Hi Pandas, what random skills do you have, but no longer need?

I can marshal aircraft (worked with tiny planes all the way up to 747), but I don't work in aviation any more.

#1

I can do formal logic, but since nothing makes sense in this world, I rarely need it.

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Richard A Petro
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1 week ago

I find doing formal "chaos" is far more appropriate for the 21st Century......and still NO "flying cars"!

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I have really good memory for random facts or anecdotes. Want to know the code names of all operations of WW2? Got them. Name of the lookout that spotted the iceberg on the Titanic? Know it. Number of cannons aboard HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar? Yep. Mozart's stage directions for Don Giovanni? Sure.
But... What's the name of the coworker I have known for almost a year or where did I leave my keys? No clue...

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I-am-bubbles!(she/her/cat)
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1 week ago

I’m not the only one with this talent! Yay!!!!!

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#3

I can recognize any song from listening to it for a few seconds and remember all the lyrics in one listen. It’s pretty dumb but its good for one person karaoke at 2am.

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HarriMissesScotland
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1 week ago

Try out for game shows. There is a new one that the winner gets 1 million dollars. All based on remembering lyrics.

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#4

I can make a duck call and tap dance, not necessarily separately.

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Caro Caro
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1 week ago

THAT I need to see...

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#5

I can snap with my toes. I don't know how, but we're talking a full on snapping noise.

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*Displayname*=idk
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1 week ago

Kinda cool actually. Like if you got kidnapped and can't scream and your hands are tied up, but your toes are free.

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#6

I can put my foot behind my head, and make a Donald duck impression

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Scott Crowell
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1 week ago (edited)

I want to see this please. PS. I have a corn chip!

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#7

i know 4 languages, but majority of time using only English... sometimes another one but that's that :( my grandpa used to know 5, but due to not having anyone to talk to - he forgot. Afraid same will happen to me after years.

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Suzanne Haigh
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1 week ago

Travel to the countries for holidays?

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#8

I can flare/ wiggle my nostrils at will. Besides an occasional "Hey guess what I can do" moment it has no use.

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Lizzy Crit
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1 week ago

I didn't realize until recently not everyone can flare their nostrils

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#9

Not me, my husband. He can waggle both eyebrows separately. Total wave action. Our kids are very jealous.

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Jill Chambers
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6 days ago

"OMG Dad! You gave me the baldness gene but not that! So unfair!"

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#10

Due to a past life where I wanted to be a star of the theater, I can sing about 25 different Broadway musicals start to finish from memory. I am not in the theater. I do have the nerdy reputation for having a song for every situation though. Not to mention, my 5 year old thinks I am an improvisational queen!

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Joy
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5 days ago

Similar 😀

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#11

rifle iron sights shooting. i'm pretty gifted at that. but as i'm vegan it's actually totally useless

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Captain America
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1 week ago

Dude, shooting competitions are fun, you would be good at em too

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#12

I'm very creative with snarky sarcasm. No longer need it because I pi$$ed off all my friends and family with it. Oops

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Moonie (she/they/he)
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1 week ago

I can relate ;-;

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#13

The ability to fall asleep at work without anyone noticing.

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wowbagger
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1 week ago

Wait a second, that's a *really* useful skill

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#14

I served in the US Marines..I can put one helluva spit shine on a pair of combat boots.

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Jo Johannsen
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1 week ago

My ex showed me how, but haven't had shine able shoes in many years.

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#15

All the math I learned in highschool. I've never come across a problem in life where I was like "You know what I need? Trigonometry!"

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Scotira
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6 days ago

That was me when learning vector geometry, I was sure I'd never ever need that. Then I went and learned how an MRI works aaaand here we are: vector geometry 🙈

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#16

I have hypervigilance causing my brain to listen to every conversation in the room unwillingly.

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Jo Johannsen
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1 week ago

I tend to subconsciously count things such as dealing cards, etc. Only handy when dealer loses track AND believes me.

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#17

I'm very flexible especially my fingers but it's not very useful in daily life. Just a fun party trick.

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Eris Ea
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1 week ago

Double jointed?

