r/AskReddit 5d ago

What are you the 1% of?

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u/Long-Lifeguard-418 5d ago

I am the seventh generation in my family with the same name. At the end of my name I legally have a VII

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u/Nouseriously 5d ago

Every generation of my family going back to the 1700s has only one male & we all have the same name

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u/TacticalGoatse 5d ago

I figured I have to be in the top 1% of deaf guitar players worldwide. I heard completely fine for like 25 years and spent 19 years of that to practise guitar playing. Been legally deaf for 3 years now and still can play well (muscle memory). I kinda want to start a band called Deaf Metal or something.

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u/MasterSympathist 5d ago

You have to watch The Sound of Metal. It is a movie about a drummer who starts to lose his hearing. Actually a great movie on its own right but you would get it more than most would.

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u/TacticalGoatse 5d ago

After your comment I watched the trailer and held back tears after. It's pretty much the same stuff I went thru. I am not sure if I'm able to watch the whole movie. Hits me in the feels way too much.

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u/Gerbal_Annihilation 5d ago

It's a phenomenal movie. I cried several times. It's quite inspiring if you're feeling brave.

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u/commander-crook 5d ago

Probably less than 1%, but I'm sucrose and fructose intolerant. No fruit, candy, ice cream, even some veggies for me.

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u/GreyandDribbly 5d ago

Now that is very rare!

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u/Pyanfars 5d ago

I have small intestinal cancer. The type is the same as colon cancer. But where it's located is less than 1% of world wide diagnosis per year.But I've signed papers for 11 different oncologists to be able to access my records to see what works what doesn't etc. because they just don't get enough examples of it. Kind of hit or miss on procedures to work with, which treatments first, which type of chemo, etc. Ive also said that if it ever reaches a point where I'm terminal and common treatments just won't/don't work anymore, I'm willing to go all guinea pig.
Depending on exactly where it is, because of the veins coming off of your mesentaric artery to feed the small intestine, it usually isn't operable. So you are strictly on chemo and radiation. If the heavy levels don't do it, then you get to go on low dose chemo daily for however long it works. Then it eventually doesn't.Currently according to my last PET scan, the tumors have disappeared. They won't say remission, just that it seems to be "dormant" right now. I'll take it.

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u/SilverVixen1928 5d ago

Thank you for wanting to go all guinea pig. I hope for your sake you don't get to do that anytime soon.

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u/UNDERHOLEBLOCKAGE 5d ago

Keep kicking that cancers ass. I know my comment is at the end of the line, and I'm sure you're tired of the same type of "keep it up" comments, but youve given me some much needed hope. Sending lots of love your way, thank you.

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u/Z_witha_ZED 5d ago

Got my wisdom teeth pulled. One side grew back over a year from a fragment left. Dentist published an article about it and was so happy. I was not with another oral surgery.

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u/x-Just4Kickz-x 5d ago

My mom had her wisdom teeth pulled out, and they all grew back again. dentist never seen anything like it lol

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u/darthcactus2100 5d ago

I'm a test tube baby. That's like 0.001% of the population.

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u/SovietStroke 5d ago

Me, too. I always joke that I was “manufactured.” We still keep in contact with the doctors that “made” us. The original founders of the process were the ones who “made” my siblings.

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u/MensaMan1 5d ago

And your star sign is Pyrex ?

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u/NoWasExpected 5d ago

I’m in the 1% for people with narcolepsy. I believe it’s .05% of America and .04% for the world.

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u/Rupertfitz 5d ago

I have narcolepsy too. I am constantly disappointing people by not randomly falling asleep like in the movies though.

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u/Narcoleptic_Acct 5d ago

Same! First question I get asked every time

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u/PoppaFixIt 5d ago

I worked as a school janitor one summer as a teen and the one full time janitor had the sort of narcolepsy like in the movies, it was bizarre. He fell asleep while climbing a ladder and thankfully I was spotting him and caught him. He fell asleep pushing the floor buffer, he fell down and it just went off across the gym floor. This was a long time ago and I hadn't thought about that dude in ages, hope he's doing alright.

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u/okayjustforthis 5d ago

Did you keep it

Edited: on your tongue, did you keep it on your tongue

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u/sendInfo 5d ago

wait really? How did that feel?

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u/NoWasExpected 5d ago

That’s nuts! What would that even look like?

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u/Bigfops 5d ago

Just google image search “Bone on Tongue.” Probably want safe search off since it’s medical pictures.

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u/DELETED_PROFILE 5d ago

This feels like a trap

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u/StrugglingLifeform 5d ago

They got me spelling ICUP out loud, they’re not getting me again.

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u/snarkofagen 5d ago

Is it hollow and connects to your poison gland?

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u/Chemical_Noise_3847 5d ago edited 5d ago

I had an ear infection travel up what would have been an otherwise asymptomatic formation of my skull called arachnoid granulation until it finally reached my cranial cavity. It took a literal team of the best doctors (ENT surgeon, neurologist, multiple neuroradiologists) from Northwestern University Hospital and the University of Pennsylvania to first diagnose me and then treat me. I was absurdly lucky to have a friend of the family who is a doctor who was able to call in a favor to get the entire neuroradiology team at upenn studying my numerous CTs and MRIs. The head of neuroradiology at upenn told him I have the most unique looking skull he's ever seen. Talk about damning with faint praise.

When they finally had a diagnosis, my ENT pulled my skull CT scan up and said "Do you see that white spot? That's fluid. That's infection, it shouldn't be there. You're very lucky you haven't contracted meningitis (this had been happening for 10 years, undiagnosed). And do you see this black space here? That's air. That should absolutely not be there. Do you ever fly? (I responded yes, all the time, for work, for concerts, regularly, once a month or more) Well you absolutely can't fly until this is fixed. Every time you've flown in the last ten years and the cabin pressurized, that air could have expanded and shifted your brain off of midline and you'd have been dead immediately, without knowing anything."

They removed an L shaped infected portion of my skull about 2" x 6" and replaced it with a titanium mesh plate after sewing the tear in my ear canal shut. It resolved the problem and I haven't had any issues since. I can now fly.

