11 Rare Talents You Probably Don't Have!
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How talented are you when it comes to doing random moves like wiggling your ears or touching your nose with your tongue? Some of these talents can be developed through ambition and practice while some moves are completely inherited. Here are 12 moves that you might want to try in your spare time?
1. Raising a single brow
Most people can only raise either their right or left eyebrow. The ability to raise both eyebrows is quite rare. However, it is possible to develop this talent by practice. Go in front of a mirror, pull one of your eyebrows downwards and try to raise the other one. After enough practice, you'll notice the muscles around your eyebrows. Soon, you'll be able to do it without the help of your hand. The necessity of this talent is absolutely debatable...
2. Licking an elbow
Licking an elbow is something 99% of people can't perform. Unfortunately, it is not something you can achieve by practice. Elasticity and length of the arms and tongue play a key part in this move.
3. Wiggling ears
Contrary to other muscles around the facial area, ear muscles have auxiliary nucleus' around the brain. The size of the human nucleus is comparatively smaller than animal nucleus. Is there a way to learn how to wiggle your ears? Sure! Firstly, you need to notice the muscles that are responsible for this move. You can be aware of these muscles by either smiling or clenching your teeth. Do you notice a movement around your ears when doing one of these moves? If you do enough practice, you'll soon gain the ability to wiggle your ears.
4. Touching the nose with the tongue
The ability to touching the nose with the tongue can only be performed by 10% of all people. This ability is completely inherited. You may be able to do this move with some practice, but don't force yourself as this one is really a rare capability.
5. Raising only your ring finger
Put your hand on the table as shown on the above GIF. Then, raise your thumb, index and little finger. No problem, right? Now, try to raise your ring finger, if you can. You couldn't do it, right? You'll have no problems raising your fingers since the tendons around your hand are not connected. The only fingers that are linked are middle and ring fingers. This is the reason why it is impossible to raise your ring finger without raising your middle finger.
6. Twisting your tongue
The tongue twisting ability is known to be an inherited talent and this ability indicates to the dominant genes. What is the situation for you? Are your genes dominant or recessive?
7. Tickling yourself
All of us have parts around our bodies that are ticklish. Why can't we tickle ourselves? The reason behind this is simple: our brains can understand and recognize that the stimulation is our own moves. When the source of the movement is from one's own body, the parts around the brain that make us laugh are not activated.
8. Moving your hands and feet in the opposite direction.
Do you think that you are the ultimate multi-tasker? Try this: Sit on a chair and turn your right legs clockwise. At the same time, draw an 8 shape with your right hand. Did your leg change its direction? This result is same for almost all of the people and if you turn your leg counter-clockwise, you'll have the same consequence.
9. Choking yourself by holding your breath
It's impossible to choke yourself only by holding your own breath. Breathing is a constant reflex that we continue unconsciously. You may deliberately try to stop breathing but your body won't let you. You can try it on your own, the worse thing that can happen to you is to faint...
10. Sneezing with your eyes open
Do you know that you can't sneeze with your eyes open? The common explanation of this phenomenon is that your eyeballs will flip out of your face. Although this possibility is rare, there are some actual cases around the history of people losing their eyes this way. Scientists claim that this is an involuntary reflex to avoid microbes from getting into our eyes.
11. Putting your fist into your own mouth
This might be the first time you've heard about this ability?! There are actual people who can put their fists inside their mouth. Babies are known to do this move when their teeth are growing. You can try, but don't force yourself if you don't want to end up in the hospital...