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Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body

Postby Aoeniac » Tue Dec 19, 2006 8:46 am UTC

Anything you want. Even if it's not really that strange but you thought it was kind of silly.

For example, if I put my pinky finger in either of my ears and pull it out really fast, it makes an extremely loud popping sound that other people can hear from rather far away. It seems to me that this is similar to that thing where people put their thumb in their mouth and flick it out really fast to make that popping noise... only with my ear.

Or, how my elbows are slightly double jointed, so they overextend sometimes unintentionally but it doesn't cause me any pain. This has been noted after multiple situations at, say, school, where I would be casually resting my hands on a desk while standing or stretching, only to have the owner of said desk break from conversation and say, "hey what's wrong with your elbows?" Since my elbows can bend either direction, I often turn one hand in a 360 so that both hands face the same direction, then move my elbows in unison both directions as a demonstration.

Or how I currently weigh exactly 123 pounds. I thought that one was particularly silly.

Or how I have a large scar shaped like the mercedes symbol without the circle on my chest, from a surgical procedure to correct my pectus excavatum (funnel/inward chest deformity). I still keep the metal bar for the memories.

Please feel free to share strange or even mildly interesting things about your own bodies.
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Postby Alisto » Tue Dec 19, 2006 8:48 am UTC

I do not have toenails on my big toes. Many years ago, I had a bad habit of clipping my toenails way too short (part of some sort of 'peeling' complex I have). They became ingrown and were removed, with the root killed. Now, no more toenails.

The worst part is that they weren't both done at the same time. One became ingrown, and I didn't learn my lesson, so a year later the other followed suit.

Maybe I'll take pictures tomorrow.

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Postby Aoeniac » Tue Dec 19, 2006 8:52 am UTC

That is wicked cool. Like the kid from my shop class in jr.high who got his thumb stuck in the belt sander (dumbass XD) and had his thumbnail torn off, only less dumb than him.

On an unrelated note, talking about your toes has reminded me of the son of my 5th grade teacher, who had a big toe for a thumb. His thumb was chopped off in a woodchipper or something, so they removed his big toe and attached it to his hand. He has had to shave his suspiciously large right "thumb" ever since.
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Postby aldimond » Tue Dec 19, 2006 9:07 am UTC

My body is a machine that turns food into earwax. Really crusty earwax. And dandruff.

Sometimes my nose is disproportionately colder than it should be, but sometimes it isn't, you know?

I'm not double-jointed in my knees or anything, and yet if I recall correctly from physical therapy my left knee (the one that hasn't had reconstructive surgery done on it) naturally extends to about -11 degrees with ease.

I am a clarinettist (though I haven't played in a while) with double-jointed thumbs; I still have callouses on my right thumb. And they're still in locations based on when I had really bad finger position because I was bending my thumb backwards to play.

Aoeniac, can you do the human pretzel?
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Postby hyperion » Tue Dec 19, 2006 9:37 am UTC

i can get my pinky finger to touch any of the first knuckles on the same hand

my ankles crack with every step

i can crack my toes by moving them

my cousin and i both have 3 moles shaped like orions belt (sort of like a really flat triangle) and they're in exactly the same place on both of us
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Postby Jack Saladin » Tue Dec 19, 2006 9:40 am UTC

On the toenail note; my nana doesn't have any, for much the same reasons as Alisto I believe.

Keeping with toes, my second and third toe are the same toe until about halfway. >.>

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Postby no-genius » Tue Dec 19, 2006 10:03 am UTC

My toes look like fingers!
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Postby fjafjan » Tue Dec 19, 2006 11:06 am UTC

I guess I have a pretty big/long tounge, I mean nothing ultra exceptional but I can reach my nose etc. People say it's pretty long anyhow.

I have an "outy"

I grew pubic hair when i was ten? I guess that's pretty interesting.
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Postby Gelsamel » Tue Dec 19, 2006 11:09 am UTC

I'm the best.

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Postby hermaj » Tue Dec 19, 2006 11:11 am UTC

I limp.

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Postby Hawknc » Tue Dec 19, 2006 11:18 am UTC

hermaj wrote:I limp.

If you're hoping that'll turn no-genius off, you're just going to have to try harder.
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Postby hermaj » Tue Dec 19, 2006 11:19 am UTC

Hehehe. It just means he can catch me easier, I guess, I cannot really go so fast.

EDIT: Though I could mention my hairy superfluous third nipple. On my back. :D Would that work?
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Postby Gelsamel » Tue Dec 19, 2006 11:19 am UTC

Will "I'm the best" turn girls on?

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Postby no-genius » Tue Dec 19, 2006 11:26 am UTC

hermaj wrote:Hehehe. It just means he can catch me easier, I guess, I cannot really go so fast.

EDIT: Though I could mention my hairy superfluous third nipple. On my back. :D Would that work?


sounds HOTT


edit: no hugs for tegan cos she don't want them. Also I love someone else so :(
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Postby Ephphatha » Tue Dec 19, 2006 11:56 am UTC

My toes crack constantly when I walk. Other than that there is nothing interesting about me.
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Postby no-genius » Tue Dec 19, 2006 12:41 pm UTC

I have a scar on the bony part of my wrist, which is kinda bigger than it should be?

How did I get that scar? I think it was someone stole my bookmark, I chased after him and slipped over some steps :?

Also my penis is really big :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Postby Verysillyman » Tue Dec 19, 2006 1:12 pm UTC

I don't have a liver, just a little hole that anything alcoholic that would be processed throught the liver comes out of. I recycle all of my drinks.

