There are things that you think you should be able to do with your body. But if you’re like 99.9999% of people in the world, no matter how hard you try, you just can’t quite manage to do it.
Here is a list of things that are impossible to do with your body, and the few mutants or we can say ‘Superhumans’ who can do them:
1. Lick your Elbow:
I once read a trivia that said it’s impossible to lick your own elbow. And that 75% of the people told this immediately tried to lick their elbows. Well! It’s obviously not so impossible for some people. Supposedly, Guinness World Records get about 5 claims a day from people who think that they are special just because they can lick their elbows.
2. You can’t also Lick your Nose:
Now don’t pull your tongue out again. It’s gross to lick the dirty nose we have. Just for that matter, ever tried touching your chin with your tongue? Trust me, a lot of people have and it is something that is harder than you would think.
3. Wiggle Your Ear:
Your cat can do it. And so can the hippo and Jeff Goldblum. But only a few other people in the world can wiggle their ears, While Jeff Goldblum can wiggle each ear individually too.
4. Sneeze with Your Eyes Open:
Nope, you can’t sneeze with your eyes open (well, without forcing ‘em open with your hands, anyhow). Don’t bother doing it yourself because The MythBusters have already tried it… and they failed.
5. Draw The Number Six While Making Clockwise Circles With Your Leg:
Think you can multitask? Try this: while sitting on a chair, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles. Then, while doing that, draw the number 6 with your right hand. You can’t help it: your foot will change direction.
Similarly- move your right leg in anti-clockwise circles and simultaneously draw the number 8 with your right hand.
Another tricky thing to do: simultaneously rotate the index fingers of both hands clockwise. Do it slowly at first, but then pick up speed. Try to go faster and faster, and pretty soon your two fingers will be going in opposite directions!
Okay, it is kind of gross but it’s fascinating. Gleeking means projecting saliva from the submandibular gland upon compression by the tongue.
If you’ve got more things that seem easy to do but are actually impossible, I’d love to hear them – please add them to the comment section.