Mom vs. Dad: What Did You Inherit?

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  • You are next Lol
    You are next Lol 9 hours ago

    1:44 I got it from my DADDY

  • BallyNaxx
    BallyNaxx 3 days ago

    so women go through the pain of having a child but dont get as much passed down

  • Voornaam Achternaam
    Voornaam Achternaam 3 days ago

    I’m adopted sory

  • Antonio Grazia
    Antonio Grazia 7 days ago


  • Talia Irace
    Talia Irace 9 days ago

    I recently learned in AP bio that the mitochondria have their own DNA and once was their own species and about the "mitochondria Eve"

  • Salome Janjghava
    Salome Janjghava 12 days ago

    2:09 i cracked up

  • Kixers Vlogs
    Kixers Vlogs 12 days ago

    I only look my dad can I have a maternity test plz

  • Episode Strks
    Episode Strks 15 days ago

    This is really true for me

  • PoppyTheTrashbag
    PoppyTheTrashbag 15 days ago

    roses are red i dont feel well

  • Karen Kearney
    Karen Kearney 16 days ago

    So why am I have my dad tapermet

  • Raja
    Raja 16 days ago

    I know I have more stuff from my mom

  • Gaming With Sloaneyboo
    Gaming With Sloaneyboo 18 days ago +1

    My face looks exactly like my dad's.
    When my great grandmother was little, she looked just like me.
    But, she's on my MOM'S SIDE!!

  • kevinlife
    kevinlife 21 day ago

    this want as helpful as I had hoped

  • Tazmania 77
    Tazmania 77 27 days ago

    Where do hooked noses and big noses come from? Or is it randomized?

  • Creiane Briones
    Creiane Briones 29 days ago

    I new all the parts of a cell when I was in third grade

  • BlondeMySelf Peace
    BlondeMySelf Peace Month ago

    I was pregnant at 16...

  • Emotional Robot
    Emotional Robot Month ago

    Thanks dad for the long toes!

  • Leo 21
    Leo 21 Month ago

    My relatives say i look a lot like my mom. My dad is 46 and he has very short hair probably he is balding but does that mean i will bald earlier, when i reach his age or will i be able to have normal hair like my mom has?

  • Andrew Smith
    Andrew Smith Month ago

    2:07 needed some distortion with more volume.

  • Lilly Playz Roblox
    Lilly Playz Roblox Month ago

    Actually men bald more.. My lips are big 😐 "From my dad". And I have my moms ears uhm I get my hearing from Dad more, I'm just like my mom when it comes to a brain I'm also a girl soo I'm More like my Dad but I'm a Female uhh

  • Sherry Wang
    Sherry Wang Month ago

    thanks for the depressing phase, mum.

  • Yami Hirugashi
    Yami Hirugashi Month ago

    Am I the only one that laughed at the "father spend more time with" and "healthier relationship" part?
    Guess mine missed the memo and decided to be abusive and abandon me instead.

  • James Smith
    James Smith Month ago +1

    I have a question about 0:25 - 0:35. Let me set up this question as follows: I am a MALE.
    So based on what I'm seeing in that time range, is it correct to assume if I conceive a DAUGHTER, and assuming there's no "allelic imbalance", she will share ZERO genes with MY father (because she will receive only the X chromosome from me; whereas I received only the Y-chromosome from my father), and will be genetically distinct from her own paternal grandfather? See what I mean? Seems strange to me. Can someone tell me if I'm misunderstanding that?

    • Declan Lees-Smith
      Declan Lees-Smith 25 days ago +1

      I believe (not any form of scientist) that we all have 23 chromosomes, all are X apart from one which is a Y for males, so out of 23 we've only got a 1/4 of a chromosome less than women. So I think that means that a fair amount of your father's genes would still pass to your daughter, I guess on average slightly less than a quarter although many will be subdominant or inactive. Not a scientist but I think that's how it works.

  • Star Wars Dude
    Star Wars Dude Month ago


  • AngelicWolf 2005
    AngelicWolf 2005 Month ago

    well I don't remember how my dad looks and people say I look like neither of my parents sooo 😅

  • bean
    bean Month ago +1

    aww yeah!
    i look like the girly version of my dad.

  • Artsy Stuff
    Artsy Stuff Month ago

    Hair from mom
    Face from mom
    Skin from dad
    Luv u

  • cute little panda
    cute little panda Month ago

    I barley see my dad and most of the day I feel depressed 😞

  • Jacki Rabbit
    Jacki Rabbit Month ago +1

    *【the powerhouse of the cell】*

  • Rasa Grebnickaitė
    Rasa Grebnickaitė Month ago

    Everyone is born a winner...
    And everyone who's born were the fastest *SPERM!!!!!*

  • Hannah Henzell
    Hannah Henzell Month ago

    I have red hair and blue eyes but no one in my immediate family has red hair OR blue eyes! Where did I get my genes from?

