What would the world be like if we were ALL THE SAME? Nothing would distinguish you from anyone else No one would stand out, no one would be able to recognize or identify you, and everyone would all be exactly the same! (Hulk doesn’t DO boring) WHAT MAKES US ALL DIFFERENT? It is in our Genes! No, not Jeans, GENES! What in the world are Genes? Genes are your basic unit of heredity that carry traits from your parents, to you! Believe It or Not……. You share 49.99% of your genes with the person next to you. The rest make you uniquely “YOU!” What Do Your Genes Determine? BALDNESS LACTOSE INTOLERENCE WEIGHT ACNE EYE COLOR HAIR COLOR HEART DISEASE WEIGHT COLOR BLINDNESS VISION CERTAIN CANCERS DIMPLES SHAPE CERTAIN DISEASES MENTAL ABILITIES TALENT And much more! Sometimes, genes “mutate” creating even more distinct differences among people and animals. How cool is that?! Believe It or Not….. Some mutations occur because of natural causes, while others are caused by environmental causes such as pollution A Two-Legged Giraffe? A Two-Trunked Elephant? Can you BELIEVE this?! So, ask yourself THIS question… Why do people make fun of differences when we are ALL 50.01% different??? RIPLEY’S WANTS YOU TO EMBRACE YOUR INNER ODD! AND MAKE YOUR SCHOOL A Appreciate the things that make us all different Because if we were all the same… What would be fun about THAT?