12 Animals You Didn’t Know You Were Kind Of Related To

If you’ve ever felt the call of the wild, it might be because you share a CRAZY amount of DNA with the following animals… For more mind-blowing facts about DNA, check out AncestryDNA!

1. Chimps - 98.8% DNA match

 

This comes as no surprise to anyone who’s ever been on a bad date.

2. Cats - 90% DNA match

 

Even if you identify as a “dog person,” you’re still 90% a “cat person.” Sorry, not sorry!

3. Mice - 88% DNA match

 

And now your insatiable appetite for cheese finally makes sense.

4. Cows - 85% DNA match

 

“They won’t buy the cow if you give the milk away for free” has never been more applicable.

5. Dogs - 84% DNA match

 

We may hump different things at different times, but what we can all agree upon is that we would rather eat real-people food than something healthy.

6. Zebrafish - 73% DNA match

 

The next time you smell something fishy… check yo’self before you start making accusations.

7. Platypus - 69% DNA match

 

Ever feel like you don’t fit in? Imagine how this duck-beaked, beaver-tailed, otter-footed weirdo feels!

8. Chickens - 65% DNA match

 

Next time you don’t want to do something and someone asks you, “What are you, a chicken?” you can confidently respond, “Well… kind of.”

9. Fruit flies - 47% DNA match

 

You can now feel justified in wanting to swat away the hundreds of people who get in your way all day long.

10. Honey bee - 44% DNA match

 

A society where women have men wrapped around their finger and the men don’t seem to mind… sounds familiar.

11. Roundworm - 38% DNA match

 

Like a parasitic worm, we all have that one friend who’s a total mooch.

12. Wine grapes - 24% DNA match

 

OK. So obviously this isn’t an animal… but think about this! The next time you feel bad about getting older, remember that like a fine wine, you only get better with age.

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