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#18

Can suck my lip so far back in my face you can see bone structures

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Suzanne Haigh
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1 week ago

Bet that is interesting

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#19

I can roll up hills. You know how you get into a "mummy" position and roll down a hill, usually angling off to the side a little? One day, for whatever reason, I decided to see if I could roll uphill. To my surprise (and everyone else's), I could. It's easier than it sounds.

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Jo Johannsen
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1 week ago

Heck, I can't roll over in bed. 😒

#20

I can clap with one hand. The sound of one hand clapping is clapping not silence. Sometimes people who think they are clever need to be one upped.

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Earl Grey
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1 week ago

I had a classmate in 8th grade who could do that. Amazing flexibility.

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#21

I can p**s off a lot. of people online by having a different point of view or opinion. Don't know how I got it, just developed it.

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Random Person 2323
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1 week ago

It's really easy to do on this site

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#22

I can tie a cherry stalk into a knot in my mouth

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Brenda
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6 days ago

I have one from my 21st birthday - I did 2 knots. No idea how, I was very drunk

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#23

I learned to manually space letters for signs, posters and such. Then computers took over...

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Lisa Greene
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1 week ago

Kerning skills

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#24

I can write upside down, and backwards, in cursive.

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Madre_Dr4gnZFly
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1 week ago

Me too! All at once!

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#25

I have relative pitch, and it does come in handy sometimes during orchestra and violin lessons, but literally any other time it's completely useless

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Jo L.
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5 days ago

Same. It was excellent when I sang alto in a choir. Now, day to day, I just harmonize when I sing along to the radio. My passengers tend to enjoy the entertainment, so they say, so we least there's that.

#26

The ability to make myself nauseous.
I earned this skill when I was deep in my ed. really don’t need it now but I can’t get rid of it :(

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Caro Caro
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1 week ago

It might go gradually. When this happens, you could try and "talk to it". I know it sounds a bit nuts but just address it and tell it to go away. Take a deep breath, close your eyes and tell it to go away.

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#27

I can do a full range of very realistic cat vocalizations.

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I-am-bubbles!(she/her/cat)
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1 week ago

I WANNA SEE!!!!

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#28

Crossing my eyes😁

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Scott Crowell
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1 week ago

but do you dot your T's?

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#29

I can weld razor blades together edge to edge. I learned that after welding together soda cans got to easy. I weld every day for work but I do structural welding and lift fixtures.

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Miss Benzo
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1 week ago

It's a useful to you then.

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#30

I have perfect pitch, but it is nearly useless.

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HarriMissesScotland
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1 week ago

I have a friend with perfect pitch. He can play almost any instrument, has built his own,guitars, ukuleles, violins, and other instruments, writes his own musics, etc. I just went to get the URL to his website and discovered that he had a stroke. Life sucks.

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#31

Bend my thumb back to my wrist

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*Displayname*=idk
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1 week ago

I can bend mine to the point to where you see my bones.

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#32

I can train cats - to come on call, walk through an obstruction course, high five, wave, ride a skateboard etc., - but since I've had my spleen removed I'm in danger of getting seriously ill if I get bitten or scratched by an animal.

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Gillbella
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1 week ago

Nice!

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#33

I can remember the most uncommon and obscure movie quotes. Even movies I haven't seen in years. Ill be having a conversation with someone, they'll say something, that triggers my movie roledex, pulls out movie x, and I quote a line from that movie. Happens in an instant. People are amazed sometimes but is it "useful?" Nahhh bruhhh.

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Stephanie Goadsby
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5 days ago

I do the same. Though it makes it feel like the people in the world have nothing original to converse about and that every conversation is a cyclical routine having no substance. Geez... we are living in the matrix aren't we.

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#34

I can bark like a dog. Like really well. It causes the dogs in the vicinity to start barking. Only useful for a lot of noise

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#35

Procrastination. I g t so good at it by not doing anything else.

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Lisa Greene
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1 week ago

LoL 🤣

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#36

I can whistle with my mouth open. Because I can whistle like that, I can do a perfect cricket impression... I just vibrate my lips and it sounds exactly like a cricket. Yup it's useless.

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Joy
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5 days ago

I think it's fascinating 🙂 You might also be the only person in the world who can do that.