Edit, because people are asking :

The symptoms were fullness, pressure, and the feeling of fluid in my ears. It lasted years and several ents misdiagnosed me. Finally I asked one to put in a tube and it drained continuously for a month. The ENT I was going to, not the one who diagnosed me, thought it was a cerebrospinal fluid leak, and ordered me to have emergency surgery for a cerebrospinal fluid leak that didn't exist. He had taken a sample of fluid for testing but demanded I have what amounted to exploratory brain surgery for a condition that didn't exist. I was sitting on an operating bed as they were about to place pre-op antibiotics when I got a call from the aforementioned Dr friend of the family who said "they don't know what the fuck they are talking about. Leave now."

I got so many shit looks from the team of surgeons that had been assembled to cut my brain open to fix a problem that didn't exist. Two days later I got a phone call from my ENT saying "the results of the fluid sample came back. It wasn't CSF."

No apology. No explanation. No nothing.

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u/3sponge 5d ago

What the ENT said you were lucky didn’t happen, well that happened to my mom. On a trans-Atlantic flight. She had an ear infection but she was used to them and wanted to get home so she flew anyway. Let’s just say she got really really sick. The plane changed its course and she actually survived. It was bacterial meningitis. Later some happy neurologist was flown in to operate on her. Now she’s deaf on one ear but still going strong!

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u/reeko1982 5d ago

Wow, they gave you a superpower?! Why have I not read about this??

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u/Chemical_Noise_3847 5d ago

We like to keep it on the hush hush. Unfortunately, with the plate in my head every time the microwave goes on I forget math. It's a tradeoff.

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u/crybabybrizzy 5d ago

this response is hilarious, glad you're a-ok now

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u/megaramermaid96 5d ago

Alpha gal allergy. I was bitten by a Lone Star Tick and now I'm allergic to any kind of mammal meat. Most cases last between 6 to 8 months, mine appears to be permanent after a decade :/ I can't even eat something that's been prepped/ cooked on the same surface as beef or pork in restaurants. Wait staff isn't too fond of me lol

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u/Consistent-Routine-2 5d ago

My Daughter was the 1st in Canada to have her cord blood harvested for stem cells. They were to be used for a Bone Marrow transplant for her brother. As a side note, my son was diagnosed with what was then called JCML. A child leukaemia occurring in about 0.001% of all childhood leukemias. The survival rate I believe is/was in the 1 percentile range.

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u/Villanelle12 5d ago

I am allergic to temperature extremes. Taking a hot shower or touching an ice cube will give me hives

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u/2kgweight 5d ago

I have cholinergic urticaria, so any time my body temp goes up I break out in hives! Room temp showers for me :(

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u/Sideburnt 5d ago

Type 1 diabetes.

It's a shit club.

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u/thebontainistdrow 5d ago

We can't even have cookies unless everyone brought their insulin..... There are zero benefits in this club.

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u/lilmheo 5d ago

I can spin on my ass really fast like probably around 20 full rotations in one go. I start standing up, then I put my left hand on the ground and I throw my right leg towards my left, finally I retract my legs and put my Hands on my knees and i go spinning like a motherfucking beyblade. I've been doing this since i was 3 or 4.

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u/serenityfive 5d ago

Yo I thought that said you “spin your ass” and I was horrified at the image of someone fucking helicopter twerking

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u/RabbitStewAndStout 5d ago

Throw that ass in a circle

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u/Scotch_Rawks 5d ago

Imagine how world-shattering it would be if you learned from this thread that in actuality, nearly 100% of people do this and you would in fact only be unusual if you DIDNT spin really fast on your ass to a max of 20 full rotations per go

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u/lilmheo 5d ago

dude, i'd probably kill myself. It's the only thing that makes me special

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u/Obviously_Basura 5d ago

This went from funny to serious in about 20 ass rotations.

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u/Dynasty2201 5d ago edited 5d ago

I was just over 11 pounds at birth, and got stuck mid breach. Head out, shoulders wouldn't push through.

Doctor(s) decided that cutting me out would take too long at this point and could kill us both, so they pulled me out. In doing so, they tore all the "wiring" as it were down my left side of my neck. Unbeknownst to them. What happened was stunded growth of my left arm at an angle pointing almost behind me.

They had to operate on my shoulder socket, and my hand had gone full on T-rex angled so they broke my wrist and turned it to force it to grow normally. I was in an almost 3/4 torso cast for months as a small kid.

Today in my mid 30s, I can't fully outstretch my left arm, maybe a 2/3rd stretch at best, I can't lift it higher than my mid chest, my wrist is pretty loose (hey now) so my hand wants to naturally flop forward a lot. I can still move around mostly, but I can't push with my left arm all that much, struggle lifting heavy things, can't push away to the side of me, can't drive manual cars but can drive autos. My arm is also thinner than my right. Due to the muscle development, I had a twitch in a thumb almost like a clock for about 4 years that suddenly stopped. Also have to use my right hand to get my left in to the position I want it to be in, because the nerves aren't there to send the signal to move it in certain directions. You normally just move your arms, but I can't and it's like trying to move a part of you through telepathy.

Physio was the only answer, but it barely changed anything after circa 6 months and I packed that in in my early teens because what's the point etc.

It's fucked me up pretty badly mentally I'd say, even though I'm overall pretty happy. Doesn't affect my work, I can still type etc but I get aches on my left shoulder blade and shoulder.

I can't do pushups or pullups so don't go to the gym or do sports as it's an obvious disadvantage, so I'm overweight but not massive. I naturally got bullied at school a HELL of a lot. I'm so used to hiding it that its' muscle memory now, even though I'm at the stage of my life where I can say "eh, yeah, this is me. deal with it". But because I don't work out I stopped swimming or doing anything with my shirt off in public.

I'd say yeah, pretty damn rare case.

And I don't even know what the condition is called. I need to see a doctor about it as this was 80s when I was born and medicine has changed so much, I'm just so used to being this way I've never really pushed to get answers. I've thought about it more since the pandemic but obviously doctors aren't exactly seeing people right now for non-emergency stuff.


[Edit] Oh wow, my inbox exploded overnight. Thanks so much everyone for the support, rewards and helping me see that this isn't actually all that uncommon, I just have a case where it wasn't fixed in time or more to the point was a direct result of being pulled out and it didn't develop while I was in the womb like some palsy can do.

Yes, I've thought of suing over the years. My parents thought the same but this is the UK and the NHS - my cousin was a nurse at the time and suggested against anything in court because back then the doctors would band together against us saying it was the right call to be made at the time and circumstances, and that I'm an accident and just had bad luck. I haven't contacted any lawyers about it, ever, but some days I wonder if I should, given the sheer impact on my life physically and mentally due to a "bad call" by a doctor.

