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10 Shocking Results from DNA Ancestry Tests

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Ancestry tests provided by companies like 23andMe, Ancestry.com, and Helix are more popular than they’ve ever been. As more people have their DNA tested to see where in the world their ancestors came from, it’s led to some fascinating results. In some cases, the results are downright shocking and can uncover secrets that have been buried for years, if not decades. →Subscribe for new videos every day! https://www.youtube.com/user/toptenznet?sub_confirmation=1 Find more lists at: http://www.toptenz.net Entertaining and educational top 10 lists from TopTenzNet! Subscribe to our Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TopTenz/ Business inquiries to [email protected] Other TopTenz Videos: Are These 10 Things Actually Possible? https://youtu.be/YaPvYRvzQiM?list=PLQ4d2-ByGhnLt3JIYHY_PUk7TrxFJZFGK Top 10 Interesting Facts About the Placebo Effect https://youtu.be/aP6eUrd148I?list=PLQ4d2-ByGhnLyDzDNeyvA6ZKu5_jMYMip Text version: http://www.toptenz.net/10-shocking-results-dna-ancestry-tests.php Coming up: 10. Doreen Isherwood and Anne Hall 9. David Jantzik 8. Craig Cobb 7. Dick Nelson 6. Krista Brian 5. “DNA Regrets” 4. Andrea Ramirez 3. “George Doe” 2. Walter Macfarlane and Alan Robinson 1. Alice Collins Plebuch Source/Further reading: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6621319.stm http://www.cbc.ca/radio/docproject/lost-and-found-a-doc-project-special-1.4414357/when-this-man-took-a-dna-test-he-discovered-a-50-year-secret-1.4414360 https://youtu.be/ptSZnTtGCQA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8XTpCwicwE http://www.rrstar.com/news/20161129/rockford-native-left-in-total-shock-after-receiving-ancestrycom-dna-results https://youtu.be/ekXcZb7naB0 https://www.cnbc.com/2017/12/10/dna-tests-can-reveal-paternity-surprises.html https://www.vox.com/2014/9/9/5975653/with-genetic-testing-i-gave-my-parents-the-gift-of-divorce-23andme https://youtu.be/AS4FD5_F6tc https://www.cnn.com/2017/12/27/health/friends-brothers-dna-discovery-hawaii-trnd/index.html https://www.irishcentral.com/roots/genealogy/irish-american-shocked-as-dna-shows-she-s-50-percent-jewish-century-old-secret-revealed https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:NHGRI_researcher_uses_a_pipette_to_remove_DNA_from_a_micro_test_tube.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tomo-chi-chi_and_other_Yamacraws_Native_Americans.jpg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptSZnTtGCQA https://www.flickr.com/photos/snre/6946913449 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USA_-_SOUTH_CAROLINA_-_Deputy_Sheriff_Calhoun_County.jpg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekXcZb7naB0 http://maxpixel.freegreatpicture.com/static/photo/1x/Microbiology-Biology-Gene-Dna-Analysis-Medicine-163466.jpg https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/15842427769 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AS4FD5_F6tc
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Elyas Bin Yahya Rucker (3 hours ago)
Come on, Simon. Half Mexican? Seriously dude? “Mexican heritage” isn’t a thing, that’s why it doesn’t show up on those test results.
Elyas Bin Yahya Rucker (3 hours ago)
That switched at birth bungle is unacceptable. That is a very terrible thing that is so easily preventable. The parents simply need to keep an eye on their baby!
Swedish War Goat (1 day ago)
Wow, I'm so shocked right now.
Zach Larsen (1 day ago)
As of a couple weeks ago we have a new number one.
Ritercrazy (1 day ago)
Since I've only had you know what with hubby I'm pretty sure he's the dad of our kids. Oh and a look a like son kind of helps. Lol
Nathalie Alowou (1 day ago)
I didn't know that Jewish was a race lol
Maren Tollefson (1 day ago)
You look like Micheal from Vsauce
Maren Tollefson (1 day ago)
I can’t stop thinking about this
Lee Milby (1 day ago)
I usually love your videos, but the use of the word "real" here to refer to biological parents and children here is extremely offensive and disrespectful. Saying that an adopted person's biological parents are their "real parents" totally disregards all of the years of love, care, affection AKA PARENTING that the adoptive parents have put in. The correct term is "BIOLOGICAL PARENTS." Now every situation is different, but as an adopted person myself I personally find it outrageous when people consider the man and woman who happened to have sex one day and then walked away once I was birthed to be my "real" parents. Their contribution to "parenting" was minimal at best.
