What is the oddest talent you have

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  1. Crystal

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    I know that old talents can carry over into our present lives. What is the oddest talent that you have that stands out from the rest? do you know where it originated?

    For me it would have to be Tuvan Throat Singing. After watching this video http://youtu.be/ngwgep97g3s I decided to take up throat singing and to my surprise I was actually pretty good at it! Although I am not from the same country or learned from any masters, I believe it is a talent that carried over from a past life. For those of you who do not know what this is click on the Wikipedia link:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuvan_throat_singing

    & Here is a better video that shows Ondar performing on David Letterman. He is an amazing soul.

    http://youtu.be/TVyyhHFKI8E
     
  2. Mama2HRB

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    I talk to dead people. Maybe not so strange for many of the posters here but way out in left field for most of the population.


    As I usually say, some of most best friends are some really cool dead people :D :thumbsup: :angel:
     
  3. Owl

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    Wow, Tuvan throat singing is pretty cool! i' ve never heard of it before. By the way,have you ever tried Yodeling?


    As for me, i don' t know, whistling i guess would be my talent carried from the past.
     
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    Its not a odd talent, but I think my artistic abilities come from a past life.
     
  5. crystal_44

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    Isn't throat singing something that can only be mastered after years of practice? I think the fact that you're able to do that in this life is clear evidence of reincarnation. ;)
     
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    I was able to whistle at an early age myself...but I have also noticed that I can spell almost anything and I don't grow plaque on my teeth...I can also usually hit a target with a rifle, although I have few opportunities to do so. I think my primary talent is an ability to write pretty much what comes into my mind, but beyond that I am not sure I have any specific talent.
     
  7. hydrolad

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    It really isn’t an odd talent, but Photography (as in developing film and paper) seemed to be built-in knowledge when I received a Darkroom set as a child one Christmas and knew what to use the different chemicals and equipment for.


    Another “talent” was writing, along with grammar, spelling and reading, but math was NOT a talent at all, as I did terribly at the Math subjects, but excelled at anything to do with the English subjects.


    Whether this knowledge was from a previous life, I don’t know for sure, but I suspect it might have!
     
  8. Ignotus

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    Not that odd, but my understanding of languages helps me a lot in my school. Other than that, sniping, knowledge of military training.. And golf. But the oddest for me would be my talent of marching. My comrades laugh at me, saying I march like a goose... (I can tell you it is the best marching form in my days!!) And of course, my ability to find people. :D
     
  9. Truthseeker

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    Like hydrolad, I'm very good with anything to do with writing or grammar. I'm a stickler when it comes to grammar or spelling. I can spell just about anything. Whenever someone doesn't know how to spell something they always ask me because I always seem to know. I have consistently been complimented on my writing skills as well, especially in the last couple years. I never really thought of myself as a writer before, but the feedback I have gotten from others (even college professors) has made me stop and maybe think otherwise.


    I guess it all makes sense. I remember that in my last life I was a college student, and I quite certain that I was a English major. One memory I have is of me laying on my bed with a pencil and a paper writing a story for one of my classes. I know, I know, a pencil and paper, not a computer? Yep, primative, I know. It was a different time then. :rolleyes: :D


    Another time that I'm really good at is reading people. I'm very intuitive and pick up on a lot of nuances. I remember sitting in a bar one night with my friend who had spotted a girl at the other end of the bar that he really liked. I told him to go meet her. He said he would but she's sitting with her boyfriend, referring to the guy sitting next her talking to her. I studied them for a moment and said, "He's not her boyfriend. I gaurantee they've never met before tonight, and there's no way they're leaving togther." He said, "How do you know?" I proceeded to explain to him everything I noticed that lead me to that conclusion. Moments later she excused herself for the bar leaving that guy sitting there, and she never did return to him. "Told ya so!" Unfortunately my friend never did go talk to her. :rolleyes: It's not just in person. I've found that I'm very good at reading people online too. I can instictively tell when something's bothering them that they're not saying, and I can smell BS from a mile away too. :cool
     
  10. Kapitan

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    I tend to have a peculiar knack for establishing something or setting up something and then letting it run itself. The best example of this was a U-Boat forum I once set up back in late '04 or early '05. It sprang from the Yahoo group I had at the time and wanted to transfer everything to a forum.


    Well I had members in my group who were 'specialists' at things - one was in model making, another in sub-sim type games, etc. So what I did, when I made my forum was to just put them in charge of the sections that they were good at and when all was said and done, the forum eventually just 'ran itself' like a well oiled machine.


    So - it could be best summed up as 'being a leader' (leadership position). I then applied this to the more spiritual aspect - namely with that of Shadow integration/healing. I had helped to establish groups within networks to give people the information and then let them go at the subject themselves. It's still leadership but in a different sort of way. Many found my information helpful so that they can then 'lead' their own lives better. I like to help people reclaim their power and embrace their own 'inner leader'.

