DNA Test Shockingly Changes One Man's Entire Family History.
The humans that are alive today are lucky enough to see how incredibly far technology has come, especially when it comes to tracing back your family history. Thanks to advances in technology and a deeper understanding of DNA, people are able to truly find out where their family comes from. For most people, the results they receive are exactly what they were expecting. But for others, well, just keep reading the story because sometimes DNA tests cause a whole bunch of family drama.
Like many others, Reddit user TheAtomicPlayboy was gifted a 23andMe DNA kit from his wife.
Also like others, he was expecting to hear the same thing that he had been hearing his entire life. And in this Reddit user's life, he had been told that he was Italian for as long as he can remember.
But this Reddit user wasn't just told by his family that he was Italian.
He was taught to live, breathe, and think Italian. “I was raised in a big Italian family – Christmas dinner meant cannolis, pasta, and lots of red wine," TheAtomicPlayboy explained. "In college, I even majored in Italian Studies, learned the language, and spent a summer in Desenzano del Garda “connecting with my roots.” So you see, being Italian was extremely important to the Reddit user and his family.
Unfortunately, things were going to quickly take a turn for the awkward.
Even though he knew what the results were going to be, he decided to amuse his wife and take the test anyway. After all, it was a present from her.
As many of you know, there's really not much to it other than providing a bit of your saliva.
"I spit in the plastic tube, and sent it in to back to the lab to be analyzed (fully expecting that she had just wasted $99 because, duh, Italian). The lab results came back unceremoniously today, with an email confirmation “A world of DNA discovery is waiting." The Reddit user was about to find out how much discovery really was waiting for him.
"I was certain that my results would show that I was a mixed cocktail of milquetoast European, with a good splash of Italian Campari," said the Reddit user.
But, boy, was he wrong! A few months prior, his grandfather also took a DNA test, which he was proud to boast, proved that he was 93.7% Italian. As it turns out, they have a lot less in common than they had once believed.
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