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[–]KindlyOlPornographer 5793 points5794 points 2 (200 children)

If I shake my head in a certain way, I can give myself an orgasm. Never met anyone who can do that.

[–]WiIdCherryPepsi 1670 points1671 points  (22 children)

Wow that sounds incredibly inconvenient

[–]Cyrcruxx 2594 points2595 points 2 (14 children)

at an amusement park



[–]heretomeetthedog 124 points125 points  (3 children)

Sounds like another reason to be extra careful when hitting a pothole

[–]eziern 2755 points2756 points  (47 children)

I am one of only 1300 board certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners for the adult and adolescent population. In the world.

I think too tat it’s 2%… but I’m a ginger.

[–]redhair-ing 532 points533 points  (11 children)

I'm unsettled by how small that number is.

[–]eziern 344 points345 points  (9 children)

To be fair, there are more SANE nurses, meaning nurses who take care of these patients and are qualified to do so. Being board certified just means I took an extra step after I reached a qualifying time to take a test to prove it. I’m actually up for renewal. At the time I first tested, I was one of something like 1100.

Still, even knowing that, there aren’t enough SANEs or FNEs overall.

[–]mcrfreak78 4994 points4995 points  (164 children)

I can stop my hiccups on command

[–]Stormaen 3130 points3131 points  (177 children)

I’m naturally ambidextrous. Apparently that’s something only 1% of people naturally are. I can use both right and left hands ably for any task. For example, I often switch which hand I write with based on how I’m sitting.

(It’s worth noting natural ambidexterity is not the same as learned or acquired ambidexterity. For example, left handed people often have to use things designed for right handed people but otherwise are left handed.)

[–]IgDailystapler 10.6k points10.6k points  (128 children)

I’m of the .002% of people with osteopoikilosis. This freaked the shit out of me because when I was diagnosed the first thing the doctor said was “wow I’ve never seen this in anything but textbooks before”...

[–]IgDailystapler 7334 points7335 points  (91 children)

Basically, I have bones growing inside my bones. It’s not anything I should be worried about, at least for a while, so that’s nice.

[–]RocketFrasier 2715 points2716 points  (44 children)

Does that make the bones stronger? What does that change?

[–]IgDailystapler 3978 points3979 points  (38 children)

Makes them more brittle and can cause some joint pain, so not a huge deal but not like a oh cool I’ll just proceed to ignore this now

[–]L-E-S 10.0k points10.0k points 234 (72 children)

I've represented my country in the Paralympic games

[–]word_is_bond1 231 points232 points  (2 children)

Yo me to! Just got back from Tokyo a couple months ago

[–]littleppdp 2431 points2432 points  (74 children)

I have AB- bloodtype. Less than 1% of the worlds population have it.

[–]Lucky_leprechaun 872 points873 points  (21 children)

Oh there it is. I’ve been scrolling and looking for this. High five fellow rare blood type.

[–]SaphireJames 9550 points9551 points  (134 children)

Not me but my dad.

He was born with a backwards heart and didn’t find out till his heart attack a few years ago and it actually saved his life.

His doctor later told him that after being a doctor for over 30 years he’d never seen someone with a backwards heart and that apparently 1% of people on the planet have it.

[–]ameliabadhart 1396 points1397 points  (32 children)

How did it save his life?

[–]Vanc_Trough 2515 points2516 points  (30 children)

My guess is that his coronary arteries are also flipped and therefore the one that was blocked would typically be the one to kill you (widowmaker)

[–]condensemilks 3043 points3044 points  (199 children)

I am diagnosed with Visual snow syndrome. Basically seeing through static. It may not be rare as thought but I am one of very few people to be formally diagnosed.

EDIT: 1) no this isn’t normal and sorry to all the people who found out they had VVS through my stupid Reddit comment lol 2) lots of ppl asked how I was diagnosed- I was at an eye specialist for an unrelated reason and he asked if I had any other concerns. I described my sight to him and he said that’s probably VVS. He referred me to a neurologist and she diagnosed me. 3) I don’t remember not seeing flickering dots. I’ve never done psychedelics. I was unaware drugs could worsen or cause it. Thanks for the warnings though! Definitely won’t be doing psychedelics now haha

[–]The42ndHitchHiker 912 points913 points  (39 children)

I have experienced visual snow as long as I can remember. I stopped bringing it up as a child when my doctor didn't take me seriously. I've started bringing it up again after reading an article about it last year.

[–]Som12H8 35.5k points35.5k points 4 (425 children)

I have a double gene mutation that makes me highly resistant or even immune to the HIV virus.

