People Got Tested To See What Their Actual Ethnicity Is And Were Pretty Surprised

Can you handle the truth?

1. For a lot of people, knowing where you’re from forms a huge part of your identity. So, the Test Friends decided to get genetically tested to find out their genetic ancestry.

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2. Many of the participants thought they had a good idea of where they came from, and had formed a basis for who they were around that assumption.

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3. Using the genetic tester 23andme, the Test Friends gave a sample of their DNA to get their results. Which basically means they spit into a tube…

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4. …Seriously, it was a lot of spit…

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5. …And tbh, not the easiest thing to get a clean sample of.

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Jen might be 15% burrito.

6. The group enlisted the help of Erynn Gordon, genetic counselor extraordinaire.

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7. Jen was up first, and was surprised to learn she wasn’t *as* Italian as she anticipated.

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8. But regardless of what the results were, Jen thought the way she was raised truly spoke to her identity.

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9. Maycie was unsurprised to learn that she was 99.9% European…

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10. …AKA white.

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11. And Shane was right there with Maycie.

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12. Ryan was very intrigued by his results because he originally assumed he would be half Japanese and half Mexican…

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13. …But there wasn’t a clear indicator for his Mexican heritage.

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Though Erynn said his Mexican heritage could be represented in other listed geographic ancestries.

14. For Daysha, her ancestry lined up with what she thought it would be…

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15. …Well, for the most part.

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16. Overall, it was a really interesting experience for the Test Friends, and definitely something worth exploring for anyone interested in learning about their roots.

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