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Have you ever had someone tell you you've got a familiar face? Well, chances are, you might actually be a doppelganger!

According to a recent study conducted by University of Adelaide forensic scientist Teghan Lucas for the National Center for Biotechnology Information, a majority of us has someone that looks exactly like us on this planet!

Cue the Orphan Black dance party.

As part of the study, Lucas recorded 4,000 distinct features on unrelated faces, and after a fair amount of calculations, concluded that 1 in 135 people has a 'twin stranger' - or a non-related person who almost identically shares our physical features.

However, here's where it gets a little more interesting.

We actually don't have to share 100% of the same exact physical features to look like a twin to someone. The human eye generally doesn't capture exact measurements, but more just a general mapping of facial features.
So even if you share only 90% of the same features as someone, people will see twins - making the probability that you have a twin stranger MUCH more likely! (In fact, almost guaranteed! But whether or not they actually live anywhere near you is another story.)

Have you ever met a person who looks exactly like you? What would you do if you ran into your clone one day?

Let me know in the comments below, and for more weird BUT TRUE studies, follow my Weird Science collection!
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If I meet mine, I hope they're rich. We're totally going Prince(ess) and Pauper here. XD
a year agoReply
@AnbuRose LOL Yes, you can just kill them off and take their place.
a year agoReply
@danidee Haha, I was just going to trick them into thinking my life was more awesome so they'd swap with me willingly, but your way's easier and eliminates the sole witness. 馃槇馃榿
a year agoReply
@AnbuRose Buhahahahaha. You have to work on your evil laugh.
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