Kelsey Clough (1 day ago)
Halifax? Like in nova scotia?
Dennis Harrell (1 day ago)
There is a company that specializes in DNA tests for white supremacists. It is understood that you will come from Europe.
Nkryptchon 01 (1 day ago)
Yup, cool vid for sure.
AsahDude (2 days ago)
Alright, who kidnapped Vsauce?
ARTIST'IO B (2 days ago)
the next time you put on a white shirt make sure you put on a white tee-shirt too😉
Emmuzka (2 days ago)
The popularity comes from Americans' obsession with race. How rootless do you have to feel to cherish some odd 14% of German heritage like some kind of heirloom?
Benmore Peak (2 days ago)
This is stupid: Almost every white person listed on IMDb has Native American ancestry. In fact, it seems like the whiter the star, the more Cherokee, Sioux, Navaho, or whatever they are. And if it's on the IMDb it must be true.
Gonorrhea Breath (2 days ago)
Hey, you could have the luck of the golden state killer and get found out by a 3rd cousin. That's right, cold case detectives are turning to DNA websites to track down their suspects.
MichiganBob (1 day ago)
Gonorrhea Breath That's impossible. The "experts" here say it's all fake.
Ingrid Benn (2 days ago)
Can someone guide me on how I can get this test done on my self I live in Guyana but looking for some help
rjbgfx (2 days ago)
That last one was cool!!
K C (2 days ago)
And now we have learned that the employees at the companies that do these tests have decided on their own to lie about the results to fight against "whiteness".
Yolo Bro (2 days ago)
Let me guess you’re 100% Jewish?
Anitomic Sketch (2 days ago)
Blake Gwinn (3 days ago)
I donated sperm I must be dad to about 2 billion kids. And not one of them ever call.
Blake Gwinn (3 days ago)
look into ur dna.....and find joy or horror
ASC Missions (3 days ago)
Between the hate, the religious confusion, and the speed rap, this was quite the disappointment.
Ncyim (3 days ago)
23&ME admitted that they falsely ascribed African DNA to Whites to counter white supremacy. I had no idea how fantastic white people are before finding out their lie and studying why whites would feel superior.
Salem Thorup (3 days ago)
This is a pathetic "top ten", especially considering the topic and the large pool of stories to pick from. Yikes. Probably never watching a video from your channel again. Lame.
Felipe Behrens (3 days ago)
What would happen if I sent a swab from my dog?
Redeemed Harshsw (3 days ago)
Even the hospital in 2002 after doing blood test stated, YOUR BLOODLINES ARE MUCH DIFFERENT THAN WE THOUGHT. I SAID I KNOW.
Redeemed Harshsw (3 days ago)
Wonder what would show up for me. Both my Grandmothers half Cherokee. My great great Grandfather Jewish Farmer. The rest is African American.
mimsley5 (4 days ago)
Add "Pocahonky" to the list.... 😂😂😂
Matthew Furlani (4 days ago)
Why is elizabeth warren not updated in this video?
Soso Notchurbusiness (4 days ago)
Wasn't there a story a while back..of a gay couple that took a dna test and found out they were brothers..crazy chips and dips man
Richard Tyll (4 days ago)
I lost my virginity at age 15 to a girl I knew from High School but, didn't really hang around together. One day she just showed up at my house, stayed the whole day and into the night, where we then had sex. A few weeks later she showed up telling me she was pregnant. Being 15, I said, "What do you want me to do?" She left town, traveled to California. Nine years later I ended up in California & the friend I was visiting told me we were going to go meet up with someone from High School. When we arrived, it was this girl. While we visited, nothing was mentioned about a child but, there was a photo of a young 9-year-old girl displayed. We were looking through our HS yearbook when we came to the page with my picture, my photo was circled in red pen but, the boy next to me with a similar last name was also circled. Nothing was mentioned & I didn't have the courage to ask so, I have lived my whole life wondering if I actually have a daughter or if this girl got pregnant by the other boy & had sex with me to see if she could dupe me into taking responsibility for the child. That was in 1973 & I still wonder about this often. I am 60 and never did have children of my own. I wish I could get an answer before I die.
