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Pepperbelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:59 PM
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Poll question: Can you wiggle your ears?
Seriously.

I can. I know some people who can and some who cannot. I would appreciate your candid, truthful votes for research purposes although your snarky, disrespectful, and insultingly inaccurate comments are, as always, solicited and appreciated.

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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helnwhls Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:00 PM
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1. no but I can roll my tongue.
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Ron Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:08 PM
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5. ooohhh...that kind of gets me hot.
n/t
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nonconformist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:13 PM
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6. Ooh, I can do that too
Makes me feel special. Of course I only personally know one other person who can't do it, but what are you gonna do.

I've always heard that to be able to do the tongue roll both parents had to be able to do it too. That may just be one of those oft repeated 'facts' that aren't really true, but I've never investigated it so I don't know.
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Pepperbelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:15 PM
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7. they included it in my daughter's physical anthropology text. nt
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helnwhls Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:15 PM
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8. I forget what grade that factiod gets
trotted out, but I remember being in a room full of kids and all of us sticking our tongues out at each other.
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 05:32 PM
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14. That isn't true
Because I can do it, my mum can do it, but my dad can't.
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da_chimperor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:01 PM
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2. I only learned I could do it about 3 years ago
in a restaurant in shanghai . . . maybe they put something in the won ton soup. :shrug:
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Pepperbelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 05:24 PM
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13. I, too, spent time is Asia ... kick
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 05:14 AM
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21. I read that guys who can wiggle their ears never go bald
seriously
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Pepperbelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 04:16 PM
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23. totally untrue friend skittles ...
I am bald and can wiggle my ears all day.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 05:35 PM
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25. LOL
HOWDY THERE PEPPERBELLY :hi:
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Pepperbelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 06:52 PM
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26. hiya ...
Edited on Mon Nov-15-04 06:53 PM by Pepperbelly
:hi:

No shit, I can wiggle my ears til the cows come home and it hasn't grown a damned thing on pate but baby down and sunburn.
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nonconformist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:02 PM
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3. No :(
My husband and son can, but I can't for the life of me. I try, but I just end up looking like I'm having some sort of "episode".
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:04 PM
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4. No, but
my father was a world class ear wriggler. He could wriggle one at a time, and he could wriggle them without moving his eyebrows up and down.
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WMliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:40 PM
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18. i can do it without my eyebrows moving
however, it makes my whole scalp move.
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texastoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:21 PM
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9. All well and good
But can you tie a cherry stem in a knot with your mouth?
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Kire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:21 PM
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10. most people can roll their tongues, just not me
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:48 PM
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11. Believe me, I have tried
My grandfather is a master at it.
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Pepperbelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 04:53 PM
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12. a kick for more ear wiggling data!
It's alive!

:kick:
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Cush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 05:51 PM
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15. nope
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 05:52 PM
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16. Yup, I can also
Roll my tongue;
Raise both eyebrows, one at a time;
Flex my nostrils;
Turn up each side of my upper lip.

Total. Facial. Control.
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Pepperbelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:39 PM
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17. All right ... and now for the next question ...
can you tell someone else how to do it? The ears, i mean.
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meganmonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 07:01 PM
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28. Me too!
All of the above. I can wiggle one ear at a time. And I can do this other thing with my nose that I've only shown 2 people, cuz it looks so freaking freaky. But I can sort of move my whole nose down in this wierd way, and my upper lip goes down a little too, it's hard to explain. But it still freaks out my best friend after 15 years when I surprise her with it.
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:44 PM
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19. I can wiggle only my left ear,
but I can roll my tongue and cross one eye at a time. These are extremely useful skills that have enhanced my life tremendously.
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Pepperbelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 05:08 AM
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20. kick nt
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 05:28 AM
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22. Yes, but just the left one.
... and I have spent a lifetime trying to figure out why.

:shrug:
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auburngrad82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 04:32 PM
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24. I can if I take hold of them with my hands and shake them. eom
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Sybil Reitz Donating Member (14 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 07:00 PM
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27. I can wiggle my ears, roll my tongue, flip my tongue over,
raise each eyebrow individually, flare my nostrils, and cross each eye individually. Much to my chagrin, however, I cannot do the Elvis sneer. I feel so cheated.


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Pepperbelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 04:22 PM
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29. about 50% more or less ...
Hmmmmm ... I wonder if this is representative of the general population.
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