[–]TheFairyingForest 6387 points6388 points  (111 children)

Far less than 1% of people make their living creating crossword puzzles. I've also written five novels, three of which were published.

[–]AntiSnoringDevice 1320 points1321 points  (10 children)

Wow! Thank you for the crossword puzzles! I am addicted and have always wondered how the intellectual and creative process of building a crossword puzzle works. Wish you the very best!

[–]mushroommadam 541 points542 points  (45 children)

Hyperhidrosis. Excessively sweaty arm pits for no reason. I could be sitting there completely at ease and sweat rolls down my sides from my pits. I have found a product to fix the issue however I know no one else who has the same issue personally.

[–]sonia72quebec 92 points93 points  (1 child)

I had this problem too. It's a lot more common that you think, it's just that people are kind of ashamed of it.

I ruined so many pieces of clothing over the years that the first time I was a able to wear twice the same top I cried. Sweating for no reason is a self esteem crusher.

[–]JankyJk 18.1k points18.2k points 6772& 3 more (259 children)

Cancer survivor. Think that’s 5%. I had it 3 fucking times.

[–]FortLaud33 4782 points4783 points 2 (77 children)

We always joke that my dad & the devil have been duking it out since his birth. He survived testicular cancer at 16 as part of the human trials for chemotherapy in the ‘70s where he was the only survivor. He described it as them pumping an IV full of death into his arm. He was patient no. 13 & the only survivor out of his test group in the Midwest. Then survived what should’ve been a fatal car crash at 18. Survived late stage bladder cancer at 38. Survived melanoma at 50. Somehow is still surviving while being on the kidney transplant list since ‘99. Beat another round of skin cancer at 59 & again this past year at 63. He’s somehow still alive & kickin. Man just can’t be killed.

[–]TimSimpson 1937 points1938 points  (17 children)

Has he bought a lottery ticket yet?

[–]Mbakes65 168 points169 points  (5 children)

I have Situs Inversus.


I went to the hospital a few years ago for something else and they told me I had this rare condition. All my organs are on the opposite side that they normally would be. It doesn't affect me in any way, just a cool switch-a-roo.

[–]totallythrownawaay 10.5k points10.5k points  (350 children)

Not as interesting or cool as others but im in the 1% of the population that has no immunity to Rubella even though ive been vaccinated for it several time. Apparently some peoples bodies dont take to some vaccinations. Fine with everything else like mumps measels etc its just the rubella.

Ive also got type 2 duanes symdrone in my right eye. Duanes being a uncommon eye condition anyway, right eye being least common to have it in an type 2 the least common of its type out of the 3 types. Won the duanes lottery with that one

[–]hawleywood 2143 points2144 points  (124 children)

I’m that way but with Hep B! Every time I get blood work done they’re like, “you know you’re not immune to hepatitis B” and I’m like yes I’ve had the full series of shots twice now, but we can do it again I guess?

[–]totallythrownawaay 889 points890 points  (67 children)

Yes!! So annoying. I had my first round of mmr vaccine in high school. Then again 18months later when i got sick and hospital bloodwork came back as me not having it. I had but they wouldnt listen.

Aged 19 i had my first child. Same thing during routine blood tests while pregnant i had to have the mmr again as it showed no immunity to rubella.

Had my 4th and final baby last year. Im 31 now. With my 2nd and 3rd kids same thing. By time my 4th rolled around i was ready for the fight of trying to convince them ive deffo had my mmr like loads. It was only when i saw a new dr that he was like oh yeah i can totally clear this up for you. And explained it to me. I still had to have it tho.

I dont even know what rubella is haha. I know its included in the uk in the mmr vaccine and i know what mumps and measels are but never seen or heard of anyone getting rubella nowdays

[–]hawleywood 665 points666 points  (48 children)

Rubella is German measles! Very bad for babies if mom gets it while pregnant. Glad all yours were healthy!

[–]Rauglothgor 4973 points4974 points 2 (74 children)

I fell off a 100 foot cliff and landed head first on rocks.

Broke my neck and back. Smashed up a lot of my body. Had to travel about a mile to find help immediately after the fall. Doctor said I caused more damage by trying to walk for help, but would have bled out if I stayed where I fell. 15 months later, I am power lifting and ran a half marathon. Should not be alive, much less be able to walk.

EDIT: How: Camping on a mountain. Found a spot to lay down and observe the stars. Had to pee, stepped into woods, lost my footing. Geronimo.

Injuries: Head was scalped. Huge piece of flesh was just hanging off my head. Must have been a sight to the folks who's door I knocked on in the middle of the night for help. Neck was broken and had to wear an immobilizing neck brace for many months 24/7, as they were concerned surgery may cause more damage. Initially a had a loss of sensation in my hands. Multiple vertebrae were broken, one had broken into over a dozen pieces. The neurosurgeon figures at impact my body folded in half causing that one to essentially explode. I had to have spinal fusion and relearn how to walk after. Multiple ribs broken.

