1. Have a separate ring finger
Try moving your fingers, you will realize a fact: Every time you move your middle or pinky finger, your little finger will automatically follow. However, there are people in the world who have the ability to move these fingers separately, and science says this seems to be an inherited ability.
2. Tongue touching nose
Similar to the ability to separate fingers, about 10% of the world’s population possesses a tongue long enough to reach the tip of the nose or chin. And I’m sure at this point, you’re sticking your tongue out too, right?
3. Move parts in opposite directions
Try this trick to see if you’re special: lift your right foot, rotate your ankle clockwise, and use your own thumb to rotate counterclockwise.
You almost certainly won’t, because the moment you rotate your thumb, your whole foot will rotate as well. The same goes for the hands.
However, a small part of the population can do this, because their brains have a slightly different design than normal people. However, this is also an ability that can be done with practice.
Gleek is a phrase that refers to… spitting saliva out of the mouth using only the tongue. Those who can do Gleek just need to push their tongue hard once, saliva splashes out into a jet.
This is actually a very rare possibility, occurring because some people have extremely high salivary glands. In fact, you can still “gleek” if you use lemon to produce more saliva, but it can’t compare to the few who are “gifted” to that.
5. Sneezing with eyes open
Always like that: every time you sneeze, you unconsciously close your eyes. The reason is because between the nose and eyes there are bundles of nerves that connect to each other. When you sneeze, the flow of air stimulates the nerves and creates an unconditioned reflex, forcing the eyes to close.
But there are still cases where this function is faulty, causing the eyes to not need to be closed when sneezing.
6. Fold your tongue in half without using your teeth
This is also one of the rare possibilities, with a chance of only 1 in a million.
7. Thumb flexion
Do you believe there are people in this world who can bend their thumbs back to the back of their hands? Such is the case with thumbs with 2 joints, known as the Hitchiker phenomenon, which allows them to bend the thumb back to the back of the hand without pain or risk.
It looks strange, but this is not too rare a phenomenon. Statistics show that about 20% – 25% of the population can do that.