#37

if I know anyone's name, even years later I can still remember their name

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Stephanie Goadsby
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5 days ago

My dad is like that too and he remembers birthays just the same.

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#38

I can program in BASIC on punch cards OR paper tape!

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Karnevil4
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4 days ago

Impressive. Now! Do it in DOS!

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#39

Not a skill but I can win Uno everytime. I have great intuition.

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Earl Grey
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1 week ago

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#40

I recognize actors/actresses voices if they were in Star Trek, even if it's one episode with full prosthetics.

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Lori Rommel
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1 week ago

I'm pretty good at that too.

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#41

I'm a credit counselor, but live on a fixed income, so that's useless.
I know a lot of about chemical, nuclear, and biological weapons, but since I'm retired, no one calls on me for any information on that...

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Random Person 2323
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1 week ago

Not yet at least...

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#42

I know fourteen different ways to hit you with a stick. Actually a honbo, from studying Ninjutsu, but still....

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Janet Williams
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1 week ago

Nope. Highly useful skill, depending on time of day and where you live!

#43

I can sing “Ten Green Bottles” in Latin! I’m a must at parties!

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PebbleBoy Gaming
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1 week ago

*accidentally mispronounces words while singing* Satan: you called?

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#44

I can vibrate my eyeballs voluntarily. Like, not shake them. Literally VIBRATE my actual eyeballs. Google it if you don't believe me. I can also fold my thumb behind my hand.

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Hell’s Angle’s
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6 days ago

I can do this. I freak out everyone, and my friend wants to teach him how. Idk how

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#45

Writing on bp skills.

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#46

Long division. Not useful at all, even though my math teacher always told me that i would need it.😭

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GREENPANDA(male)
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6 days ago

I’m also good at it like very good

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#47

I'm obsessed with medical diagnostics, but I'm looking into careers in nursing. Hope I get to do something with that, though :)

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HarriMissesScotland
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1 week ago

Maybe you can help me. 3 doctors, and all kinds of tests, and 7 weeks laters later, oh and a weight loss of 30 lbs. and still no clue what's wrong. Yes, I needed to lose weight, but not this way, and I need to eat without getting sick everytime I even smell food. Now I am just waiting for the endoscopy and colonoscopy scheduling date. yay!

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#48

i can see and count all of my ribs without breathing in. i’m 13

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Happi doggi (all pronouns)
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1 week ago

Are you sure you’re not just underweight?

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#49

I can only draw Alastor from hazbin hotel

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tail_bite
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1 week ago

oo cool

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#50

i can bring my left elbow to the right side of my head behind my back and vice versa. this only has use in shocking and disgusting people. one guy legit turned away and gagged immediately. everyone else jist froze and said " what the F**K"

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Melody Machala
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1 week ago

I think it’s cool :)

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#51

My master's degree. I've never worked a single day in my field.

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Lisa Greene
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1 week ago

This is just sad... What's your Masters in?

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#52

I can identify any movie just watching 10 seconds, also if you Humm a song to me I can pinpoint the movie and find the lirics with Google or Shazam (hyperfocus who?)

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Cooper Terry
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1 week ago

Don’t get me wrong its cool though

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#53

I can associate almost any word with song

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Keilana Ferenczy
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1 week ago

I can do this but with Beatles songs! Also, any time I hear a rooster crow, "Good Morning Good Morning" automatically starts in my head.

#54

I love making maps! I will pull up google maps or google earth and make a complex map. Sadly, there isn’t really jobs for mapmaking as most of the world is mapped already.

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Stephanie Goadsby
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5 days ago

Stellar cartography. There is so much more outside of our world.

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#55

Spending money

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Jo Johannsen
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1 week ago

Pshaw, any politician or Beverly Hills housewife can do that. /I'm 😁

#56

I can make farting sounds with only my hands! In person, I'm also pretty decent at making people believe absolute rubbish

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Stephanie Goadsby
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5 days ago

The power of suggestion is very real.

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#57

I can very spontaneously come up with phrases that sound like genuine proverbs.

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Luna
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6 days ago

3, 2, 1, GO!!!!

