strand of that genetic makeup.

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12. When this young man posted this photo online, he wanted to set the record straight about his genetics, once and for all. He wrote “I am not an albino, and I am not a Melanesian. I am a light-eyed, light-haired, and dark-skinned person. I do exist.”

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13. These two young women have a hard enough time explaining to strangers that they’re sisters, but to top it off, it’s even harder to convince them that they’re twins! “No one believes that we are twin sisters, because I am black and Lucy is white.”

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14. Meet the man whose facial hair, eyebrows, and even his eyelashes have white sections, even though he himself is a redhead. While many people often ask whether he dyes them, he assures them it’s all natural.

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Wow, genetics sure can be unpredictable! You really never know what you’re going to get, do you?

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