  • Trashy fandom spoon

    Then when you have no idea who your father is

  • Ruby-Anne Whitfield

    Any other colour blind ladies?

  • PugsRule987 ! ! !
    PugsRule987 ! ! ! Month ago

    I’m a girl, I look, think, act, and have the same talents as my dad.
    For example: Me and my dad can both, roll our tongues, bowl our tongues, and touch the tip of our tongues to the back of our tongues.
    the only thing me and my mom can both do is flip our tongues.
    But why can I do a three and four leaf clover with my tongue, and neither of my parents or my brother can.
    I also have my moms hair and eyes.
    Can someone tell me why?

  • AlexiaLeo V
    AlexiaLeo V Month ago

    2:07 I freaking died

  • Mara Wells
    Mara Wells 2 months ago

    Well that explains a lot. Although most of my expressed traits are from my dad despite being a girl.

  • The gaming Crane/ vlogs channel and more!

    Are u saying girls are sick and fat!?

  • Space Is Awesome
    Space Is Awesome 2 months ago

    I look more like my dad but I inherited these dark patches under my eyes from my mom :p

  • lara
    lara 2 months ago

    *powerhouse of the cell*

  • Hailey.B
    Hailey.B 2 months ago


  • Hanna W
    Hanna W 2 months ago

    I have an anxiety disorder. Im female. None of my parents have mental illness. My uncle is bipolar. There is no mental illness on my mothers side. How come I inherit mood disorders from my mother then?? I thought my anxiety disorder was linked to my fathers side.(uncle) *confused*

  • Carissa Jurczyk
    Carissa Jurczyk 2 months ago

    From my mom's side i got asian eyes and from mu dads side i got think polish eyebrows cuz im hapa haole

  • Giovanni Striano
    Giovanni Striano 2 months ago

    Dammit I don’t want my moms anxiety

  • G G
    G G 2 months ago

    Sponsored by a big DNA company? Fuuuuuuq now I don't feel confident trusting this video anymore...

  • Crystal Boucher
    Crystal Boucher 2 months ago

    My mother is colour blind and my sons father is as well and one of our sons is .... Hmm

  • Yung Charlie
    Yung Charlie 2 months ago

    1:58 speaking facts

  • Manuel Alcoser
    Manuel Alcoser 2 months ago

    Damn it mom

  • Lina Paulina
    Lina Paulina 2 months ago

    How can a female test her dna line completely from momand dad? Not just x chromosome?

  • Mollie Downie
    Mollie Downie 2 months ago

    At least I know where my red green colourblindness comes from now thanks mum AND dad 😐😂😂

  • JustAnotherTeen
    JustAnotherTeen 2 months ago

    mitochondria is a meme.

  • Rhinopocalypes
    Rhinopocalypes 2 months ago

    Dammit mom

  • Chicken Nugget Girl
    Chicken Nugget Girl 2 months ago

    I hate my mom..

  • Evie P
    Evie P 2 months ago

    ok but what if i never knew my father

  • KookiesForYou
    KookiesForYou 2 months ago

    I have my dad's eyes, and my sister my mom's greens

  • Polytherian2016
    Polytherian2016 2 months ago

    My dad has blue-green color blindness and I'm starting to develop it too

  • H B
    H B 2 months ago

    *side-eyes all my mental health medications* thanks mom

  • Ivan zFerAresz Flame Haze

    diabetes type 2, is more related to your father than to your mother.

  • Zandromeda
    Zandromeda 2 months ago

    Ok actually though...why did every teacher call it the powerhouse of the cell? It was so commonly called that, that it literally became a meme. This is just a weird thing to think about.

  • the trash the man
    the trash the man 2 months ago +1

    girl in the thumbnail ugly

  • libby123
    libby123 2 months ago

    I have a question:
    When i was younger i looked like my dads side of the family and my sister looked like my moms, now my sister looks like my dads and i dont look like either, why is this?

    REDandBLUEandORANGE 2 months ago

    All those facial areas are also influenced by FASD

  • Ray
    Ray 2 months ago

    I have depression. But that's from my father's side.

  • french fries
    french fries 2 months ago


  • Spacepasta
    Spacepasta 2 months ago

    "mood disorders may pass from mother to daughter" That explains ALOT

  • Ross
    Ross 2 months ago +1

    I look like, have a similar personality, and have the same interests as my mom, while my brother strongly resembles my dad and has the same exact likes, dislikes, and behaviors as him. My brother is like the mini version of my dad. This makes my dad favor my brother over me for sure. He’s the favorite for him. My sister is a good mix of my dad and my mom! She’s in the middle of them, while me and my brother are one or the other.

  • SOG_Light
    SOG_Light 2 months ago

    How about stuttering ): ;(

  • Mo Turtle Behvior Studies Kc

    I'd like to see the monkey with my mito dna lol.

  • StlBluesFan1231
    StlBluesFan1231 2 months ago

    Only my parents worst genes got together when I was made.

