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Look, not everyone can be a world-class piano player or a skilled painter. Sometimes the things we excel at don't matter in the greater schemes of the world or are all that impressive. Even so, that shouldn't take away the pride you should feel over the skills you have, regardless of how totally useless they are.


Reddit user, u/jcor123, wanted to hear what completely useless thing you can do when they asked:

People of Reddit, what are some cool, but completely useless talents you can do?

Stomp-Stomp-Stomp

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I can recognize people by the way they walk

Unreasonableberry

I can usually tell who in my family is walking up or down the stairs by the sound of their footsteps

Minetech26

2% Margin For Error

I can flip a coin into my pocket like 98% of the time. Fun party/bar trick but completely pointless

Plotinusinus

Have you tried betting that for drinks?

Dezponto4

Yes. If I do it's usually with more change in the pocket and like a one dollar coin. When it hits the bottom of the pocket it makes an audible metallic sounds. And the gold coin is for show

Plotinusinus

Do They Also Hang Low?

Wiggle my ears

dadoliver

Can you wiggle them individuallly?

Cause I can.

Dank_Daddmmyyyy

That's pretty cool. No I don't think I've ever tried. But now I'm gonna spend time in the mirror trying lol. I have my doubts because I can only 'bounce' 1 of my pecs...lol

dadoliver

...Are You Making That Up?

I can name all the countries of the world.

Including limited recognition states like Abkhazia or Northern Cyprus.

Reddit_Acharovia

Z, Y, X, W...

I can say the alphabet backwards.

solo_een_vir

Prove it!

dahaka1706

Over, Under, Through The Loop

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I can tie someone else's shoes using only my feet

ENEBZILE

If you don't mind me asking, how did you obtain this skill?

GouramiLeo

One boring summer day I kept untying everybody's shoes under the table by pulling the loose laces with my toes sneakily, and when one guy eventually got fed up after having to retire his shoes for the third time, he jokingly said "ok this time you have to put it back! With your feet since you think it's soooo funny!" And I just... Did it! We were all surprised, honestly.

ENEBZILE

Whistle While Breathing

I can proficiently whistle while blowing air as well as breathing it in. Means I can whistle for much longer than the average human.

TheLegomatic

Psh. Canada.

Vibrate my eyes = useless, raise one eyebrow = useless, undulate my tongue = useless, point out all 50 states in 35 seconds as a Canadian = 50/50.

AddictedToTornadoes

I can vibrate my eyes too, it is useless but fun to mess with people while they are talking to me.

TheGreenEyeBandit

Period Pacing

I can tell the time period a movie came out within a few seconds

yokayla

What are the triggers? Film quality, music, outfits, or you just know every movie ever and when it came out?

I_AM_ALWAYS_WRONG_

The first part - film quality, style, pacing, even how the frame is composed. It just screams a bunch of tells at me somehow.

yokayla

Left to Right, Right to Left

I can write in mirror-image cursive backwards perfectly with my right (dominant) hand, as well as write in cursive with both hands at the same time going in opposite directions.

As in, writing left to right with my left hand while writing right to left with my right hand (mirror image) and meeting in the middle. Also the other way: writing right to left with my left hand (mirror image) while writing left to right with my right hand (both hands going toward the outer edges of the page).

BrittleBonesJones

Boggle Me!

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I am top 1000 in the world at Boggle. Gets me allllll the ladies.

maleorderbride

So you count yourself among the 1000 people that play Boggle?

zeropointfivecool

Here are a couple tips I've found really help:

  • Many words can often be rearranged to spell other words with the same letters. For example, if you see "eat," it's very likely you can also make "ate," "tea," and "eta."
  • Looking for suffixes that can tag onto existing words, like "-ed," "-ic," or "-ing." If you're feeling particularly saucy, stuff like "-ish," "-tion," or "-ally" also works.
  • Prefixes are also good. "Pro-," "anti-," "re-," "en-," and others have served me well.
  • This one works especially well if you're playing on a mobile device: just try stuff. They'll tell you whether or not your word is a word. I generally go for smaller words because if I'm wrong I didn't waste a lot of time. I also attach different prefixes to the suffixes previously mentioned, or try to connect a prefix to an already made word.