#58

I am wicked fast and can run 15 miles without stopping .never use except for pleasure

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Piccolo
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6 days ago

That's actually pretty useful.

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#59

I can operate one of those old-timey peg and wire switchboards that phone operators used about a thousand years ago. :-)

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Hagen Radcliffe
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1 week ago

Oh my lord! Running the trunk line in 1975! I had to fill in for the operator during her break, and I loved it. Didn’t wanna do it for 8 hrs though, too stressful!

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#60

Can lay out a defensive position and call in artillery. Not much use for it hereabouts lately :P

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Susanne B
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4 days ago

Be happy that it is so

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#61

I am amazing at remembering anything that goes to a melody, along with song title, and the artist’s name.

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Bisexual_idiot
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6 days ago

me too, kinda

#62

I can recite the alphabet backwards and I randomly diagram sentences for fun.

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Hagen Radcliffe
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1 week ago

This is getting scary- I still diagram sentences too! When Sister Catherine taught you something in 1968, you damn sure learned it! I don’t think they even teach that any more.

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#63

I am a caring person, considrate, hard-working and creative.
I take a stand and have an opinion .
Not wantend by employers.

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Jaybird3939
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1 day ago

Those people who have those traits are pure gold. However, many spelling errors in your question leads me to believe that you've been passed over because of THAT and not the other things you listed

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#64

I taught myself to juggle about thirty years ago. I can still do it when I'm steady enough on my feet to stand like that.

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Lisa Greene
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1 week ago

I juggle and find it very helpful 😉

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#65

My ability to ignore pain longer than my siblings. They complain and I'm like "suck it up buttercup" even though I'm going through the same thing. I just tend to say "I've been through worse" and shrug it. Like one time I got stung by a bee in a pool and kept swimming the I noticed something was not right (like a pinching sore feeling) and so I went to the shallow end and the adult pointed out a stinger in my shoulder.

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kathryn stretton
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1 week ago

I knew someone who felt pain, knew it was painful, but didn't care. Like he felt it but didn't. Odd.

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#66

Give me three descriptive words, I'll create a character for it. Then I'll make a whole universe, storyline and other related characters to join them. reasonably useful for, say, an author, but I'm not an author. Also this one is genuinely useless, if someone gives me a number i can probably tell you what SCP has that exact number and give you a rundown of what they do. And if I can't I'll go look it up and I'll know everything about it next time somebody asks me.

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PebbleBoy Gaming
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1 week ago

Chicken, lightbulb, antidisestablishmentarianism

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#67

I’m learning French while living in the U.S. Nuff said.

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Caro Caro
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1 week ago

Shouldn't your name be Eclair then? :D

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#68

I have more control than everyone I have ever met over my face muscles, it has no use except impressing people sometimes

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Earl Grey
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1 week ago

Why would other people have control over your face muscles? … oh, never mind, I see what you mean. 🤨

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#69

I can bend my knee up to the point where if I bend it backwards far enough I can touch my armpit with my toes. Sounds gross but it's kinda cool to me lol

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Lisa Greene
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1 week ago

That's a very interesting skill

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#70

I'm a teen and I can over complicate things and work technology from the 60s-90s.

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Karnevil4
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4 days ago

Focus on the tech. I need a mechanic

#71

I can make a clover with my tounge.

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Lisa Greene
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1 week ago

I'm trying to picture what that looks like...

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#72

I don't know if that's a skill, but I'm a very calm and nonjudgmental person. I always say only two things get on my nerves: if someone messes with my dogs or if someone cuts in front of me when I'm in line for a concert. I can listen to any story, doesn't matter how shocking, with the same blank face, probably the reason strangers feel at ease talking to me. I was the star intern and had great reviews at uni when I was studying to be a psychologist.

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Notnow
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1 week ago

Don't mess with my dogs.

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#73

I can learn the basics of any instrument in about 2 hours but I never get a chance to use it):

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Joy
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5 days ago

That is such a gift! 👍

#74

I can cuss in three languages, French, English, and German

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Lisa Greene
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1 week ago

This is very useful, especially if you work in the restaurant biz!

