Mom vs. Dad: What Did You Inherit?

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  • Hannah Henzell
    Hannah Henzell 6 hours 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
    Trashy fandom spoon 20 hours ago

    Then when you have no idea who your father is

  • Ruby-Anne Whitfield

    Any other colour blind ladies?

  • PugsRule987 ! ! !
    PugsRule987 ! ! ! 2 days 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 4 days ago

    2:07 I freaking died

  • Mara Wells
    Mara Wells 5 days ago

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


    Are u saying girls are sick and fat!?

  • Space Is Awesome
    Space Is Awesome 5 days ago

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

  • lara
    lara 5 days ago

    *powerhouse of the cell*

  • Hailey.B
    Hailey.B 5 days ago


  • Hanna W
    Hanna W 5 days 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 5 days 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 6 days ago

    Dammit I don’t want my moms anxiety

  • G G
    G G 6 days ago

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

  • Crystal Boucher
    Crystal Boucher 8 days ago

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

  • Yung Charlie
    Yung Charlie 8 days ago

    1:58 speaking facts

  • Manuel Alcoser
    Manuel Alcoser 8 days ago

    Damn it mom

  • Lina Paulina
    Lina Paulina 9 days ago

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

  • Mollie Downie
    Mollie Downie 11 days ago

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

  • JustAnotherTeen
    JustAnotherTeen 11 days ago

    mitochondria is a meme.

  • Rhinopocalypes
    Rhinopocalypes 13 days ago

    Dammit mom

  • Chicken Nugget Girl
    Chicken Nugget Girl 16 days ago

    I hate my mom..

  • Evie P
    Evie P 16 days ago

    ok but what if i never knew my father

  • KookiesForYou
    KookiesForYou 17 days ago

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

  • Polytherian2016
    Polytherian2016 19 days ago

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

  • H B
    H B 24 days 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 24 days 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 27 days ago

    girl in the thumbnail ugly

  • libby123
    libby123 27 days 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 29 days ago

    All those facial areas are also influenced by FASD

  • Ray
    Ray Month ago

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

  • french fries
    french fries Month ago


  • Spacepasta
    Spacepasta Month ago

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

  • Ross
    Ross Month 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.

  • Faith
    Faith Month ago

    How about stuttering ): ;(

  • Mo Turtle Behvior Studies Kc

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

  • StlBluesFan1231
    StlBluesFan1231 Month ago

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

  • Lydia Aklilu
    Lydia Aklilu Month ago

    The powerhouse of the cell part scared me to death

  • arian Kazemzadeh
    arian Kazemzadeh Month ago

    you should've shouted LOUDER

  • AV Smith
    AV Smith Month ago +2

    *the power house of the cell*

  • Beyza Nur Şahin
    Beyza Nur Şahin Month ago

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

  • DancingCheese
    DancingCheese Month ago


  • DancingCheese
    DancingCheese Month ago

    Sorry, kids.

  • Cookie Crumbs
    Cookie Crumbs Month 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 Month ago

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

  • Dark Axolotl
    Dark Axolotl Month ago


  • MemePerson 9000
    MemePerson 9000 Month ago

    Inherited almost everything from my Dad

  • Annie Ryan
    Annie Ryan Month 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 Month 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 Month ago +1

    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 Month ago

    Would overactive sweating probably come from the dad?

  • FluteDellie
    FluteDellie Month ago +1


  • Ellie Grindley
    Ellie Grindley Month ago

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

  • iseeflowers
    iseeflowers Month 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 Month ago

    This is wrong because my dad and I are both scientists

  • brayan leal
    brayan leal Month ago

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

  • wavy jr
    wavy jr Month ago

    I look like my dad so i want commit suicide

  • Anastasia Pringz
    Anastasia Pringz Month ago

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

  • K-Mystro
    K-Mystro Month 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 Month ago +1

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

  • Jasmine Jewel
    Jasmine Jewel Month 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 Month 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 Month 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 Month ago


  • Keisha Mongoose
    Keisha Mongoose 2 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 2 months ago

    I got most of my genetic traits from my dad.