  • Lydia Aklilu
    Lydia Aklilu 2 months ago

    The powerhouse of the cell part scared me to death

  • arian Kazemzadeh
    arian Kazemzadeh 2 months ago

    you should've shouted LOUDER

  • AV Smith
    AV Smith 2 months ago +3

    *the power house of the cell*

  • Beyza Nur Şahin
    Beyza Nur Şahin 2 months ago

    1:08 - 1:22 That sounds like a joke. I have hard time believing it.

  • DancingCheese
    DancingCheese 3 months ago


  • DancingCheese
    DancingCheese 3 months ago

    Sorry, kids.

  • Cookie Crumbs
    Cookie Crumbs 3 months ago

    Please tell me at 0:21 it is all the same... I'm pretty sure it is but the animated person says it isn't....

  • Elena
    Elena 3 months ago

    Well shit I know it's a stereotype buy I REALLY don't want to be like my mother😛

  • Dark Axolotl
    Dark Axolotl 3 months ago


  • alright ok
    alright ok 3 months ago

    Inherited almost everything from my Dad

  • Annie Ryan
    Annie Ryan 3 months ago

    It is so weird, I look like a freakin clone of my mom but my taste and habits basically match that of my dad😝 also for the longest time I thought people were saying the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the SOUTH. And that it was a Canadian thing

  • Kelli Kocha
    Kelli Kocha 3 months ago

    I have almost everything from my dad. I don’t know if I got anything from my mom.

  • 本刀に村正
    本刀に村正 3 months ago +2

    i don't look anything like my sister
    i have white skin and i'm chinese looking
    she has dark skin and looks pacific islander
    i have severe myopia (-7 lenses)
    she has perfect eyes
    i confronted my mom and said "i'm not related to my sister. i don't think we have the same dads"
    my mom said "are you implying i was screwing around?"
    years later. my and my sister took a DNA test.
    it turns out we had the same biological dads. but we had different biological moms. my biological mom was chinese while her biological mom was filipino
    appearently. she faked my birth certificate and adopted me. put herself as my birth mother despite the fact i'm a blatantly different race from her.
    that's why i don't look like my mom. because she took me from my real mom.
    it's not possible for a negro couple to reproduce a caucasian child. it just not scientifically possible.

  • EliteAthlete15
    EliteAthlete15 3 months ago

    Would overactive sweating probably come from the dad?

  • FluteDellie
    FluteDellie 3 months ago +1


  • Ellie Grindley
    Ellie Grindley 3 months ago

    I’m more like my dad and I’m female

  • iseeflowers
    iseeflowers 3 months ago

    I still don’t get about balding. I see guys balding, have dads who are bald and their mom with full set of hair. And how about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia,from mom or dad’s side?

  • Random Vlogz
    Random Vlogz 3 months ago

    This is wrong because my dad and I are both scientists

  • brayan leal
    brayan leal 3 months ago

    This is why I'm so smart like my mama!!!

  • wavy jr
    wavy jr 3 months ago

    I look like my dad so i want commit suicide

  • Anastasia Pringz
    Anastasia Pringz 3 months ago

    im adopted so with me its like my birth parents gave me all this stuff not my actual ones

  • K-Mystro
    K-Mystro 3 months ago

    1:11 LOL totally opposite for me
    BECAUSE I’m so much like my dad we argue a lot we love each other still tho so I guess 50/50

  • MeNotYouIt'sMe
    MeNotYouIt'sMe 3 months ago +1

    Lol guess I won’t be healthy my dad left me

  • Jasmine Jewel
    Jasmine Jewel 3 months ago +1

    95% of my genes come from my dad’s side, and the rest from my mom. It’s weird that I look like my dad and my sister like my mom yet people always say we look like twins and it doesn’t help that our mom dressed us like twins till I was 8 and my sister 10. Now, she buys us clothes of the same style but different colours.

  • Mischievous Lady
    Mischievous Lady 3 months ago

    I looked exactly like my mom but my dad loved me so much. And I'm the 7th child, not the last though. So I guess that's why I act more like my dad than my mom.

    DERPYMC DERP 3 months ago

    I spend alot of time with my dad and I look alot like him. I also think like him.......

  • 巴天铎
    巴天铎 3 months ago


  • Keisha Mongoose
    Keisha Mongoose 3 months ago

    I got my moms looks and my dad passed down a form of dyspraxia (mines a little worse then his) but he still passed it down wich is posible but not thaf likely.

  • Flameh Cake
    Flameh Cake 4 months ago

    I got most of my genetic traits from my dad.

  • Gavin Davis
    Gavin Davis 4 months ago

    That’s weird because I got like 80% of my genetics from my dad

  • 10'000 subs without any videos challenge :3

    I look like my farther but he left 😐

  • itsoverbaka
    itsoverbaka 4 months ago

    **ThE pOwErHoUsE oF tHe CeLL**