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Old 08-04-2008, 05:18 PM   #1
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Any hidden talents out there??

Hey everyone!

So my husband and I just got back from a 'Mini Vacation' with my parents, where we showed off some of our "Hidden Talents". Got me wondering what everyones talents are here at DC!

My talent: I can balance many stacks of pennies on my elbow and catch them with that same hand... Kinda hard to explain it without showing you... My current record is 25 pennies!

So what are your talents??

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Old 08-04-2008, 05:48 PM   #2
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Apparently they are so well-hidden even I don't know about them!
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Old 08-04-2008, 05:56 PM   #3
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Years ago my mom and dad and I were watching Johnny Carson. One of his guests that night did a lot of interesting things with his hands. Then he started clapping with one hand (not that snapping thing the kids do now, and not clapping it against anything else). My mom and dad said how neat that was. I said, "What's the big deal?" One of them said, "Oh yeah, like you can do it?" I said, "Of course, I thought everyone could." I really did think everyone could do it, as it comes naturally to me, using either hand. They were really surprised. The kids at school loved when I did it. I have had two students in the last 12 years who could do it. I have tried teaching it, but apparently it can't be taught (or I haven't come across someone who can learn it).

Oh yeah, I can turn my arms kind of backwards, but not as much as I used to.

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P.S. This sometimes makes me wonder if there is something else that I can do that most people can't, but it's not really like you can ask people that!
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Old 08-04-2008, 06:08 PM   #4
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I have no talents like that. Maybe my ability to get my big hands into very tight places and start screws, nuts and bolts that others cannot.

A lady in our church can tie a knot in the stem of a maraschino cherry, using only her tongue.
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Old 08-04-2008, 06:10 PM   #5
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A lady in our church can tie a knot in the stem of a maraschino cherry, using only her tongue.
I'm soooo tempted ......
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Old 08-04-2008, 06:12 PM   #6
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i can tie a cherry stem, too.
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Along with about 40% of the population, I can roll my tongue and flip-flop it (not at the same time! lol).

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FM - Imagine how difficult it was for me.
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Old 08-04-2008, 06:40 PM   #9
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My hidden talent is my ability to actually complete the items on DW's "Honey-Do" list. Unfortunately, I don't utilize this talent as often as she would like. Oh, BTW, I own and operate a Handyman business, so by day's end I'm tired of fixing other people's broken things, and all I want to do is cook or bake to take my mind off work.

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Old 08-04-2008, 06:47 PM   #10
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I can make fish lips! Is that a talent?
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