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4th Dec '16 2:21:58 PM Zwazo57
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*In ''Literature/TheBleedingMan'', no one can figure out how titular character keeps bleeding, or how to stop it.
13th Nov '16 2:11:53 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* ''Situs inversus'' turns up again in ''Series/OrphanBlack'', where it's used as the explanation of how [[spoiler:Helena survived being shot in the chest at the end of the first season.]]

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* ''Situs inversus'' turns up again in ''Series/OrphanBlack'', where it's used as the explanation of how [[spoiler:Helena [[OrganDodge survived being shot in the chest chest]] at the end of the first season.]]
season]]. Genetic chimerism later makes an appearance in [[spoiler:Kendall Malone, whose two separate DNA profiles were duplicated to produce two lines of clones]].



* There are also quite a few other congenital birth disorders, from practically invisible (webbed fingers/toes), mostly harmless (hare lip, extra finger(s) or toe(s), alopecia (lack of hair)), debilitating (limb deformities), and probably not going to survive for long after birth, if the infant even lasts that long (born ''without most of the brain''). Some people also have pointy ears, pointy teeth, or excess body hair, which makes them look like elves, vampires or werewolves, respectively.

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* There are also quite a few other congenital birth disorders, from practically invisible (webbed fingers/toes), mostly harmless (hare lip, (cleft lip/palate, extra finger(s) or toe(s), alopecia (lack of hair)), debilitating (limb deformities), and probably not going to survive for long after birth, if the infant even lasts that long (born ''without most of the brain''). Some people also have pointy ears, pointy teeth, or excess body hair, which makes them look like elves, vampires or werewolves, respectively.



* A [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supernumerary_nipple supernumerary nipple]] is a third nipple that grows on the human body, with a rate of about 1 out of 18 males and 1 out of 50 females. They typically appear on the "milk line" of the human body, but have been known to develop as far away from the chest as a person's foot, and depending on the type are frequently mistaken for moles. Notable people who have supernumerary nipples include MarkWahlberg and ZacEfron

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* A [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supernumerary_nipple supernumerary nipple]] is a third nipple that grows on the human body, with a rate of about 1 out of 18 males and 1 out of 50 females. They typically appear on the "milk line" of the human body, but have been known to develop as far away from the chest as a person's foot, and depending on the type are frequently mistaken for moles. Notable people who have supernumerary nipples include MarkWahlberg Music/LilyAllen, Creator/MarkWahlberg, and ZacEfronCreator/ZacEfron.



* Synesthesia is likely another example (likely because science isn't completely sure what causes it, but its most probably biological) It's a sensory condition where two or more senses are connected, causing synesthetes to see sound, or taste words when they speak, for example. As it's something you need to be born with, many synesthetes don't realize that most people don't experience the world the way they do until they're older.

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* Synesthesia is likely another example (likely because science isn't completely sure what causes it, but its most it's probably biological) biological). It's a sensory condition where two or more senses are connected, causing synesthetes to see sound, or taste words when they speak, for example. As it's something you need to be born with, many synesthetes don't realize that most people don't experience the world the way they do until they're older.
6th Oct '16 5:28:48 AM Mr.Bubbles
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* Peter Watts' ''[[http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/watts_01_10/ The Things]]'' subverts this. The humans in the story are perfectly normal...which is utterly ''baffling'' to the alien. We can't shapeshift [[HumansAreSpecial like all other life in the universe]], we can't truly communicate beyond exchanging grunts, and our minds aren't disseminated throughout all our body cells but left coiled up inside cystic nerve fibers locked within bony cavities. To a creature that doesn't understand the concept of individuality, we're miserable, lonely, barely sapient ''tumors.''
3rd Sep '16 5:20:20 PM Glindart
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* The Deathless Kings from ''Literature/CraftSequence'' are undead human skeletons that can still eat, drink, and have sex.
31st Jul '16 11:09:06 PM M84
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** Comicbook/TheInhumans were further messed up by Kree experiments, and now manifest random powers and mutations through exposure to Terrigen Mist in a process called terrigenesis. People descended from Inhumans who mated with baseline humans also have a chance of undergoing terrigenesis or dying horriby.