I also acknowledge that some of you have pointed out in DMs and reponses that people have lost limbs and still go to the gym and are ripped, what's my excuse. I've been making excuses and hiding my arm as best I can and 99% of the time it goes unrecognized as I still have everyday control over it and it at least looks SOMEWHAT normal if maybe half or 3/4 the size and width of my right arm. A lot of keeping my hand in my pockets. When you've spent 34 years hiding something and having it control you so much, it's hard to mentally just say "fuck it" and go to the gym and not care what anyone thinks.

People see things differently - if you lost a limb, people will be proud of you for going to the gym and understand. When you have a limb that isn't normal but looks almost normal, you get ridiculed, bullied as a kid and teenager, and even adults will stare and judge you. You don't forget that stuff and it messes with your head, and it's just "easier" to not show it by going to the gym. I dunno, maybe that's not the case and everyone in a gym is like "fuck yeah man, get it" if they saw me trying. But I can barely do curls normally, and struggle with any bar lifting as my wrist doesn't rotate as much as my right so maintaining a grip can be a bit awkward. Which confuses people because my hand looks normal. I can't do bench presses, can't do pullups, can't do pushups. The strength isn't there, nor are the nerves to actually push my arm away from me. You know when you lift so much you literally can't move your arm? Imagine that, but it happens after a certain point of movement. I can move my arm to X position but past that, it's LITERALLY impossible as the muscle development and nerves to send the signal are, literally, not there.

It's just that when it's not obvious, you either have to tell people straight up or make an excuse. Everything from being scanned at an airport, long-sleeve clothing is slightly too long on my left arm but normal length on my right, being asked to grab that thing off the top shelf as I'm 6'3, so I have to reach up and grab the thing with my right arm, lower it with my shoulder and then grab it with my left as it comes down and looks like I'm gonna drop it. People don't understand.

Getting scanned in a T shape- "Sir, as I asked, can you put your left arm out please?"

"I can't."

"Oh...uhhh...why not?"

sigh and it makes me emotional on the spot.

I dunno, maybe it's all excuses and I need therapy, but seeing a consultant for my options will be a start. Maybe surgery can help, I don't know.

I've lived so long with it that it feels weird doing something about it for once instead of hiding it every time I head out the door - I literally pick clothing that makes it easier to hide my arm. Pockets, long sleeves, I love jackets of course. I hate summer as it's shorts and tshirts and it makes it more "obvious" to me.

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u/queeronabike 5d ago

Sounds like a brachial plexus palsy caused by shoulder dystocia, if you want a Google launch pad.

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u/RexAureum 5d ago

Also fun fact, the last German emperor, Wilhelm II had the same type of palsy with his left arm

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u/boywhataweird 5d ago

According to my smart watch I'm in the top 1% of step count in the past 7 days. Wild and also boring.

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u/fellatiohno 5d ago

Not that I've looked it up, but I've run over a fish in my car. Whenever I tell the story, no one has heard anything like it.

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u/pupperonipizzapie 5d ago

I've seen a video of salmon trying to swim over a partially flooded road, was it like that?

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u/trex7331 5d ago

I guess I'm in the 1% of only having three lower front teeth

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u/fanabel 5d ago

Omg me too! I had no idea this was a thing! I just thought I was one weirdo! Did yours move to the center? Do your dentists also play a guessing game to figure out which one is missing? I’m so fascinated.

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u/L_Flavour 5d ago

yay, I found my people

(had to wear braces in my early teens and they moved to the centre. stayed there since then)

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u/LinkMiner 5d ago

When I was getting braces I had already known I only had three teeth down there but I'd assumed there was just one chilling in my gums. When the orthodontist took x-rays though he asked me about it and said it was a birth defect.

The orthodontist laughed in my face when I asked for my disabled parking pass. Lmao

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u/thumb_of_KingKong 5d ago

Not quite the same but somewhat similar. My bottom left canine tooth is still a baby tooth (I'm 25). Turns out there was no adult tooth underneath it to push it out.

Or so we thought. Went to the creme de la crème of dental hospitals here in Ireland and got all the x-rays imaginable, where we found the adult tooth, laying on its side, under my tongue, towards the back of my mouth.

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u/ParaPixie 5d ago edited 5d ago

Not me but my husband. He has a brain tumor on the pituitary gland. Before treatment his body pumped out pregnancy hormones, so he was hormonal and moody AF for ages.

Just before it got really bad we managed to get pregnant. When our baby was born his chest had that let-down sensation new moms feel (a heavy weighted feeling in your boobs).

When our baby cried, HIS boobs started leaking breast milk same time MINE did. He actually had to pump milk out to ease the pain in his chest.

...He got the treatment he needed and he no longer can squirt breastmilk at me if I piss him off.

Edit: *thank you so much for the rewards! Absolutely touched!! * ❤❤❤

It was officially diagnosed as Prolactinoma. I know it's not exactly 1% but still pretty rare.

On addition to medication to shrink the tumor I also had to give him hormone injections deeming him infertile for a few years. Male birth control. It broke his heart.

Light at the end of the tunnel we were able to get him off the injections and we're trying for baby #2 after 7 years. We were successful, briefly, but it didn't last. Crossing fingers for next time.

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u/hansi29 5d ago edited 4d ago

your body can make the wrong hormones if you have a tumor. for example people will start growing super fast since their brain will start making the growth hormone

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u/NErDysprosium 5d ago edited 5d ago

My middle school theater teacher had some sort of cancer and when she came back from treatment, she was a solid 3 inches taller because either the tumor or the treatment (can't remember which, this was years ago) made her body start producing growth hormones again.

Edit: I have been informed this isn't possible. This is what she told her students after she came back. I was maybe 14 at the time, it's not like I took a ruler to check my teacher's height, and I just never bothered to research it, because I was still at the age where teachers are always right all the time. Maybe I'll look into it more. To paraphrase xkcd, nothing of importance relies on this, so it doesn't really matter, but I'm sorry if I mislead anyone or spread false information unknowingly.

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u/lixenstrand 5d ago

I can swallow my tongue.. Or rather put my whole tongue in the hole to my nose, where the nose and mouth come together.

