What makes you unique?
In the words of that fuzzy blue monster Grover- you are special, there is no one else like you but just how unique are you? One of the exhibits in BodyWorks asks that exact question. The DNA Decider is a touch screen game that asks our visitors questions like what colour is your hair, are you left or right handed and is your ear wax sticky or flaky?
Since BodyWorks opened nearly 6 months ago, over 12 thousand people have recorded their information. We have taken all of their details and created a profile of a typical GSC Visitor.
Hair Colour- Brown
Eye Colour- Blue
Skin Colour- I (light, pale white skin)
Free hanging or attached ear lobes? - hanging
Left or right handed? - right
Does your hairline form a peak in the front of your forehead? - no peak
Is your ear wax sticky or flaky? - sticky
Are you a brown-haired, blued-eyed female with light skin, hanging ear lobes, right handed with no hair peak and sticky ear wax? According to the DNA decider that describes the average visitor to Glasgow Science Centre. Plus, just 6% of those who recorded their results were unique and did not share all their characteristics with any other visitor.
Although we share many characteristics with other people, Grover is right- there is no one just like you! It is your DNA though that contains the information that makes you truly unique.