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** Comicbook/TheInhumans were further messed up by Kree experiments, and now manifest random powers and mutations through exposure to Terrigen Mist in a process called terrigenesis. People descended from Inhumans who mated with baseline humans also have a chance of undergoing terrigenesis or dying horriby.dying.
31st Jul '16 11:05:39 PM M84
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** Mutants usually manifest their mutations at puberty, though a rare few manifest their mutations at birth. It's also implied that every mutant is actually a RealityWarper who unconsciously alters reality in a different way.

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** Mutants usually manifest their mutations at puberty, though a rare few manifest their mutations at birth. This is apparently due to an extra gene dubbed the X-gene. Certain outside conditions seem to be able to cause the X-gene to manifest more often in the human population -- the detonation of the atomic bombs during World War II triggered a rise in mutant birthrates. It's also implied that every mutant is actually a RealityWarper who unconsciously alters reality in a different way.
31st Jul '16 10:56:42 PM M84
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* Humans in the MarvelUniverse are very different from RealLife humans thanks to the Celestials' experiments on their ancestors. All humans possess the potential to manifest superpowers if the right conditions are met. Different subspecies have different triggers:
** Eternals and Deviants are born with their powers: Eternals get immortality and the ability to manipulate cosmic energy (at the cost of constantly needing to vent off heat), and the Deviants get BodyHorror.
** Comicbook/TheInhumans were further messed up by Kree experiments, and now manifest random powers and mutations through exposure to Terrigen Mist in a process called terrigenesis. People descended from Inhumans who mated with baseline humans also have a chance of undergoing terrigenesis or dying horriby.
** Mutants usually manifest their mutations at puberty, though a rare few manifest their mutations at birth. It's also implied that every mutant is actually a RealityWarper who unconsciously alters reality in a different way.
** Baseline humans usually never manifest powers on their own, but exposure to certain (usually life-threatening) conditions can cause them to appear.
11th Jul '16 8:55:27 PM M84
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** The Primarchs. All of the above? Derived from the Primarchs' genetic material. And they were created from the Emperor's genetic material. While the details of their biology remain unknown, the Primarchs' and the Emperor's superhuman abilities are signs that beneath the surface, their bodies were ''very'' different from the bodies of normal humans.

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** The Primarchs. All of the above? Derived from the Primarchs' genetic material. And they were created from the Emperor's genetic material. While the details of their biology remain unknown, the Primarchs' and the Emperor's superhuman abilities are signs that beneath the surface, their bodies were ''very'' different from the bodies of normal humans. A combination of this, his own psyker abilities, and the Golden Throne (which is falling into disrepair), are probably what's keeping the Emperor barely alive even though most of his body has rotted away after Horus tore him apart.
11th Jul '16 8:49:00 PM M84
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* TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'s [[SpaceMarine Adeptus]] [[SuperSoldier Astartes]]. [[LongList To wit they have aside from the normal human organs 19 implanted organs]]: A secondary heart. An organ that increases bone structure and makes their ribcage ''bulletproof''. [[note]]to small arms anyway[[/note]] An organ that makes their muscles grow vastly larger and more powerful. An organ that increases their blood's clotting ability. An organ that allows them to only need 4 hours of sleep and can go for two weeks without any sleep at all. A pre-stomach that can neutralize otherwise poisonous or indigestible foods. An organ that allows them to "learn from eating". [[note]]Four nerve bundles are implanted connecting the spine and the stomach wall. Able to 'read' or absorb genetic material consumed by the marine, the omophagea transmits the gained information to the Marine's brain as a set of memories or experiences[[/note]] A third lung that allows them to breathe in toxic atmospheres and underwater. An implant giving them far-superior vision to humans. An implant that makes them immune to motion sickness and the ability to consciously filter sounds. An implant that allows them to enter a healing coma/suspended animation. [[note]]This can last for a long time, the longest recorded period spent in suspended animation was undertaken by Silas Err of the Dark Angels, who was revived after 567 years[[/note]] An implant that controls the amount of melanin in their skin.[[note]]It also protects the Marine from other forms of radiation.[[/note]] An organ that quickly filters the Marine's blood, rendering them immune to most poisons. [[note]]This emergency detoxification usually renders the Marine unconscious while his blood is circulated at high speed. The organ's everyday function is to monitor the entire circulatory system and allow other organs to function effectively[[/note]] An organ that enhances a Space Marine's sense of taste to such a high degree that he can identify many common chemicals by taste alone, a Marine can even track down his target by taste. An implant that allows a Space Marine to sweat a substance that coats the skin and offers resistance to extreme heat and cold and can even provide some protection for the marine in a vacuum. An organ that allows the marine to [[HollywoodAcid spit a blinding contact poison, the poison is also corrosive and can even burn away strong metals given sufficient time]]. Implants that are the base for the the other organs. [[OverlyLongGag And finally]] an implant that allows a Space Marine to interface directly with his PowerArmor. Many Black Library writers and ''40K'' characters use the term "posthuman" to refer to Astartes for a reason.