Richard Tyll (2 days ago)
I appreciate your sentiments but, I have searched discretely and found nothing. I wouldn't want to publish her mother's name in public. If her mother or the child/woman in question truly wanted to find me, it wouldn't be hard as I have a very large online presence. I suppose I could try tracking down the other boy, circled in red ink and see if he was ever contacted then or since.
marcus chambers (4 days ago)
find her again and ask use Facebook she maybe looking to! it's not over .
Is MellL (4 days ago)
What if you find out you're dating a cousin, that must suck.
X Girl (4 days ago)
The companies own your DNA and can exploit it any which way the choose..it's dark.. ..read the small print. They should be paying fortunes,,,
toroc (4 days ago)
I had my DNA tested and was honestly surprised, I thought that since my skin is so light I must be mostly European? Only 16% European (Spain) The rest is Native North and Central American
PokeEmblem 692 (5 days ago)
The way he talked when talking about the racist - hilarious.
Jenny Q (5 days ago)
I find these tests so interesting!
Anna Troup (5 days ago)
Christina Argentum (5 days ago)
hey guys, welcome to binging with babish
Neal Ramsey (5 days ago)
Racist are ignorant fools but I don't understand acting as though they are worse than murderers. Criminals are treated as though, "oh he just went off track" but a racist deserves to be without a job, friends, or family. I don't condone racism but I've known some and most are just ignorant and wouldn't actually treat people differently much less believe in slavery and the like.
Billie Wilson (5 days ago)
Thanks so much ! 🤷🏾‍♀️🙋🏽
CallMe Whatever (5 days ago)
0:00 *heyy vessause heree*
michael hourigan (5 days ago)
Lesson - When you have a kid have it tested to make sure it's really yours, because women. And when the baby is born never let it out of your site for one second, because nurses.
Idiotbox3000 (5 days ago)
A 78 year old man finds out his real father was an Italian who used to date his sister. Wow!
Khalid Mujahid (5 days ago)
The only thing that could've made that white supremacist's results better is if he was 1/3 African, 1/3 Hispanic, and 1/3 Jewish 😂
deslocc124 (6 days ago)
Certainly interesting.. but I know who my father and mother are, and sorry no affairs. But who knows.. maybe as a 'white European, I have more native Indian blood that Sen. Warren.. Hahahaha
Christopher Brown (6 days ago)
That's like the third time I've heard of hospitals switching babies accidentally. They REALLY need to clean up their act!
Fading Skater (6 days ago)
number 9 is so heartwarming...
X Girl (6 days ago)
I'm Welsh catholic if you can be Ashkenazi Jewish..
Debbie Thornhill (4 days ago)
Hi, probably because the sabbatean Jews, converted to catholicism and Islam in the thousands a few hundred years ago.
X Girl (6 days ago)
I'm confused..From what i understand DNA tests reveal origins..not the addresses of relatives?
Jewrel (6 days ago)
Ruben Leal (6 days ago)
That last one is so sad, yet the sweetest.
I was adopted and at 47 I had my dna rested. The non identifying information my adopted parents were told I was Italian and Native American... nope... English, Wales, Norway... and I’ve always known I have Rh- blood. Within hours I have been linked to a 1st cousin who inadvertently shared the connection with another 1st cousin... she was unaware that the cousin she has sent me to for gemologist information was my half brother on the maternal side. Within 34 hours I had been in contact with y half brother,he has a full blooded older sister and he is almost to the day a year older then me. My adoptive parents were told that my biological mother was married but that her husband was in bietnam when I was conceived and she was given a choice. Her marriagemor me... they split up when my half brother was 7. I’ve still not found a close connection on my paternal line and more then likely he doesn’t know I exist. Sadly, I knew way back that I had missed the opertunity to meet my biological mother... but... I HAD met her... and my half brother. My first husband was raised in a small town in Mississippi... we would go up from New Orleans for holidays etc... there’s a restaurant at the head of the road his folks lived on... my biological mother was a waitress there from 1988 (when I met my first husband) until her passing in 1994. He son, my half brother was the reserve police officer and the ststion’s dispatcher and my ex’s cousin was one of the 2 full-time officers... My ex-in-laws were very active in the community and one of the full time officers is my ex’s 1st cousin... so while at a fund raiser I was introduced to my half brother... we had commented on how we could be related... how ironic is THAT! But, I had been born in New Orleans... what were the odds??? I learned that although my adoption was “private” it’s possible that my birth mother knew who had adopted me. Further mind blowing information... throughout my childhood up until 1990 I had lived less then 20 miles from her at any given time! Thx for reading!
