We are obsessed with digging up new interesting details on everyone from Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra to Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. But we never considered just how interesting our own lives and pasts could be. 23andMe is out to prove there is a huge amount of undiscovered facts about ourselves that would intrigue just as much as the latest Hollywood scoop — minus the fame, followers and star-studded weddings, of course.

All we have to do is purchase the kit, send a DNA swab off in the mail and then wait for the results. The coolest part about this experience is that we will not just be receiving information about ourselves and our family members. From relatives we did not know existed to health condition traits, there is truly so much to know.

Holiday offer! For a limited time only, save 30 percent on each 23andMe Ancestry DNA kit. The Ancestry kit is on sale for only $69 and the Health + Ancestry kit is just $139 at 23andMe.com. Offer ends December 25.

Check out these four fun facts anyone could learn by using the 23andMe ancestry DNA kits.

1. All the different continents our ancestors came from

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Most of us can already trace our ancestors back to at least one continent, but 23andMe actually gives even more details than that. Check out this example of a 23andMe Ancestry Report. This 23andMe Ancestry Report reveals not only which country and continent our DNA traces back to, but also shares what other places our ancestors originate from.

2. Long lost relatives we never knew we had

The information we discover using the 23andMe website is logged into the site’s system with our account so we can use it to connect with other people who have used the 23andMe kit. This makes it possible to discover new family members with just a short search.

3. Why we really hate (or love) to get up in the mornings

 

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The traits report can detect up to 25 traits and reveal everything from how likely we are to get a bald spot at some point in our lives to our tendency to wake up earlier or late. Yes, we may finally learn why it’s so easy to hit that snooze button multiple times each morning.

4. Health conditions in our genes

 

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We often know about a few health conditions that are most common in our families, but 23andMe pushes that even further and identifies over 45 variants to show what other conditions run in our family. This report is great for getting a better idea about what health concerns we should pay more attention to based on our genetic makeup.

(Note: 23andMe acknowledges that they do not provide diagnoses and the brand recommends that shoppers consult with a healthcare professional.)

To top it all off, the site gives recommendations for our wellness routines ranging from how much sleep we should be getting to what foods or restaurants we should avoid.

These DNA kits are great to gift for the holidays but they make for a really cool experience no matter what time of year it is.

Holiday offer! For a limited time only, save 30 percent on each 23andMe Ancestry DNA kit. The Ancestry kit is on sale for only $69 and the Health + Ancestry kit is just $139 at 23andMe.com. Offer ends December 25.

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