Just because it’s useless doesn’t mean it’s dumb. Right?
A lot of people have talent. That’s a statement that feels vague and doesn’t exactly make a lot of folks feel special. But it’s true, at the very least. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people who have skills that don’t have a practical application in the business world and feel absolutely useless. But even useless talents can be kind of interesting. Wouldn’t you agree? Some folks come upon these skills naturally, while others actively work at them over the years out of boredom or for another reason that’s tough to understand but is still important to them.
It feels safe to state that a lot of folks have skills and talents that they’ve developed by accident by simple boredom. Admit it, there’s something you can do better than many folks just because you did it as a habit for so long until you became great at it. At the same time though, a lot of folks look at the talent or skill and laugh because, well, it’s silly. Below are just a few skills and talents that people have that are rather useless, but are still interesting.
10. Writing while closing your eyes
Some folks have reportedly voiced the idea that this is less stressful than writing because…wait for it…you don’t get to see your typos and misspelling right away. Take a moment to think about that one. It’s easy to think that if you’re accurate while writing and closing your eyes that this skill is impressive. But if it’s used as stress relief for writing…well, good luck with that.
9. Vomiting on command
Unless you’re a vulture this doesn’t sound like a great skill to have. Check that, if you were Droz and Albert from the WWE back in the late 90s it was useful since it was part of their gimmick. Other than this, however, it’s easy to think that this is better off being used as a survival trait and nothing else. Really, who in the world is going to be impressed by the ability to regurgitate the contents of your stomach for all to see? It does show a fairly impressive amount of control over one’s gastric muscles, but all that acid that comes up with it…okay, never mind. Blech.
8. Knowing where dead celebrities are buried
Is this really a skill, or more of an obsession? Knowing where your favorite celebrities are buried is kind of impressive, but it also feels a little creepy. One could chalk this up to being a superfan that likes to follow a celebrity from the beginning of their career to the end, but still…that’s odd.
7. Playing an instrument with your nose
This is impressive, and that can be said without sounding ironic. However, it’s probably best if a person avoids doing this when they have a cold. Imagine snocking a huge booger while trying to bust out a few notes. Yeah, yech. Also, there are only so many instruments this would work with. Imagine trying to play a string instrument with your nose…ouch.
6. Chugging a cold drink without suffering from brain freeze
Ah, the dreaded brain freeze. To think that some folks can chug a cold drink and not worry about their gray matter turning into a block of ice (or at least feel that way) must be nice. But then again, it’s tough to think of how this could be applied in a practical manner. Still, it’s a nice thought that it does happen.
5. Being able to disappoint anyone
Quite honestly, this feels like an innate talent that some have, meaning that they’re born with it. Some folks fight against it and try to correct this part of themselves. But others tend to lean into it and dgaf if they disappoint others or not. In some respects, this is easy to understand. But if your main goal is to lower everyone’s expectations, this talent doesn’t carry much of a wow factor.
4. Touching your nose with your tongue
How many Gene Simmons impersonators are out there? This is a skill, talent, whatever, that a lot of people do have and a lot of people try to cultivate. Don’t strain a tongue muscle while trying for that tip though. Plus, don’t feel the need to be original and go digging for green gold with your tongue.
3. Adjusting the sound of your own fart
It’s kind of impressive, in a gross and disturbing way, how some folks can adjust the volume of their flatulence. Yes, it’s possible to feel the eye rolls that are coming from the readers but come on, some folks can barely contain the stink bomb that comes exploding out from between their cheeks, but some folks are talented enough to play TAPS out of their back door. It’s true, it’s true.
2. Writing backward in cursive
A lot of people are of the mind that cursive is a regrettable loss in the school system. In fact, it might be headed the same way as Latin. But being able to write cursive backward and make it completely legible is…um, yeah, it’s not quite that useful unless you’re an older person that’s trying to write something in code that younger generations can’t understand.
1. The inability to produce B.O.
This is another innate talent that a lot of people might actually desire. Think of it, being able to walk around, lay around, play around, and never generate B.O. But the funny thing is thinking about what a person might smell like once they start sweating. This feels like it needs to be given a further look.
WTR? (Why’s That Radass?)
Everyone has a talent of some sort that might be unique or, at the very least, interesting enough to talk about. Of course, if it’s something gross you might want to think twice about revealing it to others. Being able to produce belly button lint, for example, isn’t something that a lot of people might want to take pride in. But hey, to each their own.