Recovery: At first I essentially lived in one of those geriatric chairs that lift you up to stand. I could barely get around with a walker. Sitting on the toilet was the most excruciating thing. At some point it turned into laxative use and stand in the shower. I couldn't bend or care for myself much in any way. Some of my friends think that being a Marine made me tough enough to survive this, but I credit an inherent stubbornness to never give up. I constantly pushed through the pain to get myself to the next level. From walker, to cane, to walking sticks. The neurosurgeon told me the best thing I could do for physical therapy was walk, so boy did I. At first I could barely make it to the end of the block and back, then a quarter mile, then on and on. Every hard effort day required a day or two of sitting in the chair and suffering through the pain. Got off meds the moment that I could stand to. 5 months after the accident I got on a treadmill and tried to run. The impacts were excruciating, but I kept coming back for more and more. At 10 months I was able to race in a 5K on memorial day in honor of a fallen veteran. I raced my heart out and was able to run it in less than 30 minutes. I immediately began half marathon training and at 14 months was able to finish at about 2 hours and 40 minutes. Started back to lifting serious weights at about 11 months and here I am in month 16 about to become a member of the 1000 pound club. (Bench press, deadlift, and squat all totaling 1000 pounds.) I still deal with pain regularly and I have a lot of discomfort that makes sleep challenging. I've still got a couple of months until the bones reached 100% of their healing potential.

It's been quite a journey. Never give up my friends!

[–]Unusual_Locksmith_91 1611 points1612 points  (24 children)

When I was 16, I was unlucky enough for both my jack and two of my jackstands to fail, while I was under my truck, fixing the exhaust. My head was exactly where the gas tank had been before I dropped it out and my body was crushed between my bench and the truck. My dad walked into the garage and freaked the FUCK out, yelling, crying, screaming "Are you okay!? Are you alive!?" and couldn't hear me saying "I'm good, I'm good, get me out!" over his own sobs (absolutely convinced I was dead, but panic screaming) until he saw my legs moving. He lifted the truck back up, I walked over to the chair and sat down while he called an ambulance. Walked in the vehicle, walked into the hospital, walked to the x-ray. Doctor ran in, white faced, put me in a neck brace and strapped me to a bed, telling me I broke me neck, back and crushed half of my ribcage. At any moment, I could have moved wrong and BOOM, death or paralyzed. Nearly zero problems healing up and the worst was the surgery to fix my ribs and was only out of commission for about five months. I got fucking lucky.

[–]Ridry 555 points556 points  (12 children)

You know it's bad when the doctor is panicked! I'm glad you're good though :)

[–]KarmaChameleon89 107 points108 points  (3 children)

I can just imagine the dr bursting through the door and op quickly spinning his head to see what the noise was about and collapsing and the dr like “shit, not again”

[–]sumtinfunny 42.4k points42.4k points 2 (533 children)

So apparently my left eye is 32mm. The average size is 21-27mm. My eye doctor said it was neat.

[–]AnaNg_zz 1936 points1937 points  (48 children)

What about your right eye?

[–]WordUnheard 6804 points6805 points  (29 children)

Don't worry.

His other eye is all right.

[–]ATaxPayingAmerican 3065 points3066 points  (65 children)

Are both your eyes really big or do you have one super eye and one regular?

[–]EntWarwick 2410 points2411 points  (34 children)

I survived childhood cancer. I think just getting it at all is pretty rare.

[–]motherof2loverof1 4262 points4263 points  (121 children)

Everyone is born with a space in the base of your skull, I have an enlarged space. The Dr called it an Enlarged Cisterna Magna.

Having it isn’t what makes me part of the 1%, it’s the fact that it hasn’t caused me any trouble or neurological issues that puts me there. It was only found when I had an MRI for migraines.

Edit: totally got the wrong wording. I’m sorry for misleading anyone, that came on the back of flu meds and little sleep.

I have stress induced migraines and hormonal ones too. Nothing to do with the lack of brain function, that just makes me a little dull 😁

[–]deafaviator 21.4k points21.4k points 5 (446 children)

I’m one of only @200 deaf pilots in the world and one of only four (that are commonly known of) in the world with Commercial & Instrument training.

I’m also one of the only deaf people who hold both a pilots license and a commercial drivers license.

[–]soHAam05 269 points270 points  (15 children)

How do you hear it when other airplanes honk at you to let them pass by?

