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6 of My Weird Hidden Talents

Hey! It’s the end of the month, so you know that it’s time to get a bit personal. For September, I’m letting you in on 6 of my weird hidden talents. Let me preface this by saying I’m not sure all of these are exactly what you’d define as hidden talents, but they’re kind of goofy things that I’m not sure everyone can do! So, here we go.

6 of My Weird Hidden Talents
 
I can speak gibberish. This is probably one of THE most embarrassing things that I’ll ever admit, but it’s true! I learned back in my junior high days when gibberish was a “thing.” (Please tell me my weird Midwest middle school friends weren’t the only ones that did this … ) It goes without saying that I never, ever EVER bust this out. But, it’s kind of hilarious – it’s one of the few ways I know how to make my sister laugh-cry.

My tongue can curl into thirds. Not only can I roll my tongue (isn’t that a genetic thing?), but I also can do the weird wavy thing with it. If you have no clue what I’m talking about, I’m sure you could Google a picture or look up a YouTube video. I’m not even sure how I do it! Just happens naturally if I think about it.

I type, like, really fast. Last I tested, my typing speed was 195 WPM with 96% accuracy. Not sure if this is really a hidden talent or just a skill that I honed in on over the years. Either way, everyone always comments on it so I figure it’s worth a mention.

I can wiggle my right ear without moving my eyebrows. Again, no clue how I do this. Probably picked up this trait from my dad. The left year is a different story – it kind of cracks me up that I can wiggle one ear and not the other. My left eyebrow can’t even go up on it’s own!

My toes are nearly as strong as my fingers. Yep, I definitely use my feet/toes to pick things up when I’m too lazy to bend down (such problems, right?!). Even Ryan has commented on how oddly strong my toes are, so hey – it’s like having an extra set of hands sometimes.

I can go from sitting to standing without using my arms/hands to push me up. Going from sitting crossed-legged to a standing position is easy peasy – I just use my leg muscles to push myself up instead of my arms. I’m not flexible whatsoever otherwise, so maybe it’s a fluke that I can do this. Probably has to do with my year-plus of exercise/training.

There you have it, folks – 6 of my weird hidden talents. Now, if you’ll excuse me I’m going to go hide in a corner of embarrassment. Ha! All for the sake of a blog post, right? 😉 Don’t forget to share some of your own hidden talents in the comments!

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