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Postby no-genius » Tue Dec 19, 2006 1:17 pm UTC

Verysillyman wrote:I don't have a liver, just a little hole that anything alcoholic that would be processed throught the liver comes out of. I recycle all of my drinks.


stop taking the piss
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Postby Verysillyman » Tue Dec 19, 2006 1:19 pm UTC

Ok, that might have been a lie. But i did have metal wires sticking out of the end of my toes for a while. And I can only whistle backwards.

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Postby BaldAdonis » Tue Dec 19, 2006 1:27 pm UTC

Alisto wrote:I do not have toenails on my big toes. Many years ago, I had a bad habit of clipping my toenails way too short (part of some sort of 'peeling' complex I have). They became ingrown and were removed, with the root killed. Now, no more toenails.

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Postby Lani » Tue Dec 19, 2006 1:53 pm UTC

My belly button is an innie-outie.

I can't roll my tongue or tie cherry stems.

I can make noises that sound just like a guinea pig...and I have no idea how.
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Postby rachel » Tue Dec 19, 2006 3:15 pm UTC

I can pop both my hip and my jaw out of place.


There is this little extra piece of cartilidge on the inside of my left wrist and if you mess with it too much it makes my arm all tingly. Except wait, I just felt for it and discovered that it was gone. It's been there my whole life! Where did it go?!

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Postby fjafjan » Tue Dec 19, 2006 3:34 pm UTC

Verysillyman wrote:Ok, that might have been a lie. But i did have metal wires sticking out of the end of my toes for a while. And I can only whistle backwards.


That reminds me, when i whistle my cheecks buckle in and out. Like a bagpipe or something.

Also, innie-outtie? What doth thou mean? :P
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Postby Lani » Tue Dec 19, 2006 3:47 pm UTC

It's an outie nestled inside an innie. If I remember, maybe I'll post a picture...I think it's cuter than it sounds... :)
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Postby Lani » Tue Dec 19, 2006 3:48 pm UTC

Oh, and I'm a damn good whistler. My step dad and I used to whistle in harmony together (until I'd start laughing).
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Postby Rat » Tue Dec 19, 2006 4:52 pm UTC

hmmm... lets see...

well i just shaved my pubic hair last night.. not completely.. but you know, it looks nice... trimmed...

im 6'7" and people dont stop telling me im tall...

i can give myself head... CAN... people like to point that out when they see how flexible i am... but its more uncomfortable than worth it...

i can.. blow spit bubbles off my tongue.. its easy but people are amazed.. o_O

my hands are beautiful and my fingernails are perfect... they are.. seriously.

i can do that thing where i stick my shoulder blades out really far... idiots call them wings...

random tongue tricks.. mouth tricks...

yeah i dunno.. i guess thats it...

oh yeah and with the toes.. one time i got my toe smashed under a garage door... big toe nail came off.. it grew back though.... and i had a few ingrown toe nails as well.. they killed a small portion of the nail bed instead of the whole thing.. toe nail looks normal, just a bit thinner...

innieoutties are gross.

edit: and even after all the pube shaving, dick sucking, tongue tricks, and spit bubbles... im NOT gay :O

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Postby Mat » Tue Dec 19, 2006 4:56 pm UTC

Not really a body thing, but to continue the "I can make weird noises" trend: I can do this

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Postby Lani » Tue Dec 19, 2006 5:04 pm UTC

Rat wrote:innieoutties are gross.


Hey now, don't be judging before seeing it! :(
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Postby Air Gear » Tue Dec 19, 2006 5:28 pm UTC

I didn't know this was uncommon until people started getting grossed out by it, but evidently my ankle's range of motion is abnormally large.

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Postby sugarpunfairy » Tue Dec 19, 2006 5:53 pm UTC

I have one thumb that's shorter and fatter than the other. I have a really long tongue and can touch my nose with it. My toes are alarmingly nimble.

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Postby Babbler » Tue Dec 19, 2006 5:57 pm UTC

My hands are weird; it's a little hard to describe. I can bend my thumbs 180 degrees from their closed position. If I were hold my hands flat out, and can bend my figures back slightly more. If I press my figureprint to a surface, I can also make it bend 180. I can't move the second bone in my right thumb as high as my left thumb; so my two thumbs look different.

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Postby boethius78 » Tue Dec 19, 2006 6:05 pm UTC

Occasionally, my knees lock up so that I can't straighten them out. I have to walk until they sort themselves out. When they do, the crack is so loud that people usually assume I've just walked into something.

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Postby Peshmerga » Tue Dec 19, 2006 6:10 pm UTC

My face dries easily.

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Ok so not so much as interesting as it is an annoyance.
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Postby Rat » Tue Dec 19, 2006 6:14 pm UTC

lani wrote:
Rat wrote:innieoutties are gross.


Hey now, don't be judging before seeing it! :(


ive seen them before.. im not a fan..

but really i dont care.. i dont stare at belly buttons anyway...

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Postby Nomic » Tue Dec 19, 2006 8:14 pm UTC

One of my ears has far larger "hole" (dunno what's the tecnicla term for it in English) that the other one. All button headphones fall out from it. Allso, my chest is not symmetrical. There's a noticeable bump on the lef side, formed of my ribs extending a bit mroe forward on the left then on the right side.

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Postby Asbestos » Tue Dec 19, 2006 8:37 pm UTC

I grab and do things with my feet.
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Postby Jack Saladin » Tue Dec 19, 2006 9:53 pm UTC

^Oh yeah same, people always whine at me about how weird it is, but it seems like a pretty obvious use of them to me.

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Postby Alisto » Tue Dec 19, 2006 9:56 pm UTC

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I never realized how hairy my toes are before.

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Postby Grincement » Tue Dec 19, 2006 9:56 pm UTC

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Postby WhiteRabit » Tue Dec 19, 2006 10:10 pm UTC

I vibrate.

Rather, I can..... my hands, arms...... head... eyes....

seriously vibrate... high speed.... noone can beat me at fastest finger



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