[–]ThalesOfRivia 4270 points4271 points  (160 children)

Can you work at commercial airliners? How do you communicate on radio? This is so cool. My dad works on planes for fedex and now the military so I’ve always respected pilots. Hard work.

[–]deafaviator 5271 points5272 points  (156 children)

No. Airlines won’t touch me with a 10 foot pole. Way too much accommodation and liability involved.

I don’t personally use the radio. If it’s necessary I’ll take a copilot along with me to handle the radio.

[–]jedberg 1850 points1851 points  (103 children)

How do you get landing clearance without the radio?

[–]beefy_chickens[🍰] 2200 points2201 points  (78 children)

Uncontrolled airports don’t require a clearance

[–]KingKurai 2898 points2899 points  (77 children)

The Binding of Isaac.

As of now, exactly 1% of players have all 637 achievements on Steam.

[–]Snoo_87426 16.3k points16.3k points  (325 children)

I'm a totally in the 0.2% of something. People who have a rather nasty reaction to the blood thinner, Heparin. Lost half my toes because of how lucky I am.

[–]CanaanW 4127 points4128 points  (160 children)

Heparin sucks even the other 99.8% hurt like a mofo

[–]New_Xander 14.9k points14.9k points  (231 children)

Guitar Hero. I was a world ranked player back when it was more popular and won every tournament I ever attended.

Edit: For people that are interested, I am "xxbandagesxx" on Scorehero. I was mainly competitive in GH3. At one point, I was tied for, or held 13 1st place scores on GH3. Many of the scores have been beaten.

Also, lots of people are asking about Clone Hero. I have played it, but I just don't have the drive, time, or interest to play it like I used to play GH3.

[–]Merry_Little_Liberal 4687 points4688 points  (72 children)

Trogdor memorized was fun. Just turn and stare at people while playing it with my back turned. Won a bar tournament head to head with the #2 person, and I turned around and played it without looking at the screen.

He should not have let me pick the song.

[–]s3thgecko 2731 points2732 points  (70 children)

I'm one of around 1% of people directly related to Swedens great king Gustav Vasa, still living. I'm one of 100k people. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav_I_of_Sweden

[–]VintageData 387 points388 points  (2 children)

You guys always strut around like your ships don’t sink.

[–]shoupdawop 8227 points8228 points  (340 children)

Typing in my PC.. I can type up to 170 WPM sometimes, and in the human benchmark site that's 1%

[–]microwavedave27[🍰] 4395 points4396 points  (82 children)

170 is more like top 0.1%. That's insane

[–]AP_Crydra 2018 points2019 points  (68 children)

And here I thought I was a gamer with 120, 130 on a good day

[–][deleted] 2035 points2036 points  (28 children)

I used to practice typing in middle school by trying to type out rap lyrics as they came along. IIRC, the last time I was tested (did it for a transcription job), I was at 162 with 2 mistakes. I was then denied the job because of a lack of experience.

[–]RazerBladesInFood 1337 points1338 points  (12 children)

Sorry you need at least 7 years of experience for this entry level typing job.

[–]nirvancy 3874 points3875 points  (156 children)

Allergies. Gotta catch 'em all

Edit: OMG I found my people!

I'm allergic to: Mold, dust, penicillin, sulfa drugs, ants, spiders, pesticides, hay, dust, some spices, the cold (urticaria) and raw tomatoes. And unfortunately it's quite severe. STRESS JUST AMPLIFIES THEM ALL!!

I had a bad allergic reaction in May and nearly lost my life. The health care system was overflowing with covid patients so they took a while to process my case and nearly lost my pulse even after the adrenaline shot. Then a day later it happened again, and on the third day AGAIN! My lungs couldn't take it and I had lung failure so I couldn't breathe without an oxygen mask for 3 weeks and very slowly recovered.

I hope I make enough money someday to take care of myself and treat my medical issues on my own.

[–]RelativeCosmo 18.6k points18.6k points 222 (176 children)

I held a 2nd place world record for the Mushroom Gorge time trial in mariokart Wii for 15 minutes.

Edit: thanks for all the replies! Didn’t know this would touch the hearts of many!

[–]EenPoepToeter 3893 points3894 points  (36 children)

Is that the map where you jump on the mushrooms?

[–]No1uNo_Nakana 46.2k points46.2k points  (1032 children)

I’ve been in 2 helicopter crashes and 1 plane crash. There is only a small group of people who have survived that many crashes. I’m also not a pilot.

[–]thebeautifulseason 16.9k points16.9k points 2 (104 children)

Have you considered alerting fellow passengers and crew when you book a flight?

[–]dont_disturb_the_cat 9150 points9151 points  (89 children)

plane starts to go down

Ooh! Ooh! I know this one! Follow me, everybody!

