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Peachycherry

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When I was young, I was obsessed with animals and becoming a vet so I kept reading books about cats and dogs, to the point where I can name and recognize hundreds of breeds of them both. Sadly that's a completely useless ability :pfff:

Do you have any other very specific and mostly useless talents/abilities/qualities? I think these small things are what make people interesting.
 
GoodPersonEffed

GoodPersonEffed

Brevity is my middle name, but my name was TL
Jan 11, 2020
6,730
I am a facial contortionist.

I can wiggle my ears, raise either eyebrow alone or rapidly alternate back and forth, wiggle my nostrils, diagonally stretch my lips in either direction, curl my tongue, and do this thing where I suck in and blow out my bottom lip really fast like a machine gun, only it sounds more like, I don't know, like a balloon sound than a gun, or if I had a microphone, it would probably sound like a helicopter rotor and war vets would go diving under their chairs for cover.

I cannot flip my eyelids inside out, that hurts.

I can also clog. Not Irish clogging, but country western. It's done with tap shoes but the heel screws are loosened so it's loud and there's more stomping than traditional tap. I haven't performed in decades, but once you know how, it's something you never forget how to do. I can even kick up my heels to the side and click them.

I'd be surprised, after reading all this, if anyone can sufficiently shake off being so stunned by my sheer awesomeness to ever post again. I probably should have just picked one skill set or the other. I'm sorry.
 
Giraffey

Giraffey

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Mar 7, 2020
439
Good thread, interesting to see diverse skills and talents.

I'm a mnemonist, I can remember and recall extremely long lists of random information. For example, give me a list of five hundred random numbers and ten minutes and I'll read them back to you from memory.

I've also adapted the techniques for my own purposes to assist in self-directed therapy - my 'happy memory palace' that I've described elsewhere is one example of that.
 
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NightmareTour

NightmareTour

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May 13, 2020
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Does having a massive pain tolerance count? My family have learned that if I actually seem to be in serious pain, it's ambulance time.

I used to be able to draw/paint and I actually have an art qualification, which is pretty rare with people with my condition, but I haven't practiced in a VERY long time.

I don't know if I can still sing. I'd probably pass out if I tried.
 
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Symbiote

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Oct 12, 2020
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I have the ability to offend certain people and cultures with how I interact with food.

Examples:
Cutting my spaghetti
Eating pizza with knife and fork
Pineapple on pizza
Arranging my Cheerios in neat little rows before eating them
Pouring the milk first before the cereal

If you're already seeing red, my mission has been accomplished.
 
stygal

stygal

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Oct 29, 2020
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I have the ability to offend certain people and cultures with how I interact with food.

Examples:
Cutting my spaghetti
Eating pizza with knife and fork
Pineapple on pizza
Arranging my Cheerios in neat little rows before eating them
Pouring the milk first before the cereal

If you're already seeing red, my mission has been accomplished.
Pineapples on pizza are okay but cutting spaghetti ???? Whenever you do that...an Italian dies somewhere :ahhha:
 
NightmareTour

NightmareTour

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May 13, 2020
398
I have the ability to offend certain people and cultures with how I interact with food.

Examples:
Cutting my spaghetti
Eating pizza with knife and fork
Pineapple on pizza
Arranging my Cheerios in neat little rows before eating them
Pouring the milk first before the cereal

If you're already seeing red, my mission has been accomplished.
Try putting everything in a sandwich, that works too. Noodles make good sandwiches. So do bananas. Cake does too, but only if you use brioche.
 
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Deleted member 94

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Mar 24, 2018
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My stepdad breaks the spaghetti in half before he puts it in the pot.
I crumble my noodles before putting them in the pot, this makes them small and not hang from my mouth.

Also used to eat pizza with knife and fork. Not anymore know I tear the pizza with my fingers into bite size pieces.
 
Jumper Geo

Jumper Geo

Life's a bitch and then you die.
Feb 23, 2020
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Funny enough I took my nieces tenpin bowling about 15 years ago and I bounced the ball and hit a strike so I looked at other people and saw them crouch and roll it so I copied them and hit about 8 strikes one after another, anyway that was my first and last time playing it.
 