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#75

If you give me any word, I can almost always burst into a song based on that word. I’ll prove it if you want. :)

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Piccolo
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6 days ago

Antidisestablishmentarianism

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#76

i can jump really high, which is only useful when my tall cousin is being irritating lol

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5 days ago

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#77

With the power of toe grip I can open a door with my foot.

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Nicole Cochran
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6 days ago

I have been attempting to do it once I saw that

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#78

Cooking. I'm not really good, but I'm perfectly adequate. I've always hated it and pretty much avoid all but minor tasks.

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Susanne B
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4 days ago

But being able to cook for a friend is so impressive

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#79

I can remember really random details that will never be needed in a conversation or easy or anything really.

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ThePanInPanda
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4 days ago

I do the same thing. Guess our usernames aren't our only similarity!

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#80

I can…
Tell when people are lying (extremely easily)
Do a good impression of Shrek
Bend the tips of my thumbs backwards, not my force, they just bend that way
Identify all my local birds and most common garden plants and trees

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#81

I can come up with dramatic and edgy monologues and quotes as well as describing a scene graphically.

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Nicole Cochran
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6 days ago

Oh my gosh I am not alone!

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#82

No matter the brand or number of items, I will ALWAYS find the chocolate praline with the gooey pink filling. I hate that.

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#83

I can sing embarrassingly well but I'm self-conscious and cherish my anonymity. Even my fella doesn't know how well I can sing. I don't think I'll ever make money from it and I would never sing in public. I would shake with nerves but when I have free time, with the windows closed so the neighbours can't hear me, I go...to town!

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ThePanInPanda
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4 days ago

Maybe you could sing on Youtube or something, you could share your voice while maintaining anonymity!

#84

Making angry responses. This is almost ended a few relationships. Getting better at restraining it though!

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jpaul
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1 week ago

you admit it, that's a good point already

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#85

I'm double jointed in both my fingers and my toes, to the point where I can bend them back so far you can see the bones (idk if it's possible but I think that I almost dislocated all of my fingers and toes).

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Rachel Smith
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5 days ago

Ehlers Danlos?

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#86

I can cross my eyes but only by shaking them. I can also make my eyes make a popping noise… not sure if it’s healthy or not though. I can also make most of my joints (knees, fingers, toes etc) crack but not all of the times sometimes just bending down makes all my bones crack ( I’ve had this since I was 12 so it’s not just old age).

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Nicole Cochran
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6 days ago

I can do it with my ankle

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#87

I can lick my own elbow
...yeah

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ThePanInPanda
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4 days ago

Wait, really? That's cool, and super rare! Fun party trick, at least...

#88

I can roll my stomach

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#89

I’m really good at sneaking around for no reason and if you make me angry because you don’t believe me about something that I know is correct or wrong I will research it and write a full essay with all sources cited

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Joy
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5 days ago

Investigative reporter? The world needs fact-checkers like you.

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#90

How to load songs onto an iPod

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#91

I can put a piece of watermelon in my mouth and spit out the seeds at once

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#92

I can read upside down. There are so few opportunities for this to come up in conversation. And people just aren’t that impressed, sigh

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Karnevil4
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4 days ago

Thought everyone could do this! Learned was wrong.

#93

I took photography during my last semester in college, so now I can develop film and make photo prints. Problem is, I no longer have access to the campus darkroom, any of the materials, or chemicals. Shame too, seeing as I was apparently the stand out student and often used as the example for well made prints. Besides, in a world of digital photography, who's going to justify paying $10 for one roll of black and white film?

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#94

I can tie a cherry stem in a knot with my tongue.

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Hollyn
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2 days ago

That’s pure talent

#95

I know the ABC. My pupils asked me, why they need to learn the order and I genuinely couldn't find an example. Damn you Google.

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Arik
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1 week ago (edited)

How should you order your files? How should you find an entry in a dictionary or any registry? And if you're a teacher you probably went to university and had to write essays, how did you organise your reference list? How do you organise any list that is neither random nor numeric? Gosh, I could go on and on

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#96

Crushing on a boy (often times actors) 2.8 seconds after I first see them.

Help.