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Have you ever been reading a book, watching a movie, or even sitting down for a fantastical cartoon and began to salivate when the characters dig into some doozy of a made up food?

You're not alone.

Food is apparently fertile ground for creativity. Authors, movie directors, and animators all can't help but put a little extra time and effort into the process of making characters' tasty delights mouthwatering even for audiences on the other side of the screen.

Read on for a perfect mixture of nostalgia and hunger.

AllWhammyNoMorals asked, "What's a fictional food you've always wanted to try?"

Some people were all about the magical foods eaten in the magical places. They couldn't help but wish they could bite into something with fantastical properties and unearthly deliciousness.

Nutritious

"Enchanted golden apple" -- DabbingIsSo2015

"The Minecraft eating sounds make me hungry" -- FishingHobo

"Gotta love that health regeneration" -- r2celjazz

"Pretty sure those are based off the golden apples that grant immortality. Norse mythology I think?" -- Raven_of_Blades

Take Your Pick

"Nearly any food from Charlie and the Chocolate factory" -- CrimsonFox100

"Came here to say snozzberries!" -- Utah_Writer

"Everlasting Gobstoppers #1, but also when they're free to roam near the chocolate river and the entire environment is edible." -- devo9er

Peak Efficiency

"Lembas" -- Roxwords

"The one that fills you with just a bite? My fat a** would be making sandwiches with two lembas breads and putting bacon, avocado and cheese inside. Then probably go for some dessert afterwards. No wonder why those elves are all skinny, eating just one measly bite of this stuff." -- sushister

Some people got stuck on the foods they saw in the cartoons they watched growing up. The vibrant colors, the artistic sounds, and the exaggerated movements all come together to form some good-looking fake grub.

The One and Only

"Krabby patty 🍔" -- Cat_xox

"And a kelp shake" -- titsclitsntennerbits

"As a kid I always pretended burgers from McDonalds were Krabby Patties, heck from time to time I still do for the nostalgia of it all. Many of my friends did the same thing." -- Thisissuchadragtodo

Cheeeeeeeeese

"The pizza from an extremely goofy movie. The stringy cheese just looked magical lol" -- ES_Verified

"The pizza in the old TMNT cartoon as well." -- gate_of_steiner85

"Only bested by the pizza from All Dogs Go to Heaven." -- Purdaddy

Get a Big Old Chunk

"Those giant turkey drumsticks in old cartoons that characters would tear huge chunks out of. Those things looked amazing, turkey drumsticks in real life suck and are annoying to eat."

-- Ozwaldo

Slurp, Slurp, Slurp

"Every bowl of ramen on any anime, ever." -- Cat_xox

"Studio Ghibli eggs and bacon" -- DrManhattan_DDM

"Honestly, any food in anime. I swear to god half the budget no matter what the studio goes into making the food look absolutely delicious." -- Viridun

Finally, some highlighted the things that aren't quite so far-fetched, but still far enough away that it's nothing we'll be eating anytime soon.

That tease can be enough to make your mouth water.

What's In It??

"Butter beer" -- Damn_Dog_Inappropes

"came here to say this. i was pretty disappointed with the universal studio version which was over the top sweet. it was more of a butterscotch root beer. i imagine butter beer to be something more like butter and beer, which wouldn't be crazy sweet, but would have a very deep rich flavor" -- crazyskiingsloth

Slice of the Future

"The microwave pizzas in back to the future two" -- biggiemick91

"I've been fascinated with those for years! They just look so good!" -- skoros

As Sweet As They Had

"The Turkish Delight from Lion Witch & Wardrobe. The real ones I had weren't bad but nothing special." -- spoon_shaped_spoon

"Came here to say this. I know it's a real thing, but I always imagined that it must have been amazing to betray your siblings over." -- la_yes

"You're used to freely available too sweet sweets. For a WW2 era schoolkid, it would have represented all the sweets for an entire year." -- ResponsibleLimeade



Here's hoping you made it through the list without going into kitchen for some snack you didn't actually need.

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