DNA tests are usually a fun way for people to find out they’re not only Italian and Irish, but are also a little bit Scottish, Spanish, English, French, Swedish, Portuguese, Russian, Native American, Underground Mole Person, Indian, Indonesian, Japanese, African, African Honey Bee, Ukrainian, Turkish, Klingon, and just a dash of Iraqi. If there’s one universal truth revealed by DNA tests, it’s that our ancestors fucked around. A lot.
Some people swear they’ll never take a DNA test because it can reveal startling things about your health, like if your genetic makeup is predisposed to having a massive heart attack before the age of 60. These folks would rather not know whether their DNA is wired to end their lives early (can’t blame them) while others say the DNA companies will sell this info to insurance companies, who will then jack up your rates if your organs are likely to give out earlier than expected (honestly, I wouldn’t put it past them).
But this family’s mother had a different reason for wanting to stop her children from taking a DNA test. When reddit user Snorkels721 bought each family member a kit for Christmas, she started freaking out. We’ll let him take it from here, but please, place the bar firmly against your lap and keep your arms and legs inside the vehicle at all times, because this one is an emotional rollercoaster.