Apparently my ear doctor said that none of her colleagues believed her when she said she had a patiant that could do that, so I had to do it whole she was filming, so she could prove them wrong 😂 hilarious to have my doctor shove her iPhone in my mouth 😷

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u/riekathewild 5d ago

I have AB- blood, which is found in less than 1% of the population.

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u/WW_III_ANGRY 5d ago

Spades. I am actually in the top .06% and used to be #1 out of 43,000 players.

So I’m like one of the top billionaires in the world but in spades skills… so that earns me about uh… $0.00

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u/MattieShoes 5d ago

I have some bridge trophies, which earned me negative money (entrance fees)...

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u/misanthrope89 5d ago

Spades is like sex if you don’t have a good partner you better have a good hand

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u/a-living-raccoon 5d ago edited 5d ago

I have an autoimmune disease that’s so rare nobody knows what it is. Genetic testing is currently underway to see if I have a recently discovered genetic defect that about ten people have been diagnosed with.
EDIT: I appreciate all the people attempting to give me a diagnosis in the comments, but I think six years and more specialists than I can count on one hand might know a little more about what’s going on than some strangers on the internet. EDIT 2: I’ve got some links to some information on what I’m currently waiting to find out if I have. It’s called INFLTR8 (kickass right?) and it was named by one of the first people diagnosed with it. The study and the link to a story about its discovery and naming.

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u/peely_gonna_stealy 5d ago

"I have bad news for you. You got a very rare disease."

"How rare?"

"You pick the name."

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u/cadmus1890 5d ago edited 5d ago

"Mr. Dvoryakshi, you have what we call Dvoryakshi syndrome."

Edit: happy to share a laugh. Thanks for the shiny objects!

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u/Username_Weasel 5d ago

Imagine the odds that Lou Gehrig caught Lou Gehrig's disease!

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u/Whind_Soull 5d ago

"Do you want the good news or the bad news first?"

"Gimme the good news first."

"You get something named after you."

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u/metalbungalow 5d ago

Top 0.005% of Simon and Garfunkel listeners on Spotify last year.

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u/simplicityincludebob 5d ago

If you were in top 0.005% Garfunkel listeners I would be more impressed

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u/Arkayna 5d ago

I finished 1st in Tetris 99 once.

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u/TheHodag 5d ago

Actually, that makes you the top 1.01%

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u/Mai_Mikasa 5d ago

I think it's like 0.1–0.5% of women or something but I have a double uterus. Medically called a didelphys uterus. A septum separates my uterus which kinda made them form into two separate ones and the septum continues down into the vagina so I also have a left and right side. NOT fun to deal with but I'm too scared to get the surgery for it.

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u/shaylahbaylaboo 5d ago

My daughter has this. She has something called OHVIRA syndrome which means she’s missing a kidney as well.

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u/dustybottomses 5d ago

You don’t have to answer this if it’s too personal. Is it painful to have sex? I would think that is reason enough alone to have the surgery.

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u/Mai_Mikasa 5d ago

Some times. It's rare at this point since I'm married now and have been with the same person for awhile but everybody was different. Some times I couldn't be with a partner at all because it happened every time and with other people it never happened. The pain is excruciating when it does happen but since it doesn't happen every single time they didn't consider it to be that much of a hindrance to my life, therefore didn't recommend surgery

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u/moriko_oo 5d ago edited 5d ago

Can you get pregnant while pregnant? If so I would use all contraceptive methods at.once!

Edit: Thank you kind strangers for teaching me something new. I now know that yes you can get pregnant while pregnant and it's extremely rare. It can happen even if you only have one uterus.

Also wanted to thank everyone that provided input about IUD and gave some reassurance that it's not a torture mechanism.

Lastly I wanted to send love to everyone that knows someone or have lost a pregnancy themselves. I don't think the feeling of loss ever goes away, and screw anyone that says: "but it was just a fetus".

Edit 2: missing word and clarity

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u/Mai_Mikasa 5d ago

I'm not sure about getting pregnant while already pregnant but I'm sure that can happen, one pregnancy on each side.

I actually had an IUD put in before I knew I had this issue was a thing and that's how I found out about this issue in the first place. They said there would be some discomfort and maybe some cramping for a day or two when I first got the IUD put in. Cramping lasted a couple weeks and I was in crippling pain. Turns out the IUD only went into the left side and was so cramped in there, as it only had half of the space it's normally supposed to have, that it was digging a hole into my uterine wall. Even though I had the IUD I still could have gotten pregnant on the right side since it was completely unprotected. When the IUD was removed they did an ultrasound to figure out what the issue was. Cue 4 or 5 years of doctors appointments and seeing specialists and here I am lol

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u/theswamphag 5d ago

Holy shit that iud business sounds excrusiating! You lived with it for TWO WEEKS?

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u/Mai_Mikasa 5d ago

I was 17 when I got it put in. They said there was going to be some cramping and my cramps have always been bad (surprise surprise) so I just thought it was fine...the first week I decided to give it some more time but the pain got worse and worse each day and wasn't getting any better or lessening at all. I called my doctor and asked how long the cramping was supposed to last and as soon I told them it had been two weeks they freaked out and scheduled me an appointment the next day

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u/pyreofashes 5d ago

when Spotify released listening statistics at the end of 2020, I was on the top .1% of weird Al yankovic listeners

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u/urbanlulu 5d ago

seeing this reminds me of this guy i dated 10 years ago. he came over for a family dinner at my cabin and asked if he could play dinner music (we always had classical music playing when we had dinner there) and so my family said "sure, why not!" and he played Weird Al Yankovic for the whole dinner.

at one point my grandpa just went "what the fuck are we listening too?"

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u/hurryupand_wait 5d ago

Was he trying to break up with you??

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u/urbanlulu 5d ago

Nope, just didn’t know how to read the room

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u/hurryupand_wait 5d ago

hilarious

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u/silver_sofa 5d ago

I am in the 1% of musicians who actually made a living playing music.

Notice I did not say “a good living”.

Also didn’t say “good music”.

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u/ObamasBoss 5d ago

Have you considered trying making good music?

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u/Ajc2003 5d ago

Mario and Sonic at the Olympic games 2008 pole vault. When i was 8-11, i had the 2nd highest score in the world. That has most likely changed

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u/YatoCalamity 5d ago

I was the worlds fastest on Rainbow Road in Mario Kart Wii for like, 3 days.

