As much as we all love our moms, admit it — your mom can be a little weird. No, check that. A lot weird. Right? Don’t lie. Having a weird mom is nothing to be ashamed of. There are good reasons why your mom is a weirdo.
For example, have you ever heard of something called “microchimerism?” Neither had we, but after we watched this fast but fascinating video we had to look it up. Turns out, microchimerism is the process by which you actually deposited some of your own genetic material inside your mom before you were born — and it’s still there.
Turns out, when you were in your mom’s uterus, some of your cells slipped off of you and into your mom’s body. Those cells don’t fade away, they multiply. And somewhere inside your mom’s body today, there are cells that are descended from those cells that you gave your mom as a little gift before you made your way out of her body into the world.
But that isn’t the only thing you that left inside your mom. Watch the BuzzFeed video. You’ll see what we’re talking about.
While all of the facts in this video help explain why mom is a bit weird, if anything, they make us love her more. After all, who else would put up with this level of strangeness?