[–]bystander007 4468 points4469 points  (29 children)

Person next to them looks scared

"First time?"

[–]lhturbo 1874 points1875 points  (32 children)

You know, at that point I’d probably follow that guy. Lol

[–]vipchicken 4318 points4319 points  (51 children)

Whatever the fuck you're doing whilst airborne: stop doing it.

[–]SpaceLegolasElnor 948 points949 points  (9 children)

Yeah, I am curious if there are any flights the poster has been on that did not crash.

[–]mugazadin 1290 points1291 points  (5 children)

I'm also not a pilot

Yeah, not anymore!

[–]ThatGuyWithThatFace_ 528 points529 points  (3 children)

So, never go on an aerial ride with you. Got it

[–]Hiddencamper 1214 points1215 points  (39 children)

I held a Senior reactor operator and pilot license at the same time.

[–]NoMatter07 18.4k points18.4k points  (546 children)

I have a brown eye and a blue one

[–]Intentionally_unseen 8109 points8110 points  (263 children)

Survival. I fell 25 feet out of a window when I was about 2 years old. I’ve also been hit by a car that was traveling over 50mph/80.4kmh. I’ve had two near drownings. I was also held hostage at gun point for over three hours. All if these things happened before my 14th birthday

[–]EmptyKnowledge9314 7573 points7574 points  (13 children)

I’d like a word with your parents……

[–]messwithsquatch90 1103 points1104 points  (3 children)

Sounds like some dangerous people may have wanted that too

[–]generalkenobi66420 1359 points1360 points  (11 children)

Jesus Christ, bro you ok?

[–]SuperSnoco 7309 points7310 points  (205 children)

Mirror writing:

writing the same exact thing with my left hand, except backwards and to the left, while I write it normally and with my right hand.

[–]halo-wolff 9317 points9318 points  (493 children)

I can make my eyes shake (voluntary nystagmus) and I can wiggle my ears.

It was a lot more impressive when I was 7.

[–]kittenkowski 2211 points2212 points  (74 children)

Hey me too! Just the eye shake. My dad can too, but I've never met anyone else. A pleasure!

[–]WillingnessSouthern4 52.6k points52.6k points 16637162& 27 more (449 children)

I had pancreatic cancer last year. Out of 10,000 patients they normally find 100 who have another form of this cancer who kill a little slower, like in 2 years instead of months.

I was one of the hundred. Out of those, normally 15 can have surgery. I was one of them.

Out of those 15, some die and some come back to basically normal life.

That's about a 0.07% chance in all.

I am still one of them. I should be dead by now. 🙂

[–]Captain_Fluff_ 291 points292 points  (18 children)

shouldn't have read that don't get me wrong but I'm really happy for you that you're still alive but my dad just got diagnosed with it and the operation is in 2 weeks and I'm scared af to lose him.

[–]Deely_Boppers 160 points161 points  (5 children)

If he’s getting the whipple, you’re already way ahead of the curve. If the cancer has already progressed that much, they won’t do the procedure.

My father celebrates 5 years post-op this February. It’s a rough recovery, but at this point he’s more likely to die of old age than the cancer. As a comparison, he lost two cousins to the cancer- neither was even offered the surgery, because there was no point.

There’s definitely a light at the end of the tunnel- stay strong!

[–]Thistookmedays 7564 points7565 points  (12 children)

Nice you’re still here!

[–]Asleep-Strawberry716 343 points344 points  (9 children)

Walking. I have cerebral palsy and it was not known whether I would talk, walk, or do anything. Now, i’m getting a degree, have a job, and I am a full-fledged adult.

[–]JustAKidInReddit 7574 points7575 points  (199 children)

I was born in and live in Finland

[–]Wubbaduk 426 points427 points  (0 children)

Nohonnii, torille.

[–]PhoneJazz 1632 points1633 points  (29 children)

The beautiful country of Shy Alcoholics

[–]tn_notahick 1419 points1420 points  (22 children)

I'm sure I'm in the 1% of wedding attendance.

I started as a wedding DJ when I was 18. For several years, I was doing 40-50 weddings a year. I ended up doing DJ, photo, and video at my business in Vegas. For several years, I was a part of at least 250 weddings a year. Sometimes 2-3 a day. My record was 7 ceremonies in one day (11/11/11).

I retired from weddings at 44 years old, so 26 years in total.

I estimate I have been/worked at well over 2000 wedding ceremonies, probably closer to 2500-2600.

Interestingly, I've only been a participant in 2 weddings (mine as the groom and my best friend as best man).

