Let's be real here—not all of us are destined to become a genius violinist or a world-class dancer. Heck, even being an average human being sometimes proves to be too tedious. And it's okay—we're not cut from the same cloth, meaning that we all possess different kind of talents. However, some of them are getting labeled as "useless." Is it fair? I'm no expert to answer. All I can say is that my talent of twisting my feet backwards is yet to come in handy...
Some time ago, one redditor asked people to share the useless talents that they have. Believe it or not, people are full of talents that are considered useless, but are nonetheless fun and fascinating! Someone's weirdly good at recognizing fonts, while another person can hit just about anything within 60 feet with a rock. Who's going to argue that it's not impressive?
Scroll down below to read the 50 most upvoted answers from the redditors, and after reading about other people's useless skills and talents, don't forget to share yours in the comment section down below!
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I can disapoint anyone
I’m not 100% accurate but I can look at people and tell where they’re from without hearing them speak a single word. I’m American and can do this with Americans as well as non Americans. Example: last summer I had a group of 5 and I identified 2 Belgians, a French and a German. One was so unbelievably impressed that he offered me $50 if I could precisely identify the 5th person, a woman, in the group. I looked at her, guessed French Algiers, and won the most unlikely $50 of my life. I’m a small legend in my line of work and the tourists are dumbfounded every [damn] time.
I can fold a fitted sheet so well that it looks indiscernible from a folded flat sheet.
I can count the letters in any sentence while the sentence is being spoken and still pay attention to what the person is saying. I've done this since I was around 10. It's compulsive. I can't quit doing it.
I can think of a song to fit any situation or at least change the lyrics of one to fit. I do it automatically without even thinking. It only takes me a second and is completely pointless.
I am genetically unable to get brain freeze. I can chug an entire slushy without consequence.
I can take a nap for a specified amount of time, like say 22 minutes. I also know right before a timer is about to go off
i can pull apart two pieces of flat lego without using my teeth
I can laugh genuinely with a completely straight face. It creeps people out
I'm really good at catching things that are falling because I clumsily knocked them over. I'm like an oaf in the front half of a second, and a ninja on the back half; I have roughly the same number of spills as the average person, but with extra steps. I've done it with multiple falling objects, behind my back, with my feet - things usually don't hit the ground around me.
I genetically don't produce body odor (B.O.)
I can do a ton of voices. You'd think it would be useful, but I've been trying to get into voice acting for 20 years.
I once entered a talent competition playing the recorder using my nose. The judges were confused and decided I wasn't worthy of first place.
I have none. But my husband! Name almost any dead celebrity and he can tell you where they are buried. Sometimes he can tell you who they are buried next to.
Being able to pick things up with my toes when I'm too lazy to bend down.
I never forget a face. If I’ve seen it once I’ll remember it if I ever see it again.
Pictures are a little harder because it’s a frozen moment in time and they may never look the same way.
Case in point, when I was 12 my dad introduced me to a guy and we chatted for a few moments. Almost 30 years later my dad and I were out and I said, “Dad, is that so and so?” And sure enough, it was and my dad was able to reconnect with someone he hadn’t seen in 20 years.
I'm weirdly good at recognizing fonts
With a couple of warm ups to get the weight, i can flip a coin for the same result consecutively a bunch of times. My record is 44. Can usually/reliably do at least 20 every time.
Works best with a UK 2 pence piece.
I can tell by the sounds of many different songbirds when there is a bird of prey flying overhead
I have a hyper-realistic impression of a dog bark. My friends will think there is an actual dog around and get disappointed when they realize that it was me.
I can balance almost anything on the palm of my open hand. Rake, golf club, shovel, open ladder, work and alcoholism.
I can put my legs behind my head.
I've yet to be kidnapped but hope it may be useful then.
I can move my ears independent from my face and vibrate my eyes. No idea why.
I can throw up on command. Gross and not nearly as useful as crying.
I can cup my hands together and shoot water 10-12ft in a straight line. It’s like always having a water gun on me. When I do it without water it makes a fart noise, which is like always having a whoopie cushion
I can write without looking. Theoretically, I could write an essay blindfolded.
I sing Gregorian chant on pitch and accurately, practicing it at least 1 hr. per day.
But it's a useless skill as there are no chant choirs or need for it in my area.
I can switch accents that are actually convincing mid convo.