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Arik
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1 week ago

You're probably just a teenager, that's normal. If you're not a teenager you can still suggest yourself to be normal. 2.3 seconds would be worrying though.

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#97

I can make a clover with my tongue and move something in my arm to make weird noises (not sure what exactly or why, it just happens). Not useful at all, but they're neat tricks.

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#98

I can make my friend mad at me in one second. It only works on that one friend tough.

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#99

Can imitate pig's grunts astonishingly realistic by inhaling through nose and vibrating my soft palate. Only came in handy once when teaching animal sounds to a 2 year old

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#100

Common sense and a 3 digit IQ. It makes your life more difficult nowdays....

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Joy
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5 days ago

But I bet you're smart enough to know when pretending to be "huh??" is the right thing to do. Being intelligent is a skill and a gift. Using it wisely is an art.

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#101

Twisting my arm all the way back

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#102

I used to be a body piercing artist. Very useless skills outside of a shop.

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ThePanInPanda
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4 days ago

You could say it's a 'pointless' skill to have...

#103

I can burp on purpose.

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3 AM
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18 hours ago

Very useful for impressing your friends. The other ten year old boys.

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#104

I can contort my fingers into all sorts of shapes, without pain or feeling.

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#105

I can type with one hand

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Susanne B
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4 days ago

I can type with two (twice as fast ,-)

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#106

I can click my nose. If you don’t understand I can make a clicking sound with my nose

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Susanne B
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4 days ago

I used to be able to do that, and it impressed children no way, but now I am too old and stiff to get my toung out that much

#107

I can open a door with my feet.

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#108

I can remember the last line of almost every book I read.

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#109

I can meow like a cat, bark like a puppy, and bark like a dog. All very realistic. Once I meowed at lunch and everybody thought there was a cat inside. I can also do cloverleaf tongue, bend one section of my middle finger, and put my fingers one after the other in both ways. All of these are useless but they are pretty cool to me!

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#110

My friend can move each eye separately. Freaks everyone out.

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#111

I can blow free floating saliva bubbles off my tounge.

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#112

I can balance a glass half filled with liquid tilted on an angle on a dime.

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#113

I still remember all the commands for DOS.

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#114

I can come up with terrible, groan-inducing, dad-level puns basically on the spot. My friends are all sick of them so I've been asked not to do it anymore, but maybe I could have a career writing kids' joke books or punny valentine cards.

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#115

I have long toes that I can move like fingers and so I am able to use my feet as another pair of hands. Unfortunately, I am requited to wear shoes at work, and so it doesn't help me there. But this skill is very helpful when I am doing DIY projects at home. Have you ever been trying to do something and felt that you needed a third hand? I have a third and fourth.

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#116

I breathe

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Xavier Hyde
Community Member
5 days ago

Same! What a coincidence!

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#117

Throwing thinfs

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3 AM
Community Member
18 hours ago

What is thinfs?

#118

Only *occasionally* useful: I don't have a gag reflex and I can swallow with my mouth open...

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Karnevil4
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4 days ago

Job: Sword Swallow @ Ren- Fair

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#119

And cross my toes

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#120

Gleek and make water drop noises with my mouth.

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#121

I can name the General for Carthage during the Punic Wars.

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Indosidius
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4 days ago

So who was the General for Carthage during the Punic Wars?

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#122

I can look at any nut or bolt and know the exact mm socket I need. It’s a skill I’ve had most of my life but I didn’t work with cars until a few years back when I started vinyl work so I don’t know where I picked it up. It’s not a completely useless skill but it isn’t really useful either. Lol. And I can wiggle my nose. Maybe I should be the Easter bunny for kids. :) that would be somethin. Bipolar Easter bunny? Yes please! Otherwise the nose wiggle is just here to weird out the dog and cats!

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#123

I remember addresses very easily and can give the address of every place I stayed plus all my friends current and past addresses. I also remember the layout of houses and buildings years after. So I can walk into a place I have not been to in years and instantly know where everything is. Don't ask me to remember names of people though or recognise people, that I am hopeless at.