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Deleted member 94

Wizard
Mar 24, 2018
696
Funny enough I took my nieces tenpin bowling about 15 years ago and I bounced the ball and hit a strike so I looked at other people and saw them crouch and roll it so I copied them and hit about 8 strikes one after another, anyway that was my first and last time playing it.
Think you can pull it off again if you do please consider turning pro.
 
Nymph

Nymph

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Jul 15, 2020
2,523
Not too special but I can wiggle and rumble my ears.
 
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Futile

Futile

Tired of being lonely
Sep 3, 2020
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Pineapples on pizza are okay but cutting spaghetti ???? Whenever you do that...an Italian dies somewhere :ahhha:
@Symbiote please keep cutting spaghetti, hopefully one day you'll get me
 
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Life_and_Death

Life_and_Death

hey life! 🖕 🖕 right back at ya!
Jul 1, 2020
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I have the ability to offend certain people and cultures with how I interact with food.

Examples:
Cutting my spaghetti
Eating pizza with knife and fork
Pineapple on pizza
Arranging my Cheerios in neat little rows before eating them
Pouring the milk first before the cereal

If you're already seeing red, my mission has been accomplished.
i have to have my spaghetti broken into 3rds or else i refuse to eat it (choked when i was little) so i see nothing weird with this
i had an ex eat pizza like that, although yes it baffled me i found it interesting and different
CANADA!!! CANADA!!! i personally prefer meat lovers but i can understand why some people would like it
i love arranging my candies by color and then eating them by least to most
ok the milk one gets me, that seems like a good way to splash it all over the place (did that with ice and water once oops lol)

yep no offense here :hug:
 
NodusTollens

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Nov 17, 2020
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I feel like I have more insufficient abilities than talents. Things that for whatever reason I stopped because I didn’t feel I was good enough:

Writing, Drawing/Painting

Does being an empath count?
 
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Deleted member 23586

Hope ur final midnight feels like the hug you need
Nov 8, 2020
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I write, Produce, And sing. Its my passion. But......yea. Nevermind wont go into it lol
 
NodusTollens

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Nov 17, 2020
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i have to have my spaghetti broken into 3rds or else i refuse to eat it (choked when i was little) so i see nothing weird with this
i had an ex eat pizza like that, although yes it baffled me i found it interesting and different
CANADA!!! CANADA!!! i personally prefer meat lovers but i can understand why some people would like it
i love arranging my candies by color and then eating them by least to most
ok the milk one gets me, that seems like a good way to splash it all over the place (did that with ice and water once oops lol)

yep no offense here :hug:
Oh yeah, arranging candies by colours, yup!
 
Mentalmick

Mentalmick

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Nov 30, 2020
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I can ride my motorbike at extreme speeds without getting caught.
 
Fehler

Fehler

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Oct 12, 2020
456
I would say that I have imagination, at 11 I had a small book written (with their respective grammatical mistakes due to their age) and at 14 I finished the last of 80 pages (word size) that would end up being a book of 200 pages. I've been writing a D&D campaign from 0, characters, geography, weapons, enemies, history, geography... etc (10k word approx for now). I do it to entertain myself because it will never be played. I would also say that I have an inhaled ability to skate.
 
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Life_and_Death

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Jul 1, 2020
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I think I can taste food by looking at it. All I know is I haven't been wrong yet and the rest im not 100% sure about because I don't like it.

Just an interesting thing I remembered.
 
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When I was young, I was obsessed with animals and becoming a vet so I kept reading books about cats and dogs, to the point where I can name and recognize hundreds of breeds of them both. Sadly that's a completely useless ability :pfff:

Do you have any other very specific and mostly useless talents/abilities/qualities? I think these small things are what make people interesting.
That is SO cute

I can’t think of anything for myself at the moment, but I really enjoyed reading this thread. Hope people keep adding to it