Cynthia McLaglen (6 days ago)
People can share Haplogroups which have existed for 50,000 years. As they travelled to different parts of the world their looks changed and they intermarried with people from different parts of the world. The "Brown eyes" and "Blond hair" etc depends on your mothers and fathers and whatever ancestors you have had. Cynthia McLaglen
Taka Yama (6 days ago)
We keep this up and we gonna show that we all came from Noah and his 7.
Luis Ventura (6 days ago)
Shocking indeed, we all came from the same ape. THEN WE LOST THE POWER OF COMMON sense!!!
starxstruck (6 days ago)
i dont know my dna but my dad is 80% england 6.25% native american 5% german idk rest my last name is a german/jewish last name but i have no jewish in me so its def from germany
CHELLE BELLE (7 days ago)
I'm 94% European, 6% native American
Lorraine Keech (7 days ago)
Mine was exactly what I thought it would be. No suprises however I have dona a whole lot of Ancestry work so I pretty much guessed.
hebneh (8 days ago)
In the 1960s, the man who was second-in-command in the American Nazi Party was revealed to actually be Jewish. A reporter tracked this down, and before he published the story, he called the man to discuss it with him. The Nazi begged him not to publish the story, then immediately killed himself.
hebneh (8 days ago)
I wouldn't say that finding your birth mother, when you knew you'd been adopted, was "shocking".
hebneh (8 days ago)
When I was about 55 I found out for the first time that I had an aunt who was my father's half-sister. I don't know if he ever knew she existed; if he did, he never told his kids. A few months later I found out my great-uncle supposedly also had fathered a child; I worked with one of her descendants and knew another one. All this happened without any genetic testing.
Rainy Jane (8 days ago)
Yeah "woman finds out her father was actually some guy whom she never met and had no idea he was her father. Then she met him and it was the happiest day of her life." Does no one stop to think about what actually happened here? Ie, many years ago this guy had unprotected sex, got some woman pregnant and then fled, leaving her to be pregnant and then have to care for and support the baby (then child, then young adult, then adult) on her own/receive help and support from a completely different guy. Why is the biological father such a long-lost hero here?? Because he banged a woman one night and then took off?
Arlo310 (8 days ago)
My opinion is that you’re trash
hellochinsley (8 days ago)
Searching the comments for anyone who caught the Clayton Bigsby joke!😂 That was perfect!
Swiss Boi (8 days ago)
Did the test. 1% Alive, 99% Ded
DesanaRose (9 days ago)
That last one is crazy!
BookMilla (10 days ago)
I recently ordered one of these kits, and I’m a little nervous...but then again, I look a lot like my parents so at least I won’t be told I’m adopted lol
Edward Stack Sr (10 days ago)
Barack got pissed when he found out he was a rhesus!
Spock vs Khan (10 days ago)
There is an agenda out there for everyone to be mixed, but that is not the truth. If, we were mixed , nothing would change in society. We would just be sub-sets of ethnic groups with the same issues.
bravobr (1 day ago)
Genetically/DNA wise, we are all mixed ! What makes each of us who we are is the specific dominant genes that form each and every one of us.
SPARTAN PRIDE (10 days ago)
divorce your parents ? If your parents are adoptive parents, they love you, how can you leave them ????? That is mean. You see what this DNA tests are doing, ripping people apart
Rahann Neon (11 days ago)
Another source of indigenous American dna in Great Britain could be the Inuit people. It just isn't very far for a native in a kayak.
Brian Demmers (11 days ago)
I am Jersian but she is Texan and he is Floridian by you are actually Pennsylvanian -Interesting The One who has the power to take away our identity and history has the power to enslave us
Mysterios1989 (12 days ago)
Something similar to number 10 was the experience a guy I knew made. He was working as a hobby with the origin of names and came across a family who's names translate from German (where this story takes plaxe) to "Sun", and he became interested why they had that last name. He started to dig into it and found out that centuries ago, a noblemen brought black slaves with him. When he freed them, they faced the problem that these three former slaves had no last name, so he dicided to give them the names "Sun", "Moon" and "Star". The family wasn't to pleased with that finding, they were kinda more, let's call it hard conservatives, and where not that glad to learn about their black slave ancestry.