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u/Nanashi-74 5d ago

I think I remember your name from SummoningSalt's video

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u/idothingsheren 5d ago

His videos are the epitome of quality over quantity. One upload every 6 weeks or so, hitting 1M views within a few days

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u/eatapenny 5d ago

I don't even really follow speedrunning but I love his videos

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u/tahlyn 5d ago

Same. It was a rabbit hole I did not know I needed to explore in my life. Yet here we are.

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u/coolborder 5d ago

I am a pilot. In the USA about 0.01% of the population has a pilot's license.

I am also an amputee which in the USA is about 1% of the population.

Not sure what % of the populace are amputee pilots but it's got to be pretty small.

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u/contreasness 5d ago edited 5d ago

At the end of Detroit: Become Human they tell you the percentage of people who got the same ending as you. Mine was 1%

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u/simplicityincludebob 5d ago

Did you actually became human?

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u/krankie 5d ago

The game taught me that I'm a terrible decision maker plus I can't aim very good so I guess that's human nature.

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u/Chilly_Chilli 5d ago

Damn, what ending did you get? I was also surprised to learn that only 1% of people shoot Chloe as Connor and ask where Jericho is.

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u/Senpai59210 5d ago

I got the one where you nuke Detroit lol

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u/mad-letter 5d ago

Can't have detroit in detroit

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u/Agrochain920 5d ago edited 5d ago

2 eye colors (blue and brown) This is what my eye looks like, it's sectoral heterochromia.

EDIT: Since this is getting a lot of attention, the condition is called heterochromia.

There are different kinds of it, some have 1 color for each eye, this is called complete heterochromia, some have different color around the center (central heterochromia) and some have sectoral, which essentially looks like a pie chart

Come visit /r/heterochromia if you have it too and post a pic, we love to see our heterochromia friends! Or if you just wanna check out some eyes :D

I also have something called alice in wonderland syndrome that distorts my vision, objects appear much smaller than they actually are, for example a phone can seem as small as a penny. I don't think my eye color causes this though. This only happens about a few times a week for about 10-15 minutes each time, sometimes it can be longer than that.

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u/poopatroopa3 5d ago

Hello mr 3blue1brown.

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u/Fair_University 5d ago edited 5d ago

My wife has one eye that is is about 70% green and 30% brown.

Edit: for those asking it is sectoral heterochromia, it looks similar to this person, but is at the top 1/3 of the eyeball

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/cb/8e/6d/cb8e6db6f49a384470282b4af955e92e.jpg

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u/Gmony5100 5d ago edited 5d ago

If you have a 7in (18cm) penis you are in the top 1% of men worldwide.

Keep that in mind when everyone you know (and on the Internet) somehow has a 8+in schlong

Edit: I recommend everybody take a look at The website I got this info from. Specifically the section titled “measurement” so that you can get an accurate reading. If you think this number sounds way too short, it’s probably because you’re measuring wrong.

Everyone is in the 1% when you measure from your taint.

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u/Kendrick-holland 5d ago

Bro I was so close fuck I just needed another 3 inches

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u/sillysausage619 5d ago

Doesn't matter whether you win by an inch or a mile, winnings winning

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u/IamAnOnion69 5d ago

im part of the 1% of people being ambidextrous

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u/_emjs 5d ago

Damn It must be nice to not live with one arm and one golf club ass useless waste of space

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u/CedarWolf 5d ago

Try going for a weekend without using your non-dominant arm. Or, for extra challenge, try going for a day without using your dominant arm. You'll never take either of them for granted again.

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u/hockeyh2opolo 5d ago

I am playing that game while recovering from shoulder surgery.

It sucks

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u/pgh613 5d ago

Went to the optometrist recently and he said I have a uniquely shaped right cornea and said I was in the 1%. Did tests for a degenerative disease that I couldn't remember but I'm in the clear. Some latin sounding disease.. corneaus blah blah. The doctor said most people generally have half a portion of astigmatism in their eyes, my right eye has five portions.

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u/headlighted1 5d ago edited 5d ago

Keratoconus, I have it. If it gets worse I’ll need a corneal transplant.

Edit*** I had the intensive CXL treatment in my right eye two years ago. Thankfully it’s been stable since, and even slightly improved, so now we just continue monitoring both eyes every 6 months.

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u/shannonspeakstoomuch 5d ago edited 5d ago

Not sure if it's the 1% or not but know its very rare. Womb twisted itself back to front when I was pregnant, fetus should really not have been viable but she's now a very energetic and beautiful 20 month old. They were going to induce me early because the twist (that we didn't know about at this point) was causing me so much pain. Thankfully a nurse felt something was strange with my cervix cervix ordered another scan. Cut to emergency c section. Surgeon had no idea what he was looking at when he opened me up, consultant called in. Noone in the hospital had ever seen anything like it, they took photos, every nurse said they wanted to see them. We were lucky, the consultant said that afterwards she had done some research and only found a handful of records and the outcome of the surgery was not good. At least one of us shouldn't be here. If I had been induced I would have died in incredible pain, unable to deliver and baby would have probably died from stress. We are now a case study and have changed the way that hospital responds to pain in pregnancy.

Edit: thanks so much for all the interest and love, very unexpected and has made my evening 🙂 I feel special. A bit more info for some who might want extra. Had an Ovary and tube removed 10 years previously because it had wrapped itself around my womb and was like being stabbed every month, remaining tube didn't look good but was in the right place so they left it but told me I would 99% need IVF to have a baby. We had unprotected sex once and boom, baby, she is literally a miracle. After she had been removed, they had to take my womb out of my body, physically twist it back around and then put it back. I'm going back soon for another scan to check if it's back twisted because I have pain again. Tried to reply to everyone, sorry if I missed you, I'm on my phone.

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u/Dahns 5d ago

I can't help but imagine a doctor with decades of experience opening your belly, screaming "Holy shit !" and taking pictures

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u/bennitori 5d ago edited 5d ago

I think it happens more than we expect. I remember there was a picture of an ovary mid ovulation floating around on one of the medical subs. I don't remember what the original surgery was, but when they noticed one of the ovaries was mid-ovulation when they opened up the patient, all the doctors/surgeons freaked out. Apparently there was very little knowledge about what an ovary actually looks like when ovulating, so somebody was continuously taking pictures of the entire process while the patient underwent surgery.