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[[SpaceMarine Adeptus]] [[SuperSoldier Astartes]]. [[LongList To wit they have aside from the normal human organs 19 implanted organs]]: A secondary heart. An organ that increases bone structure and makes their ribcage ''bulletproof''. [[note]]to small arms anyway[[/note]] An organ that makes their muscles grow vastly larger and more powerful. An organ that increases their blood's clotting ability. An organ that allows them to only need 4 hours of sleep and can go for two weeks without any sleep at all. A pre-stomach that can neutralize otherwise poisonous or indigestible foods. An organ that allows them to "learn from eating". [[note]]Four nerve bundles are implanted connecting the spine and the stomach wall. Able to 'read' or absorb genetic material consumed by the marine, the omophagea transmits the gained information to the Marine's brain as a set of memories or experiences[[/note]] A third lung that allows them to breathe in toxic atmospheres and underwater. An implant giving them far-superior vision to humans. An implant that makes them immune to motion sickness and the ability to consciously filter sounds. An implant that allows them to enter a healing coma/suspended animation. [[note]]This can last for a long time, the longest recorded period spent in suspended animation was undertaken by Silas Err of the Dark Angels, who was revived after 567 years[[/note]] An implant that controls the amount of melanin in their skin.[[note]]It also protects the Marine from other forms of radiation.[[/note]] An organ that quickly filters the Marine's blood, rendering them immune to most poisons. [[note]]This emergency detoxification usually renders the Marine unconscious while his blood is circulated at high speed. The organ's everyday function is to monitor the entire circulatory system and allow other organs to function effectively[[/note]] An organ that enhances a Space Marine's sense of taste to such a high degree that he can identify many common chemicals by taste alone, a Marine can even track down his target by taste. An implant that allows a Space Marine to sweat a substance that coats the skin and offers resistance to extreme heat and cold and can even provide some protection for the marine in a vacuum. An organ that allows the marine to [[HollywoodAcid spit a blinding contact poison, the poison is also corrosive and can even burn away strong metals given sufficient time]]. Implants that are the base for the the other organs. [[OverlyLongGag And finally]] an implant that allows a Space Marine to interface directly with his PowerArmor. Many Black Library writers and ''40K'' characters use the term "posthuman" to refer to Astartes for a reason.
** The Primarchs. All of the above? Derived from the Primarchs' genetic material. And they were created from the Emperor's genetic material. While the details of their biology remain unknown, the Primarchs' and the Emperor's superhuman abilities are signs that beneath the surface, their bodies were ''very'' different from the bodies of normal humans.
22nd Jun '16 5:08:12 AM gewunomox
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** To a possibly lesser degree, the members of [[Music/TheRollingStones The Rolling Stones]], especially [[MickJagger Sir Mick]] and [[KeithRichards Keith Richards.]]
** Probably the only candidate for a greater degree? [[TheWho Keith Moon]]
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Situs_inversus Situs inversus]], especially the ''totalis'' version, is a congenital human condition where the internal organs are in reverse of where they normally are (heart with apex on the right, liver on the left, etc.). Absent any actual congenital defects, such individuals can lead otherwise perfectly normal lives.

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** To a possibly lesser degree, the members of [[Music/TheRollingStones The Rolling Stones]], Music/TheRollingStones, especially [[MickJagger [[Music/MickJagger Sir Mick]] and [[KeithRichards Keith Richards.]]
Music/KeithRichards.
** Probably the only candidate for a greater degree? [[TheWho [[Music/TheWho Keith Moon]]
Moon]].
* [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Situs_inversus Situs inversus]], especially the ''totalis'' version, is a congenital human condition where the internal organs are in reverse of where they normally are (heart with apex on the right, liver on the left, etc.). Absent any actual congenital defects, such individuals can lead otherwise perfectly normal lives.
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