M.J. Leger (13 days ago)
Sometimes it is just best NOT to know your ancestry -- we ALL originate the same way before thousands of years of branching off to what we are today! And sometimes there are mistakes in DNA testing that could produce results that can ruin a person's life. Humans err, and humans do the DNA testing so it's not always going to be with accurate, perfect results. We all probably have crooks way down far in our lineage somewhere! Sometimes it's just best not to know, since you cannot change anything! (Who really cares about a cousin 9 times removed!)
Spock vs Khan (13 days ago)
Found out I was Vulcan.
Seems like a lot of these are "wife is a cheating liar"
SCSilk (14 days ago)
My maternal grandfather isn’t who we thought he was. I found my mother’s half sister through dna testing. She has two sisters and a half brother. His children look so much like my mother that I have no doubts. My mother, her bio mother and father, and the man we called grandpa are no longer with us. So we will never know the full story or who knew what.
Princess Jasmine (14 days ago)
We all have same father and mother... Adam and Eve.
Carrie Carter (15 days ago)
Omg! That last story was crazy! And this DNA testing is bringing secrets out of the closet for a lot of people! Rather they want them out or not!
erasmo61 (15 days ago)
How can we swallow this theories about that being Jewish is being part of a race or "Irish Catholic" is a race??? Crazy
J.B Newcomer (15 days ago)
I know most of my ancestry without one of these tests, both of my families keep pretty accurate records; my mother's side is Polish, Czech-Slovak, German, tiny bit of Greek and a little Jewish (my great great grandmother was half and she was a first generation American- my mother's father's side- my great great grandmother taught my grandma Slavic-my mother's mother's side-). Although I wouldn't be surprised if there was some French, Russian, and /or Southeast European crown in there, because history. My Father's side is mostly English, Irish (My last name "Newcomer" was mostly an English name until most of the families of Newcomer's left for Ireland and then most came across to America during the "Potato Famine later on after about 200-300 years of mingling), Scottish, German and a little bit of Nordic and some more Jewish (which funnily enough no one practices Judaism in any parts of my family but we have met distant relative who do in Germany) sure I'll never know exact percentages or if I'm 0.1% of something uncharted by my family but I know what my family celebrate and cherishes ( My grandmother -mostly German- has us put our shoes out on December 6th for St. Nicolas Day and my grandma -the one who was taught Slavic and is also polish- makes cookies and such like Rum balls/Rumove koule and Vanocka )
Estebahn G (15 days ago)
10 years ago it was very inaccurate so has anything change ? Yea ! Your from one particular ape in Africa that was told not to eat from the tree of knowledge ! Haaaahaaaaa
Ken McCarthy (16 days ago)
I always thought I was German but turns out I'm American through and through!
Krys Wee (17 days ago)
Didn't know this channel was so politically charged. "His DNA is trash" "white girls dropped out of high schools, dark skin became college proffesor" "affair with patriarch of another family".
jfsfrnd (17 days ago)
Adopting children doesnt always give them a better life.
jfsfrnd (17 days ago)
They have A and C MTDNA Haplogroups.
N7 Titan (19 days ago)
I didn't know DNA can test for religion....:/
Taelor Watson (19 days ago)
I took the test and it said that Bill Cosby was my father which is impossible because she only had coffee with him and doesn't remember anything else.
Kavan Patel (19 days ago)
Visual politiek spotted
joanne jameson (20 days ago)
The test I did with my heritage was way off, my great grandparents on my nan's side were german and on my other grandmothers side we can trace our English roots back to the battle of agincort in 1415 yet there was neither german or English flagged, instead 43% Scandinavian, 41% celt and the rest a mix of north African, Nigerian Greek and balcan.
jonathan smith (21 days ago)
3:00 Can someone please define "hate speech".
Gustave Viking (21 days ago)
So your going to conveniently leave the negro to ape link... that's the most disturbing.
Mark Thompson (21 days ago)
EXCELLENT VIDEO .... thanks for making me afraid of taking a dna test lol lol
E. D. (22 days ago)
This video is not the least bit shocking. zzz
kevin joseph (22 days ago)
the story--baby switch....gees
kevin joseph (22 days ago)
I dont believe dna tests are 100% right.
So me and my wife got into this whole DNA-test mumbo jumbo...turns out we are both 80%redneck and 20% stupid...what i dont get though: why was our dna 50% identical isnt that just supposed to be with your children or so?
Magan Heinrich (24 days ago)
I have 15 siblings I'm still looking for 3 of them I grew up with w and for the last 10 years I have been slowly finding the rest thinking about doing a dna test as well my brother hit 23 and me and I wanna go with a diffrent one of get a wider range

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