When the patient woke up, everyone excitedly told her about how she had just made a massive contribution to medical science. She seemed pretty excited about it too iirc.

EDIT: NSFW but here are the pictures

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u/AlwaysDisposable 5d ago

I don’t know what I was expecting it to look like, but it wasn’t that. Weird to think that’s happening regularly in my body.

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u/bennitori 5d ago

I know right! I was expecting it to be way smaller, not a big bulbous thing like that. I wish they included an image of it right after it popped. Like it's pretty obvious what happens to the yellow part, but what happens to that big bulbous part? Does it just shrink back in, or does it just explode and get all over the ovary?

I have some many questions, but it's so cool to have images to go along with the sensations I feel every month.

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u/W1D0WM4K3R 5d ago

Is it the one where the egg is just coming out?

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u/RoyalPeacock19 5d ago

Sounds pretty high up there to me. I’d bet if you are a case study you are definitely in the 1%, and almost as certainly in the 0.1%.

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u/BaabyBear 5d ago edited 5d ago

just imagine, the hospital must have delivered well over 1000 babies. This could easily be .01 % or less

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u/ZotDragon 5d ago

I'm part of the 1 (to 2) percent with red hair.

(Except in my house where I'm part of the 80%. Me and my kids are redheads, my wife is a blonde.)

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u/Boydarillaz 5d ago

Triple nipple over here. Half a percent I believe.

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u/jelek62 5d ago

So you tell me every one i meet has a 0.5 % chance to have 3 nipples?

Gotta go hunting!

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u/totalfarkuser 5d ago

My wife has four. She wins!

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u/Pistachio_Queen 5d ago

My ex-gf had 4 nipples as well! The two lower ones were tiny, but they still got erect when excited/cold lol.

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u/s_string 5d ago

That's nothing my dog has 8

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u/Zixio 5d ago edited 5d ago

Typing speed

Edit: To save everyone the google/finding the comments. Average is around 40-50wpm with ~100wpm being top 1%.

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u/BaconReceptacle 5d ago

My 18 year old son is the fastest typist I've ever seen. He told me he could type like 115 wpm and I called bullshit. He went to a website and showed me like twice in a row. It sounds more like roar than actual typing.

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u/NawMark 5d ago

Not anymore, but I was in the top .0001 for Lyme infections. 1% of deer ticks carry the bacteria and 1% of cases develop heart block and Lyme carditis.

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u/_The_Last_Mainframe_ 5d ago

I scored a 99 on the ASVAB, which is graded using a percentile system.

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u/Bryarx 5d ago

I scored a 98. My recruiter asked me how I did, I told him I missed two questions in the fast math portion because I hit the wrong button and those sections don’t do a select and confirm, just select so I couldn’t fix them. He laughed. He called me back a couple days later and said “I didn’t know you meant you actually only missed two questions!!”

I was a 5954 Air Traffic Control Communications technician. I apparently wasn’t smart enough to ask about MOS’s that would give me a signing bonus…..

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u/something-lame 5d ago

I got a 96 and really wanted to go into cyber security. My recruiter knew this and told me I could wait two years for a slot to open or I could go open admin and I would probably get it anyway but the wait was only a few months. I wasn't super sold on the idea of leaving my job choice up to the military but he reassured me that with my scores I would certainly get a job in cyber if that's what I wanted. Went open and got a shit transportation job (2T0).

Moral of the story, don't trust your recruiters kids.

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u/Edrondol 5d ago

Same as you. Don't remember my score as it's been a hella long time, but my recruiter told me it would be something fantastic. Turns out to him fantastic is a store room man in a chow hall giving food to cooks.

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u/brohemoth06 5d ago

I scored a 96 on mine, I didn't think too much of it because who really cares, the questions were fairly basic and easy. Went to MEPS and a kid starts asking everyone what they got, he tells them his score first, "I did pretty well, I got a 53, how about you"?

Uhh....

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u/Kenalskii 5d ago edited 5d ago

I was born with a cardic rhythm disorder. Normal heartrate for a newborn is like 130 per minute, mine was like 30. I heard from my mother my case was so rare that several cardiologists from all over the country ditched their conferences to fly to the hospital I was in and to see how to fit a pacemaker into a newborn.

Edit: Thank you so much for the upvotes/awards, you are all awesome!

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u/Gibborim 5d ago

I'm imagining a "Morpheus is fighting Neo!" moment country-wide with cardiologists.

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u/throwsarerealz 5d ago

Stop trying to fit a pacemaker in me and fit a pacemaker in me

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u/simplicityincludebob 5d ago

my case was so rare that several cardiologists from all over the country ditched their conferences to fly to the hospital I was in and to see how to fit a pacemaker into a newborn.

At least they were having fun :D

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u/Skizot_Bizot 5d ago

Haha yah reminds me of a Seinfeld bit (I think it was at least) where it's making fun of those auditorium surgeries and how you definitely don't want other doctors to be like "Waaaait they are doing what?! This I got to see!".

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u/Loive 5d ago

I live in a not so large town, and when we had twins via a planned c-section there were more medical students than medical professionals in the room. It was the kind of thing where they brought out their two best surgeons and then made sure as many people as possible got to see it.

They told us about this as we went into the surgery room. A little bit of a heads up would have been nice.

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u/Skizot_Bizot 5d ago

They did the same for me with a butt surgery, I was like okay one more 24 year old hot af med student comes over and introduces themselves to me and saying they'll be observing their asshole reconstruction I'm walking out haha. Except I really needed it done so no choice haha.

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u/-MiddleOut- 5d ago

I have the same with one of my eyes. I detached the right retina boxing when I was 16 and ever since ophthalmologists and optometrists get really excited looking it. I’ve even been offered money to go into teaching hospitals and let trainees take a look.

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u/American-Mary 5d ago

Hello fellow detached retinite! The interest is cool but damn I miss having depth perception.

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u/throwaway61763 5d ago edited 5d ago

Is your heart good now?

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u/Kenalskii 5d ago

Well with the pacemaker I kinda live a normal life so all fine on my end

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u/Deathisfatal 5d ago

He asked about your hearth, though. Do you have a good fire going?

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u/DrinksNKnowsThings 5d ago

Highest student debt?

~$536k

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u/knewtherapy2020 5d ago

Bruh wtf u study? God?