  • Gavin Davis
    Gavin Davis 2 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 2 months ago

    **ThE pOwErHoUsE oF tHe CeLL**

  • eclipse_on_yt
    eclipse_on_yt 2 months ago

    my mom has anxiety and my dad had depression

    *i was screwed no matter what*

  • Min Yoongles
    Min Yoongles 2 months ago

    My brother and I blame my dad for hairy arms

  • Nerd fox
    Nerd fox 2 months ago

    I'm female and I'm pretty much all my dada I'm 8

  • Jonathan Lird
    Jonathan Lird 2 months ago

    I inherited my mother's side's anger problems, and will get kidney and heart problems from my father's side later in life. I love genetics.

  • Get fucked
    Get fucked 2 months ago

    Oh good I thought you drew little jew mice

  • Ani Memer
    Ani Memer 2 months ago

    1:17 is that why my dad doesn't like me? And he likes my brother? I look like my mum and he hates my mum but my brother looks like him.,

  • kyungsoo addicted
    kyungsoo addicted 2 months ago

    Hello there, is it possible for me to translate the video to my native language, Indonesian?

  • Ella Spivey
    Ella Spivey 2 months ago

    *P O W E R H O U S E O F T H E C E L L*

  • Donkay
    Donkay 2 months ago

    I got a lot of things from my dad that is good, but I got shortness and lankyness from my mum.

  • Little Miss BOSS
    Little Miss BOSS 2 months ago

    1:58 omg did u see the faces in both brains 🧠 !!!!!!!

  • Koo Koo Kid
    Koo Koo Kid 2 months ago

    Thanks bro

    (Turns away) I need to rethink my life
    No offense mom

  • Never SurrEnders
    Never SurrEnders 2 months ago

    I mean the fact that I have a bigger torso and shorter legs comes from my maybe I heve more of my dad's genes?

  • Derpy Derp
    Derpy Derp 2 months ago

    I inherited most of my moms looks

  • That Dimple On Namjoon's Faceu

    T H E P O W E R H O U S E O F T H E C E L L

  • Silver_Silvet 1809
    Silver_Silvet 1809 2 months ago

    It's pretty obvious for me because I look like my mom but act like my dad

  • Joanne Hale
    Joanne Hale 2 months ago

    I'm a girl but I resemble my dad more. In appearance, I resemble my dad by my pale skin and dark hair. Plus my dad is Irish.

  • Classic1980s Oldschooldude

    Gonna love Genetics !!!!

  • TheBlitzHawkz
    TheBlitzHawkz 2 months ago

    Wtf, didn't expected 2:08 shookt me

  • Michelle Hannan
    Michelle Hannan 2 months ago

    The mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell

  • Saki Koni
    Saki Koni 2 months ago

    Now I know why I sometimes act like my mom

  • Creative Me
    Creative Me 2 months ago

    Somehow I have more of my dad

  • King Sensei
    King Sensei 2 months ago

    My dad left me when I was little.

  • Toni Moore
    Toni Moore 2 months ago


  • Kait S
    Kait S 2 months ago

    As tempting as it is to take the DNA test and find out about my history, I'm am not willing to hand over my genetic information to a company that can then sell it to an insurance company. It can ruin a life.

  • pukalo [CDN]
    pukalo [CDN] 2 months ago

    1:14 my mom says I look a lot like my father and my father abandoned my mom and I shortly after I was born. Maybe that's partly why I'm so messed up today.

  • Julia Holsapple
    Julia Holsapple 2 months ago

    I got my depression from mommy...

  • Firestar Rusty
    Firestar Rusty 2 months ago

    Well... I inherited my chubbiness from my dad's side of the family... And the intelligence from both sides.

  • manga me
    manga me 2 months ago


  • Ayesha Mohamud
    Ayesha Mohamud 2 months ago

    thanks a lot, dad

  • Danté Khan:3
    Danté Khan:3 2 months ago

    My mom has Anxiety, Depression, and a stress disorder...
    I have anxiety so far...