8 Simple Challenges That Reveal How Unique You Are
According to new research, there are many benefits of pursuing multiple interests, including increased life satisfaction, work productivity, and creativity. In a similar way, we all can be different and unique at the same time. And as we each have different abilities, there are differences in what we can and cannot do.
We at Bright Side are challenging you with some of the most interesting talents we can think of. Let’s see who can turn out to be a winner.
1. Raise both eyebrows separately.
It is extremely fascinating that only 24% of people can raise one eyebrow. We use 5 out of 14 facial muscles to do this. People who have this capability are born with the right side or left side of their facial muscles. With some practice, even you can master it.
2. Perform the “sit and rise” test.
The challenge gives you an idea of how fit you really are. What you need to do is cross your legs or sit with them straight out on the floor. Now stand up. This might not be an easy movement for everyone, but try it. If you are not able to do this, then you may use your hand, your knee, or your forearm. If you don’t need to use your hands, your score is 10 out of 10. But, for instance, if you used your hand, knee, or forearm, then you must deduct your score by 2 for each time. It takes major leg and core strength, balance, coordination, and flexibility to perform the “sit and rise” test.
3. Write from right to left.
Writing right to left, also known as mirror writing, was first introduced by Leonardo da Vinci. It is striking to write in such a manner. Only 1 in 6,500 people in the population have the ability to do this. It is said that unintentional mirror writing is common in children and adults with brain damage.
4. Wiggle your ears.
A person’s ability to wiggle their ears may be inherited, but it can also be learned through practice. It is estimated that 10%-20% of the population are able to wiggle their ears. Genetically, some people appear to have the ability to move their auricular muscles to move their ears slightly, but not to a noticeable degree.
5. Lick your elbow.
It’s a fact that not many people can lick their elbow. According to the Guinness World Records, it gets about 5 claims a day from people who think that they are special just because they can lick their elbows.
6. Do tasks with both hands.
About 1 in 100 people have both hands equally skilled, though many left-handed people can use the non-dominant hand nearly as well as the dominant hand. Some scientists have suggested that for ambidextrous people, neither hemisphere in the brain is dominant. This allows them to write with both hands.
7. Curl your tongue into a clover leaf shape.
According to a study, approximately 84% of the population can roll their tongue, but only about 15% can form a cloverleaf shape with it. It’s a really rare ability.
8. Roll your tongue until it reaches the nasal cavity.
In this yoga practice, the tip of the tongue is rolled back into the mouth until it reaches above the soft palate and into the nasal cavity. Though it is difficult to achieve, it has proven to provide health and spiritual benefits. It can be a real challenge to perform Khechari Mudra since it stimulates the master pituitary gland, also known as the king of all mudras.
With the highest score being “8,” how would you rate yourself in terms of these above abilities? Share your thoughts in the comments.