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u/DrinksNKnowsThings 5d ago

The school might have thought they were something like that. I'm a doctor, graduated from a Caribbean medical school with borderline predatory tuition practices justified by marketing themselves as a sort of savior for aspiring medical students who didn't get admitted into a US school. A common theme for these types of medical schools.

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u/supertazz123 5d ago

Mauritians living in the uk. We often refer ourselves as Martians

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u/notyouravgredditer 5d ago

I actually met someone from Mauritius in London

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u/ColtronTD 5d ago

There’s a game called Clash Royale that came out in 2016 when I was in high school. Being a bored teen without a license, I resorted to mobile gaming to pass the time and I found a beta profile for Clash Royale before it even came out in the US, so I was pretty stacked already by the time the game was finally released globally.

It cost about 5000 coins to make a clan back then, and it would’ve taken either a lot of time (or money!) to get that much the day that clans were launched. I started a clan under my own name, ШHΣΣΣZΨ’s Weiner, which is now unfindable as I didn’t consider using a special text would make it impossible to search - so I had to use the clan code (#______) to invite people. The game instantly blew up across my high school and word was somebody already had a clan here and is giving out invites. Clans were a big deal then because you could just get XP and cards (troops) for being in a clan, so everybody wanted that extra jump. Fast forward a month, my clan is now full of my friends and edgy high school teens who have a clear advantage over most opponents - I now have the top clan in the US; for about an hour. I decide, “eh, I bet we could keep a #1 spot if we changed our clans location”, and naturally, I choose Somalia.

I ran the #1 Clash Royale clan in Somalia, usually from a high school band hall, for a little over a year

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u/justinhawk08 5d ago edited 5d ago

Ive died and had 6 wisdom teeth, and ironically those 2 things are related

For context, my heart stopped during my wisdom teeth extraction surgery. I don’t remember for how long but the anesthesiologist said he had the needle of adrenaline in his hand when my heart started beating again. I remember them waking me up and just saying “you gave us a little scare there” before putting me back under and completing the surgery. After i came to and was sitting in the waiting room i had to text my dad (because I couldn’t talk) “I think i died”. In which my dad obviously freaked out because they never even told him.

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u/maali74 5d ago edited 4d ago

I need more info, please.

Edit: OP just had the 1st sentence here when I made the above comment.

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u/Trepeld 5d ago

Honestly there’s a very very high chance that literally nobody could provide more info, we understand mine blowingly little about the mechanics of anesthesia and bizarre reactions are frighteningly common. They mostly use the same drugs in human/veterinary settings and my dog had a very routine operation and was under anesthesia and when she woke up she was completely deaf and was so for the rest of her life.

(I’m just realizing they may have added the second paragraph after you posted this but I’ve spent way too long typing this out to not post it)

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u/herr_brandon 5d ago

Im top 1% of Google local guides in my area

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u/somethingelsebaby 5d ago

That's pretty cool. I've heard the top guides get awarded some gear. Have you gotten anything for your contribution?

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u/chief167 5d ago

I heard that too. Was interested in the swag, and since I travel a lot for work, I thought, hey let's do this.

Over the course of a few weeks, I grew fast. Been level 7 for 2 years now, all I got was a coupon code to send a free Christmas card with a foto from my Google photos.

1 holiday card.

The myths of swag are overrated and from the earliest adopters

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u/somethingelsebaby 5d ago

Ah that's a shame. Thanks for your contribution though. I'm an avid user of Maps and it's people like you guys who make it worth using.

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u/herr_brandon 5d ago

Nope, but im level 6

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u/Joyful_Marlin 5d ago

Oh really? I'm level 5 and I got some socks. So that's nice I guess.

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u/614Hudson 5d ago

I'm level 6 and haven't gotten anything. I feel oddly cheated out of socks.

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u/Rick-powerfu 5d ago

I uploaded 1 picture of a PC parts supplier in my old area.

It was super tricky to find the first time as it's off a main road and you don't see it until you've already passed the driveway.

It also looks like a pub on the corner of these main roads has a parking lot that links back around.

My 1 picture has had some hundreds of thousands of views or something and comments about how it was super difficult to find.

I only uploaded a picture because google asked me too as I was getting back into my car to leave.

Next time I'm uploading memes

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u/A_Trash_Homosapien 5d ago

I used to do that too. Hit like level 5 before I got sick of it and stopped contributing

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u/SpiritToes 5d ago edited 5d ago

Me and my 11 year old son tag teamed a hazard level 5 mission on Deep Rock Galactic which was meant for a 4 man crew. We beat it from beginning to end in one shot and got an award for it saying that only .65% of players have beaten hazard 5 from begining to end.

Edit: Wow, thanks for all the R&S's! Karl would truly be proud of the DRG community, one of the finest in gaming!!

So, some clarity on the mission. It was an elimination mission and we got the twins and the dreadnaught. The fire balls the dreadnaught shoots had a huge explosion radius and it was super aggressive and the twins were moving constantly and their ranged attacks were merciless. I was engineer with submachine gun, proximity mines and the Lazer crossbow with the overclock that gives faster reload and extra ammo and the submachine gun has the overclock where turrets send out an electric shockwave when hit with submachine gun. My son was the gunner class and i'm not sure what he was running other than the cannon, revolver with exploding bullets and fire grenades. Much love my doods!

Edit#2: Some people were wondering specific details about the achievement. I just check and it again and it was "going lethal". Not as cool as Karl Would Be Proud, but still at .65% on Xbox rn.

FOR KARRRRLLL!!!!!!

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u/backward_z 5d ago

Dude I think you're underselling your achievement. That cheevo I'm pretty sure is for clearing a haz 5 mission without anybody dying OR calling a supply pod.

Plenty of people have beat haz 5's, but doing it without dying or restocking... That's a bit trickier.

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u/Flerble56 5d ago

Rock and stone!

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u/GettingFreki 5d ago

I was in the first 1% to watch "What Does the Fox Say?" on youtube.

Youtube sent me an email telling me so.

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u/xgribbelfix 5d ago

Ooh, that was Gangnam Style for me. I saw it with like 3k views.

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u/Sir_Silly_Sloth 5d ago

Similar for me, I was aware of Crab Rave within the hour that it was first released. I used to be a huge Monstercat fan/follower, so to me it was just a clever April Fools joke. Was flabbergasted when it became a meme sensation, I felt like a first mover on something for once in my life.