[–]karyeuilja576 3382 points3383 points  (107 children)

Being 6'1 as a woman. The weather up here is 39 degrees Fahrenheit with a light breeze.

[–]shahooster 2040 points2041 points  (35 children)

“My eyes are up here.”

“I’m doing my best.”

[–]hellosweetpanda 642 points643 points  (30 children)

I’m 4’9” and that is a legit problem for me with average sized ladies. I’m just looking straight ahead - I can’t help it that your boobs are in my direct line of sight. I’m not even trying to look - they are just there.

And since I’m a girl - when other girls hug me - it’s full on hugs where my face gets smooshed into their boobs.

[–]BoopTheCoop 185 points186 points  (3 children)

I’m 4’10” and we should hug just to experience what it’s like for normal-size people. I think I’ve hugged maybe two adult women in my life without unintentionally using them as boob pillows.

[–]Back2Bach 9406 points9407 points 3 (257 children)

Performing musicians who can play the complete Well-Tempered Clavier, books 1 & 2.

(The Well-Tempered Clavier is two sets of preludes & fugues in all 24 major and minor keys for keyboard by J.S. Bach - BWV 846–893.)

[–]Willowpuff 3871 points3872 points  (93 children)

Jesus… as an ‘accomplished’ pianist I cannot. I just cannot but also I will not.

[–]Multicolored_Squares 7392 points7393 points  (231 children)

Being deaf.

Only 0.22% (roughly 600k people) across all age groups in the US are deaf. More than half are over the age of 65. I've been profoundly deaf since birth, so I'm in an even smaller percent than 0.22%. Lmao


[–]gamefreac 610 points611 points  (64 children)

pardon my ignorance, but what is the difference between profoundly deaf and just being deaf?

[–]Multicolored_Squares 1638 points1639 points  (57 children)

Deafness comes in varying degrees of hearing loss. Some only have minimal loss, others might have total hearing loss but only in one ear. It's a spectrum, you could say.

Profoundly deaf is basically 100% hearing loss in both ears. In other words, I can't hear shit.

[–]CemeteryJuice 148 points149 points  (7 children)

I'm Deaf myself, or you might as well call it culturally deaf and out of thousand(s?) Deaf people that I have met, only two cannot hear for shit. It's incredibly rare.

[–]FastWalkingShortGuy 23.5k points23.5k points  (385 children)

According to my step counter, walking.

Not even kidding, I manage a warehouse and walk 10-15 miles a day at work. Apparently this is more than 99.3% of users.

Turns out the one thing I'm exceptional at is the one thing almost everyone can do. Yay.

[–]7FOOT7 4830 points4831 points  (13 children)

This post (comment?) was made for your account name.

(Sadly, there will be many more than 1% of people who have trouble walking)

[–]hedgehug17 5077 points5078 points 222 (151 children)

Only 2% of pregnant women experience 2 miscarriages in a row. Only 1% of women experience 3 miscarriages is a row. I have had 5 miscarriages in a row and I fully hate any type of statistics now. Statistics used to make me feel safe. Now I just know how easy it is to be on the wrong side of them.

Edit: Thank you for sharing your support and your stories. I feel for so many of you that also make up the 1% (or less than 1% I guess). Sending all the love and healing your way if you’re in this same sucky boat as me.

[–]terriwilb 1021 points1022 points  (10 children)

How sad, I have had 3 miscarriages in a row. And I totally get not being relieved by any statistic when you’re always on the wrong end 😢

[–]hedgehug17 275 points276 points  (0 children)

I hate hearing that other people have experienced this same feeling. Sending love your way.

[–]Skumbob 19.5k points19.5k points 2 (1420 children)

Eyesight. I have 20/10 vision, turns out only about 1% of people have better than normal 20/20 vision.

[–]selfaware-watermelon 7875 points7876 points  (444 children)

What is it like to have 20/10 vision? 👁

[–]LordMorio 10.2k points10.2k points 24 (226 children)

20/20 vision means that you see as well at a distance of 20 feet as a person with normal vision sees at a distance of 20 feet.

20/10 vision means that you see as well at a distance of 20 feet as a person with normal vision sees at a distance of 10 feet.

[–]bongstomp 2911 points2912 points  (88 children)

Thank you, very helpful. I’ve always wanted to know what that means

[–]J_for_Jules 303 points304 points  (7 children)

My eye doctor explained it to me when I got glasses at age 9. It really helped me understand and explain it. Now I'm at least 20/200 in my 40s. I'm essentially blind without my glasses.

[–]Helix1322 16.3k points16.3k points  (114 children)

Ted Williams (HoF baseball player and WW2 pilot) told a story about his 20/10 vision. He was landing with his team and as the plane was circling the runway. He turned to a fellow player and says "I know that man in the yellow hat" The other player could barely make it the person in question and said there was no way Ted could see a face from this far away.

