What is the most useless talent

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  1. kimblebee

    kimblebee now my thoughts will be worth 5 cents

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    I can wake up from a dead sleep and tell you what time it is, down to the minute.
     
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  2. emer95

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    I can pick up almost anything with my toes. I learned this skill while I was pregnant and it’s a habit I just can’t quit. Why bend down if you don’t have to?
     
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  4. indimom

    indimom Are We There Yet?

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    I can bend my hand forward and thumb forward until my thumb lays straight/flat against my wrist pointing toward my elbow. I used to be able to do it without any assistance from my other hand and hold it there for awhile with no effort. Now, I can feel the "stretch" and I have to hold it in place with my other hand, so this useless skill is passing me by.
     
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  5. willowsnn3

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    No talent. I'm just useless...
     
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  6. Kathryn Merteuil

    Kathryn Merteuil Barden Bella

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    I can do bird chirping noises too... It really has no benefit other than irritating those around me :rotfl2:

    A lot of times I do it without even realizing it. I know when I was a kid I would get in trouble for it. I would just be sitting in my room minding my own business and my mom would come in and be like "STOOOOP DOING THAT". I would be like whaaaaat?
     
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  7. karensi

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    I can do that also.


    I used to be able to do that but as I got older I guess I lost the dexterity in my hands so I can't really do it anymore.
     
  8. PollyannaMom

    PollyannaMom I was a click-clack champ!!

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    Wow! I'm pretty close during the day, but not at night!

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    I can completely close mine.
     
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  9. kimblebee

    kimblebee now my thoughts will be worth 5 cents

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    Yeah, it’s pretty freaky lol. It does take me a few seconds to tune into it but I’m most often dead on, if not within a few minutes. Pleople say I must just be really in tune with my internal clock.
     
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  10. MamaBelle4

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    I can touch my nose with my tongue.
     
  11. Cogswel_Cogs

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    I can fart on demand. Though I find that most doubters are convinced after the first atempt, and very seldomly ask me to do a second time.
     
  12. tcufrog

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    That is actually a useful skill. You are disqualified from the contest. ;)

    I can touch my tongue to my nose.
     
  13. Tinijocaro

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    I can play a fiddle tune while hopping on a pogo stick. Actually, I haven't done it in about 5 years. I've been doing it since 5th grade but started feeling shaky in recent years so I don't take the chance any more.
     
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  14. Domo

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    I can hear gravy.
     
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    You better try some of this cream before making that determination. Hehehehehe!!! (Choking on laughter.)
     
  16. tarheelmjfan

    tarheelmjfan Proud Redhead

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    I can read lips. I don't know how I picked it up. It just came naturally. My sisters used to use me like a party trick to read their kid's coaches lips, so they knew what they were saying to the players in the huddle or on the bench. :rolleyes1 I do have to admit it has started to come in more handy now that my hearing isn't as good as it once was. If I can see your lips, I don't need to be able to hear you.

    I can do that as well. DH calls my toes claws. The funny thing is I have little feet (size 5) with really short toes, but they're good grabbers. :laughing: I learned out of necessity. My back & knees have progressively gotten worse to the point that they're really bad now. I use my toes to keep from stressing them as much as possible.
     
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  17. PigletsPal2

    PigletsPal2 Queen of the Realm

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    I can do that too! Do you then flick the fingertip to make it wiggle? Sends my kids right around the bend!

    I can speak fluent pig latin.


    Queen Colleen
     
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  18. NFLDERS

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    Me too! Unfortunately, rarely on command, to my audience's dismay. :rotfl2:


    My younger brother on the other hand could snort things up one nostril and, yeah... out the other! He was such an annoying little cretin! :rolleyes1
     
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  19. NFLDERS

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    I can admit that I've tried some of these acts of talent as I've read along For the exception of the flatulence one you understand 'cause I'm a lady! :snooty:
     
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    You and my son... often smells like death lol
     
  21. DawnM

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    I can bend my fingers so that if my palms are on the table, my fingers can stand straight up. It freaks people out.
     
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