Kev tagged me with the “5 things you don’t know about me” meme last week. I considered doing an “Amazing…But False!” selection (as the set of things that people don’t know about me encompasses more than just true facts), but I eventually decided on a David Cronenberg body horror version.
1. My thumb bends back at an abnormally large angle
I used to think that everyone’s thumbs did this. Apparently they don’t.
2. I can make freaky zombie hands by bending just the top joints of my fingers
Many people find the sight of this to be the visual equivalent of nails scratching down a blackboard.
3. I can manipulate my eyebrows to an unusual extent.
I can do left and right independently, and an extreme innner raise. This is not too uncommon, but can you raise the outer edges of both eyebrows together? I can.
(Note: eyebrows + sneer = rather sinister!)
4. I can turn my left and right eyeballs inwards independently.
Last year Liza showed me a trick for making the eyeballs look outwards rather than inwards, but I haven’t put in the necessary practice to pull this off yet. (What, you think maybe this kind of thing comes naturally?)
5. I can do a respectable impression of a Cardassian without any make-up or prosthetics.
Okay, that’s enough flesh for the moment. Out of spite, I shall now tag:
8 Replies to “5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Me”
I can do one and five.
I was also convinced that everyone should be able to bend thumbs to that degree. I didn’t realise that it was abnormal until I was about 10.
Are you also able to bend your other fingers (espc index fingers) back to an extraordinary degree? I can!
Sorry about the double post – first time I got an “Oh sh1t” internal server error, so tried again later. Despite the error, it must have worked!
You can be a very scary man sometimes Martin 😉
Matt–there’s something strange going on with the comments. Haven’t spent the time to figure out exactly what it is yet…
I can do 2, maybe 3, and 5. 5 is cool!
Oh dear, you do realise that this reflects dreadfully on the genetic coding of your parents
I think it’s more of a reflaction of how much time I spent pulling faces at myself in the mirror as a teenager…
I couldn’t comment in the Old Skool section, and I couldn’t find an e-mail address…
Remember me from Voerendaal/Bernardinus?
Wonder what you are up to these days!
Many greetings from over here (‘s-Hertogenbosch nowadays)…!
I can do number 2 and 5…
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