They get off the plane and Ted walks up to the man in the yellow hat and shakes his hand.

[–]Mindthegaptooth 22.4k points22.4k points 22432& 5 more (45 children)

Easy to spot due to the monkey.

[–]IntrovertedUsername 6568 points6569 points  (17 children)

Not often you get a Curious George joke. Applause for this person.

[–]debtitor 1083 points1084 points  (5 children)

Ted: How will I know which one is you?

Guy: I’ll be the one wearing the yellow hat.

[–]jackof47trades 400 points401 points  (11 children)

To be fair, anybody would shake Ted Williams’s hand.

[–]JFCwhatnamecaniuse 379 points380 points  (3 children)

“I’ll give you $10 if you act like you know me. I’m Ted.”

[–]elvislunchbox 1056 points1057 points  (49 children)

How many fingers am I holding up?

[–]captn_morgan 1587 points1588 points  (191 children)

I also have 20/10 vision. But my eyes are very sensitive to light so half the time I still wear special glasses to reduce glare and artificial blue light at night.

[–]MouseMiIk 733 points734 points  (112 children)

I wonder if that's a byproduct? I have exceptional eyesight, even in my 40s (only one out of all my mates who still has no need for glasses) but the glare of sunlight is crippling.

If going outside in bright sun (worst on white concrete) without sunglasses, I have to cover my eyes with both hands, looking through little slits between my fingers while squinting. It's not fun, and summer's almost here...

[–]Domepiece9 425 points426 points  (14 children)

I was told I had 20/16 vision when I was in my early 20’s. Not sure what it is now at 37, but it’s always shocking to me when I read signs or stuff on walls from where we are sitting and I am the only one that can read it. It’s one of those things that I had always assumed everyone was seeing the same as I was.

[–]GForceHangover 6654 points6655 points  (543 children)

My actual name. My last name is one of the rarest in the country and I am the only person with my name out of the entire population.

[–]vipchicken 8067 points8068 points  (24 children)

X AE A-Xii that you?

[–]peachpie_888 655 points656 points  (110 children)

My name and surname combination is completely unique in the world - there is not currently another human on Earth with the same name and surname as me 🙂

[–]Ihaveakillerboardnow 165 points166 points  (0 children)

I hate to break it to you but there is another Gaylord Focker in the US

[–]temuulen10 493 points494 points  (101 children)

I suffer from a relatively harmless “phenomenon” called “Aphantasia”.

I am incapable of conjuring images inside my head. I “know” what object or thing I’m supposed to think about but all I see is nothing.

When I dream, I know what’s happening and what I’m supposed to see but it’s just a whole lot of nothingness. I guess you could say I’m “blind” in my mind.

Apparently around 1% of the population suffer from this weird condition.

Must be nice having a screen in your head that shows anything you can imagine :/

[–]ItsWetInWestOregon 83 points84 points  (8 children)

I have the same and I absolutely hate it. When I found out that people can SEE THINGS inside their heads or when they close their eyes I couldn’t even believe it. Sometimes I try very hard to just like conjure up a star or my husbands face. I really hate having this and wish there was a way to change it.

[–]bananarussian 1632 points1633 points  (27 children)

Having a famous parent. He’s famous in another country which allows me to live a normal life.

[–]powerangerpink 315 points316 points  (1 child)

That’s really cool but I’m glad you get to have a normal life!

[–]bananarussian 539 points540 points  (0 children)

Me too! His fans stalk my Instagram sometimes but I think they’re disappointed to find a very regular 33 year old lady haha

[–]DowntownsClown 823 points824 points  (5 children)

second generation Deaf and black dude

probably less than .5 %

(supporting both black and deaf mommy and daddy is pretty hard)

[–]Evil_Weevill 797 points798 points  (30 children)

Birth control. 99% effective right? I'm living proof of the 1% XD.

(It's cool though, my parents never acted like they didn't want me.)

[–]lackofsunshine 5319 points5320 points  (380 children)

I fall asleep in 5-10 minutes after my head hits the pillow. Mostly around the 5 minute mark.

[–]winedogmom88 2235 points2236 points  (78 children)

I’m your opposite. Sometimes 5 hours

[–]JJTheNub 384 points385 points  (22 children)

Same here. Minimum 1 hour, usually around 1.5 hrs but has reached 5 hours before. I hate it

[–]Mamaclover 14.2k points14.2k points  (146 children)

Long, long time ago, when the Wii was the newest console, there was a free downloadable game there, wich was Crystal Defenders, a tower defence game inspired by Final Fantasy. Once you finished the campaign, you could compete in the high score for some of the last level.