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#124

everything from P.E, also microsoft access, science of sports equipment, drama class, religious education
social studies, we mostly did trust games
we used to learn humanities but they stopped teaching us that after a year, i cant even remember what that subject even is
and geography was useless too, all the teacher wanted us to learn about was Zimbabwe because she liked the place

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#125

I can milk a cow. Not something I need to know since my parents sold the cows and retired 15 years ago. I can also do many other things usually done on farms. Kind of uneseccary as an accountant.

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#126

the gift of healing

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Mikki
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2 hours ago

What? How do u do that?

#127

I can touch my tongue to my nose

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#128

I got my Masters in Clinical Social Work, with a 4.0 average, a few years ago. I was in my early 60's, and not one agency within 4 states, would even give me a job interview. They all required me to reveal when I got my first college degree and that 1970's date sent my app straight to the black hole. There is a desperate need for therapists in this country but age discrimination is much stronger than the public interest. Many older adults are in a similar position and their years of skills are being wasted due to stereotyping and other factors. There is almost no enforceable legal remedy for this form of discrimination.

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Jaybird3939
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1 day ago

Thank the stars for out reps and senators. Our county is getting a brand new 9 bed mental health facility for young people. Sounds like it's going to be Beautiful and much needed.

#129

I can write in cursive upside down, backwards, left handed and read upside down with ease.

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#130

I can recognize a movie I've seen just by hearing a few seconds of music, or dialogue. Annoys my sister because I still like to confirm it, and she has said, "if you know what it is why are you asking?!"

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#131

i can play drums. like, very good, after listening to any song.
AC/DC and Nirvana is the best to play drums to. (sorry if dissapoiting)
[sorry for my spelling too]

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The Deez
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2 days ago

That's an awesome skill!

#132

I live in Japan and can, most of the time, estimate the approximate epicentre and magnitude of earthquakes I feel.

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#133

I’m ambidextrous, which in itself can be sorta useful: It doesn’t matter whether the mouse is or left or right side of the keyboard for example, and back when I worked as a teacher kids found it funny that I started writing with my left hand and continued with the right on the chalkboard. Anyway, as the world is mainly set up for right-handed people, I quietly pretend being one myself, as well.

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#134

I can sing (cluck?) any song like I'm a chicken. Not that this is really a SKILL because I'm sure it's something anyone can do. WHY someone would want to do it is a whole 'nother question! But it's something I find MYSELF doing almost unconsciously, especially when the song fits the style. (The theme song to Star Trek is a perfect example of a song that fits the style! LOL!)

I can also tie a cherry stem in a knot with my tongue!

Neither of these are useful in any way!

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#135

I can be calm in chaos. It's definitely a useful talent these days.

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#136

In Monster’s Inc. Boo would always say “Mike Wazowski” in her toddler voice and I can do the impression perfectly.

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#137

I can knit a scarf in a day.

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#138

I play the flute, but haven’t touched it since this one time at band camp.

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#139

I can clean and sterilize surgical instruments. I was a processing technician for 5 years and know hundreds of surgical instruments and their proper methods of cleaning and sterilization, but I don't do that anymore so it's just a bunch of useless information hanging out in my brain. It's not often I get to explain the proper use of glutaraldehyde..

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#140

The ability to remember useless facts.

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#141

I can tickle myself. Dumb skill that little ppl have.

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#142

Former combat engineer & armorer, USMC. 30 minutes in Home Depot then a couple of hours at home in my shop, and I can walk out with a couple of functioning 12 guage boom sticks and enough exolosives and associated pyrotechnics to take out my cul-de-sac.

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Dawn Passamichalis
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5 days ago

Probably going to be a useful skill in a post apocalyptic world. Could be sooner than later.

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#143

I can name a gun's caliber with a quick glance, bout it lol

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#144

I am pretty good at driving a tractor. I have only tried it once

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#145

I can tie a cherry stem with my tongue, but, alas, I'm not sexy.

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#146

I have an innate sense of when grilled cheeses are done.

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#147

Due to a past life where I wanted to be a star of the theater, I can sing about 25 different Broadway musicals start to finish from memory. I am not in the theater. I do have the nerdy reputation for having a song for every situation though. Not to mention, my 5 year old thinks I am an improvisational queen!

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Jo Johannsen
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1 week ago

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