LOPSIDED?

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    Jan 25, 2014 8:42 PM GMT
    Do any of you have a part (or parts) of your body that are lopsided? Or imbalanced? Or asymmetric?

    I'll go first...one of my balls hangs lower than other.
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    Jan 25, 2014 9:06 PM GMT
    Yep.

    Nose is crooked and my left rib sticks out slightly more then the right. icon_cool.gif
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    Jan 25, 2014 9:10 PM GMT
    I think my hips are lopsided
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    Jan 25, 2014 9:16 PM GMT
    hellass saidDo any of you have a part (or parts) of your body that are lopsided? Or imbalanced? Or asymmetric?

    I'll go first...one of my balls hangs lower than other.

    It's normal for one ball to be lower in humans. It's usually the left one, but either is fine. So is symmetrical.

    It's theorized it's because of the evolution to our upright posture that resulted in a close-legged stance, which crowds the balls, unlike quadrapedal mammals. Therefore human testicles often "stack", one slightly above the other in the limited space available to them.

    But again, whatever the reason, one lower ball is normal, regardless of what some artists depict. Forget about it.
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    Jan 25, 2014 9:35 PM GMT
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    Jan 25, 2014 9:52 PM GMT
    hellass saidDo any of you have a part (or parts) of your body that are lopsided? Or imbalanced? Or asymmetric?

    I'll go first...one of my balls hangs lower than other.


    everyone is always told that is normal but they never say why.

    it is so they dont get crushed when you walk. They are both the same length but one has to be in front when you walk so it stretches upward and forward then kinda looks crooked.
    try putting them side by side and holding them when you walk...it doesnt work well.


    my left foot is 1/2 size smaller than the right.
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    Jan 25, 2014 10:26 PM GMT
    From a citation in Wikepedia: In mammals with external testes it is most common for one testicle to hang lower than the other. While the size of the testicle varies, it is estimated that 21.9% of men have their higher testicle being their left, while 27.3% of men have reported to have equally positioned testicles. This is due to differences in the vascular anatomical structure on the right and left sides. There's literature on this phenomenon in ancient sculpture, e.g. http://www.ucl.ac.uk/medical-education/reprints/2004-Laterality-ScrotalAsymmetry.pdf

    My left calf is noticeable smaller than the right due to a pinched nerve 35 years ago that destroyed some of the innervation to my lower leg.
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    Jan 25, 2014 11:58 PM GMT
    Thanks boys. And I never said being lopsided is abnormal or anything. So thanks for letting me know that my one ball hanging low is perfectly normal anyway ;)
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    Jan 26, 2014 12:03 AM GMT
    hellass saidDo any of you have a part (or parts) of your body that are lopsided? Or imbalanced? Or asymmetric?

    I'll go first...one of my balls hangs lower than other.

    Pics or you're lying.
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    Jan 26, 2014 12:10 AM GMT
    Haha, yeah on the left side, the testicular vein drains into the renal vein but meets at a right angle so the theory is blood pools a little bit more on the left, making it heavier... but i think there is more too it than that.

    My left shoulder / trapezius seems a little bigger and tighter - it makes me feel so uneven when doing any exercises involving the shoulder. I always feel like my shoulders dont move the same when doing bench etc.

    It must be so rare to be symmetrical
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    Jan 26, 2014 12:17 AM GMT
    most people balls are lopsided. My eyes are too close together as well.
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    Jan 26, 2014 12:19 AM GMT
    Apparition said
    my left foot is 1/2 size smaller than the right.

    Me feet are slightly different sizes, too, I've been told that's also not uncommon. Though not enough in my case that I can't wear the same shoe size on both feet. I just buy the size that fits my larger left, and accept that the right will be slightly looser.
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    Jan 26, 2014 12:22 AM GMT
    Left calf is slightly bigger, from many years of driving a manual transmission car. icon_neutral.gif
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    Jan 26, 2014 12:27 AM GMT
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    It must be so rare to be symmetrical

    Faces are often not symmetrical, either. I've seen some assertions, with pics, that the people who are considered the most handsome have the most symmetrical faces, including major movie stars. And yet some do not.

    With many people if you crop just one side of the face from a photograph, then copy and flip it to join and form a complete face, the manipulated face will look completely different from the actual person. And that the "right" and "left" faces will look completely different. What's more, one side may look menacing, the other more friendly.

    It's also why we're sometimes surprised when we see a photograph or a video of ourselves. Because what most of us are used to seeing of ourselves daily is a mirror image, where those 2 different sides are reversed. But a photo or video shows how others actually see us.

    Try this test, since everyone here has a computer, and likely some photo software. Select a frontal face pic of yourself. Duplicate it, and flip it horizontally, plus straighten it if you're tilted a little, making it like a mug shot. Place both pics on the desktop side-by-side. Notice any difference? The more the difference, the more asymmetrical your features are. The less difference, the more symmetrical you are.
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    Jan 26, 2014 12:33 AM GMT
    ART_DECO saidBut a photo or video shows how others actually see us.


    Even the camera is not reliable because the image varies in function of the lens.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2059455/The-camera-DOES-lie-Proof-lens-difference-pretty-pretty-ugly.html

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    Jan 26, 2014 12:36 AM GMT
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    ART_DECO saidBut a photo or video shows how others actually see us.


    Even the camera is not reliable because the image varies in function of the lens.

    True, you need an image made with a lens having a focal length that is close to what the human eye sees at normal distances. In 35mm photography that's a 50mm focal length, other lengths for other film and digital formats. A portrait lens is usually a little longer, about 100mm for a 35mm camera, which gives a more flattering view, and allows for some distance to introduce more controlled lighting.
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    Jan 26, 2014 1:11 AM GMT
    hellass saidDo any of you have a part (or parts) of your body that are lopsided? Or imbalanced? Or asymmetric?

    I'll go first...one of my balls hangs lower than other.


    As far as i was taught, they are supposed to... Mainly so they don't bang into eachother when you move.

    I only had two wisdom teeth... One upper and one lower on my right side.
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    Jan 26, 2014 8:38 AM GMT
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    hellass saidDo any of you have a part (or parts) of your body that are lopsided? Or imbalanced? Or asymmetric?

    I'll go first...one of my balls hangs lower than other.


    As far as i was taught, they are supposed to... Mainly so they don't bang into eachother when you move.

    I only had two wisdom teeth... One upper and one lower on my right side.


    haha. wisdom teeth. cute.
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    Jan 26, 2014 8:42 AM GMT
    My left leg is 2.5 centimeters longer than my right. It's impossible to keep my gait in a decent position.
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    Jan 26, 2014 8:50 AM GMT
    I'm pretty sure my whole body is asymmetric.
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    Jan 26, 2014 3:58 PM GMT
    my left Bicep is 3cm. larger than the right, because I am the Racquetball champion of the world.
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    Jan 26, 2014 4:09 PM GMT
    My left side chest is bigger than right side not by much but enough to drive me nuts icon_sad.gif
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    Jan 26, 2014 4:27 PM GMT
    Eyes are lopsided, one is a bit lazy.
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    Jan 26, 2014 4:33 PM GMT
    was born with 3 testicles....had one removed when I was 13 and could tell which was legit....no problems now...icon_cool.gif

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    Jan 26, 2014 4:58 PM GMT
    On my left hand the index finger is significantly longer than the ring finger, on the right hand it is a little bit shorter.

    I only had 3 wisdom teeth, on the right side of the lower jaw the tooth is missing.