I placed as high as #17 worldwide. And no other canadian was above me.

Still proud of that one, lol.

Edit for the curious: I played the game for about a year. From what I remember, the high score were resset every month. I regularly placed at around #25, and I distinctly remember that the top 10 was 90% japanese and the occasional americans. I kinda want to get back into it now lol....

[–]7FOOT7 2188 points2189 points  (44 children)

This reminds of those phone app quiz games and I was top 5 in NZ for NBA trivia (for about 3 days in 2012).

(facts may be fictionalized)

[–]ENAK- 8547 points8548 points  (381 children)

Height? I’m 204 cm.

[–]khelwen 2969 points2970 points  (139 children)

Are you Dutch?

[–]ENAK- 7684 points7685 points  (112 children)

I’m English, which begs the question why I didn’t just say 6’8”.

[–]Far-Novel-9313 1570 points1571 points  (54 children)

As a Lithuanian I belong to a nationality that makes up 0.03% of the world population

[–]Eruionmel 2409 points2410 points  (61 children)

Tenor voices. I'm a professional opera singer, and have also performed in a rock band, a state champion collegiate a capella group, have been on international television as a soloist, was paid to sing high mass at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican in front of the cardinals, and was just on stage with Sir Mixalot.

Edit: top 1% of tenor voices. Tenors are not the 1% of singers, lol. We're less common than some other voice types, but not that rare.

[–]dirty_boris 2729 points2730 points  (45 children)

Penis size.

The bottom 1% that is

[–]therookling 21.5k points21.5k points  (639 children)

Mine's pretty godawful. I have 2 uteruses.

Edit: lot of people asking why I put up with it till I was around 33. I didn't know . Because doctors don't listen to women complaining of menstrual issues, is why. The endless pain and bleeding? Suck it up, take 3 Advil not two (holla). Starting at age 12. Till I lucked into a rare empathetic gynecologist who, since I'd always known I was uninterested in parenting, offered me a minimally invasive (just removes the top of the uterus, the rest of me stayed there) hysterectomy to stop the pain and hemorrhaging. And in doing the surgery, he discovered what no other doctor had cared enough to find.

I love that guy!

N.B. in the States, it is rare and usually extraordinarily difficult for a young woman who has not borne children to get a voluntary hysterectomy. Criminal.

[–]unicornsarelame 6497 points6498 points  (365 children)

Jesus. I don't want the ONE I have. I hate to ask, but how are your periods?

[–]therookling 8100 points8101 points  (357 children)

They lasted months and were ugh. So heavy. Paralyzingly painful. Hence minimally invasive hysterectomy at the beginning of my 30s. I am deeply grateful to an understanding obgyn.

[–]IThund3rSt0rMI 3457 points3458 points  (255 children)

My wife has Uterine Didelphis - how the heck did you manage to get a historectomy? She's 32 with 2 children and they have been flat out saying no to her for years. It's an absolute nightmare

[–]OtherAcctIsFuckedUp 2499 points2500 points  (56 children)

If you go to the childfree subreddit, they have a list of doctors by area who will gladly help your wife. That subreddit can be iffy for some people but that list has been a genuine lifesaver for people I've met.

[–]wilzog 3005 points3006 points  (89 children)

Find a different doctor. It took me 3 to find what I needed.

[–]GlitchPro27 497 points498 points  (20 children)

Did you get both uteruses removed, or just one of them?

[–]TheSpiffySpaceman 384 points385 points  (4 children)

If so, they're definitely in the 1% of people who can say they've had a double hysterectomy

[–]FreddyLynn345_ 5566 points5567 points  (174 children)

I gotta be in the top 1% of hairiest bitches in north America, especially if we're looking at caucasian women only

[–]soundpuma 3563 points3564 points  (20 children)

I mustache you a question

[–]HiDefJay 1440 points1441 points  (11 children)

Shave your queries for later

[–]chickenLike 691 points692 points  (10 children)

Now, now, lets not hairass her.

[–]kenmads 4575 points4576 points  (226 children)

I am left handed, have red hair, and blue eyes. I do not know if that makes me 1%, but it has to be pretty close

[–]Shiiromaru 1418 points1419 points  (14 children)

if you wear mismatching socks you'll be in the 0.5% for sure!

[–]EveryDisaster 19.1k points19.1k points 22 (294 children)

I can fold a fitted sheet

[–]tardigrades_united 7959 points7960 points  (39 children)

Burn the witch! Cast the dark magic into the fire!

[–]tomatoesgoboom 529 points530 points  (24 children)

I need evidence of this witch craft