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u/tall_dom 5d ago

Am 6'8" / 203cm tall

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u/Darnitol1 5d ago edited 5d ago

I had a life threatening reaction to a common prescription drug. It literally caused huge patches of my skin to fall off and my internal organs to begin liquefying. This reaction is so rare that they don’t even have to list it as a potential side effect (six cases have occurred with over ten million people taking this drug). I don’t like to name the drug because the problem was with my body, not the medicine itself. I don’t want to scare people away from a lifesaving drug that isn’t to blame for what happened. I’m fully recovered now, by the way.

[EDIT] Well, now someone has said they're going to DM me for the drug name and then share it with everyone, so I have to stop sending it now. Sorry, it's a lifesaving drug for almost everyone but me; I'm not going to risk ruining that for others based on my more than one in a million reaction.

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u/Professional-Egg-7 5d ago edited 5d ago

I was given Haldol from the hospital ended up having very severe tardive dyskinesia. Imagine your body trying to twist and break your bones but you can't do anything about it. Even my eyes were trying to roll into the back of my head. Very traumatizing, especially having several drs around you panicking because they've never seen it before. Luckily a recent nursing student figured it out and basically ran to get the injection. Also, my mom said it was awful seeing it, I'm super flexible and I looked like the grudge girl.

Edit: it seems it may not have been tardive dyskinesia, I may have my terms mixed up. But the experience of it is burned into my mind haha.

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u/ItsBail 5d ago

Similar thing happened to me when I got into a bicycle accident (when I was 12). Gave me Haldol because I was being very uncooperative. Later on my jaw locked up and everything started tightening up. I was trying to fight it which felt like I was making things worse. Broke a few teeth in the process. By far the most painful thing that has ever happened to me so far. It was also the only time I ever begged for a shot.

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u/Professional-Egg-7 5d ago

It's so fucking scary, not only physically but its also a mind fuck

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u/Disabled_And_Proud 5d ago

I have cerebral palsy (out of 1,000 babies born, 2-4 will have it)

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u/Dachboy 5d ago

my brother has cerebral palsy and his brain is fucking awesome! it’s the craziest thing! he was born without half, yes HALF his brain and doctors didn’t know if he would walk or talk. his brain rewired itself and the only symptoms he has is that the right side of his body is weaker (unable to use right hand effectively, curved spine etc.) on the developmental side he has autism, but compared to how bad it could have been, it’s fascinating how quickly the brain can repair itself! my brother is an inspiration to me because he got a job before i did! and he is disabled! he’s in shape and loving life, i’m so happy he’s here.

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u/Maiesk 5d ago

I've always admired the way Breaking Bad depicted cerebral palsy. It's an extremely broad condition, and while some need constant care, some others can live independently, and there is a lot of inbetween. I thought it was really cool that Walt Jr has cerebral palsy but aside from his crutches and moderately slurred speech he's a normal teenager.

Your story is crazy, though. The human brain is just amazing. Good for your brother and good for you for being so loving and supportive.

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u/thehoodedclawz 5d ago

Marathon runners, I guess it's a pretty low percentage of people who've ran 1 but I've ran over 40 and still going strong. Targeting being close to 50 by the end of the year.

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u/simplicityincludebob 5d ago edited 5d ago

How old are you? 40 marathons is a lot

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u/thehoodedclawz 5d ago

Almost 50 but I ran my first marathon about four years ago. I know a guy who has just clocked up his 1500th, yes that's really one and a half thousand marathons!

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u/bayarea_fanboy 5d ago

You are probably in the 1% of people who wear their sneakers out the fastest too.

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u/OddOperation5 5d ago

I have aphantasia. I can't form images in my mind. If I read a book, for instance, I wouldn't be able to tell you what the characters look like. My brain just doesn't work like that.

I found out at 30 that other people actually visualize things in their head. I always thought it was kinda like a figure of speech or something...

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u/caravaggihoe 5d ago

I think aphantasia is probably more common than we know but it’s one of those things that most people don’t realise they have until they learn it’s not how other people experience it, kinda like photic sneezing.

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u/microwavedave27 5d ago

photic sneezing

I just googled it and TIL I'm not the only one who sneezes when looking at bright lights.

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u/ForgetfulDoryFish 5d ago

My husband and both our kids have the photic sneeze reflex and my daughter (age 4) asked me "Mommy why don't you sneeze in the sun? Is it because you're short?"

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u/PostalveolarDrift230 5d ago

When I was 7 or 8, I asked my mom why we sneeze when we come out of church. It always happened after church because we were in a pretty dark room for a while and then went out in the sun. And that was the first place I recognized that it was consistent.

My mom looked at me like I was crazy, of course.

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u/TheIdiotPrince 5d ago

I have Aphantasia too but I remember being able to visualize perfectly as a child. I think it ended after waking up from brain surgery.

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u/Abidan-Jury 5d ago

I remember being able to visualize perfectly as a child.

Does your memories of your childhood have images, are you able to remember thinking of images or is it like a memory of a memory?

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u/Ascholay 5d ago

r/aphantasia

There are dozens of us. Dozens!

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u/fuzzycuffs 5d ago

I actually have an RTX 3080

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u/Chipnstein 5d ago

He asked for 1% not 0.00001%

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u/the_hand_that_heaves 5d ago

Most impressive post here.

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u/Burg3rPrinc3 5d ago

Anyone's birthday must be under 1% of the world population. Congrats everyone!

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u/storvolleng 5d ago

Jokes on you, mines the 29th of february, i win

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u/ngl_kinda_sus 5d ago

Damn you're like.. 4

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u/Hampni 5d ago

He took his drivers test with his state required booster seat.

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u/reflUX_cAtalyst 5d ago edited 5d ago

I was addicted to heroin for a decade. I got clean and stayed clean, 5 years later. I've never relapsed and never see it happening.

They say 10% of addicts get clean and stay clean. That number has proved to be high, from my personal experience.

I've been to 38 funerals in 4 years. None were anything but overdoses.

I'm still here. I'm one of the ones who made it out.

EDIT: I wasn't expecting this to gain traction. Thank you to all for your kind words of encouragement. If you have an addict in your life, know that there is a difference between the person and the drug (usually..... of course there's shitty people) and that they feel like they are alone in the world. I can't really offer advice, just be kind. That's all - be kind.

Thank you.

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