These 15 Side-By-Side Photos of Parents and Their Identical Kids Prove That Genetics Are Seriously Crazy | 22 Words

The great thing about being a parent is seeing what your kid inherits from you. Is it your love of cooking? Your ability to excel in mathematics? How about your signature red, curly hair? It's the beauty of family, after all: seeing how alike and different you are in so many peculiar ways.

These kids definitely take after their parents in their own unique way!

This mother and daughter with two different colored eyes.

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The proper name is heterochromia. They're absolutely gorgeous! Six out of every thousand people have this condition.

"My dad's index tip was cut off when he was 10, my index is shorter than my pinky" says this poster.

This is CRAZY!

This woman and her mom are totally identical.

Genetics are crazy, y'all.

This one is wild.

A thumb from each parent!

Check out this amazing mother daughter pair.

We love their unique streak of white hair!

This amazing split screen shows a mom on one side and her son on the other.

We can't believe how well these match up!

Like father, like son.

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Who says you can't inherit sleeping habits from your parents? This clearly iconic duo is most definitely related!

We guess adrenaline rushes run in the family?

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Might as well start them young! What a cool parent and kid combo.

Can you spot the difference between the two photos?

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No? Good, because neither can we! It's hard to believe on the left is a father and on the right is a son. They look identical!

Looks like something pretty serious has got their attention.

If you weren't sure whether these two were related, just stare at the picture a little longer. Even their eyes are the same shade! What other interesting similarities are there between parents and their kids?

Now that is a shocking shade of blue!

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It's like they were given the exact same eyes. That blue is piercing. Do you think they can see into all of our souls? Also, can we request that shade of blue as a wall paint color?

Sometimes you inherit the desire to head bang at the Grand Canyon like your mom once did.

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And the award for coolest mother/son duo goes to.... These two, for head banging at the Grand Canyon. Most people just go and take selfies. This is on a whole other level!

Sleeping habits part two.

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They're even wearing the exact same top. This little kid is going to have the best Throwback Thursday picture one day!

Sometimes you just need your own ride.

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And it has to be an exact version of your father's. Do you think that little thing gets good gas mileage? We're adding it to our 2018 wish list.

We're seeing double!

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This needs to be on a birthday card or something. Talk about double vision. It's utterly precious; the mirroring poses complete the photo!