    Same here (hence my post in the parapsychology section)
     
  11. Ignotus

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    Cool! I can also 'read' my friends mind. Every one of my friend now stares at me when I look at them as though afraid I'll 'read' their minds. Of course I can't do that! :laugh: Other than that, lip reading. It comes naturally, it also helped me on several occasions.
     
  12. Lady2

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    I have lots of talents that have carried over from past lives of mine, music, calligraphy, archery, oh - there's so many skills I have re-learned with such ease. Something odd?...I guess that would be that I can write backwards, I do it without meaning to, because then I have to erase and rewrite it! :laugh: not sure if that past life related or not though...I'm not one to quickly jump to saying 'it's a past life thing'.
     
  13. tiltjlp

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    This might not mean much except to other writers, but I knew how to correctly hold a pencil the first time one was given to me. I instinctively knew proper punctuation and grammar before I reached the grade in which it was taught. I also have been able to "write to page".


    That means that when I wrote professionally, I was able to end every page of a manuscript with a complete paragraph. I very seldom ever had to edit my own work, and was always able to write what I thought of without pausing to think. I was so good at this that I sent close to 35 years as a freelance editor.


    And yes, these abilities are gifts from several past lives I'm aware of. One such life I wish I could flesh out more is that of a bookstore owner in 18th England.
     
  14. Shiftkitty

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    Playing by ear. I can't read sheet music. Well, I can, I just don't like to. I've read so much sheet music that is inaccurate that I feel I can do a much better job by just listening and playing. I can't teach anybody how to play, tough. To me it's like trying to teach someone how to breathe. You just do it.


    I also have a weird way of adding up long numbers in my head. I've worked it out on paper and it is one long and convoluted process, but in my head it all falls into place in a matter of moments. To hear my husband describe it, I throw all of the numbers into the air and grab at them randomly until I get the answer.
     
  15. Mammatus

    Mammatus A Squid With a Rocketship

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    Like Shiftkitty, I have a knack for playing piano by ear. My cousin says she's jealous because I can play Beethoven and she can't :tongue: And then she asks where I learned it and all I can say is "I don't know. I play by ear" (pun not intended).


    Also something like what Truthseeker said, I'm very good at reading people's motives. I can't "read" people like that, but I can always tell they're motives. My inability to keep my mouth shut about it has gotten me in several arguments with my mother about the guys she dates. I know it's not any of my business but if he's going to be an "addition to the family", I'm not going to keep my mouth closed about an ugly goose egg. In turn, all of my so called "baseless accusations" have been correct, even though my mother doesn't like to admit that :tongue:


    My most peculiar talent however...Hmm....I've noticed that I excel at recalling dates and places. Truth be told, I would probably be very good at historical documentation. Playing Rise of Nations has also enlightened to me the fact that my military tactics/strategies are in resemblance of Sherman and Bonaparte. But I know little about that. I'm not big on war. I'd rather make pasta :D
     
  16. Kapitan

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    I just remembered another - Navigation. I'm very good at getting people I'm with who are lost 'back home'.


    I don't like those stupid GPS systems - if I go somewhere, I take a road map and I'm very good with navigating that way.


    To heck with those ridiculous GPS thingies. Bah.
     
  17. Shiftkitty

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    If you want to have fun with one, do a spin-out. The silly thing kept trying to recalculate while we were (intentionally) spinning. It finally shut up, and after a pause when we stopped finally said "Recalculating..." I don't remember what kind it was. I think it may have been a Tom-Tom.


    I'm with you. I can navigate, and I know how to read a stinkin' map!
     
  18. Red Night

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    Reading people's emotions. I know what people are feeling what seems to be all the time, and for the life of me I can't understand why it's so difficult for some people not to be able to see how a person is feeling when it's so clear to me.
     
  19. Ignotus

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    Heh heh, to heck with those. I looked at one and got more confused with it than with a map. But I remember one of my friends, a senior, he loves drawing maps while explaining things and if he didn't he'll get seriously lost. I also love spinning items like a stick in my right hand. I'm better with throwing and catching with my right although I'm a left handed. And yes, being a mastermind in strategics. I once played an April Fool's Day joke on someone... Eh, I'll best leave it there...


    And the most scariest talent, I can remember how to torture people.. And making bombs and all... Its just there and I try my very best not to use those 'talents'.
     
  20. Kapitan

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    Yep - I hear you on the GPS things. I don't trust them at all. I remember when I was going with the mother one year down to Adamstown which is a 2 hr drive from where i live. We were going there because there is a whole street filled with antique shops. I wanted to use the map - she wanted to use the GPS. Well the GPS put us on some remote 'cow path'.


    I'll stick with the map thanks -


    http://www.cartoonstock.com/lowres/jmp100702l.jpg


    Those 'bad' talents could actually be put to 'good' use - I would imagine bomb disposal and things of that nature. Like those guys in the military that do the bomb disposal jobs.
     
  21. Ignotus

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    Heh, its CIA agent skills, man! (I don't remember working for CIA, the hunters chased me to my death. But the US government did offered me the job..) That comic was funny, I remembered it took 3 hours for my father to find the place on the GPS map. It asked us for a U-turn once and turns out it wasn't updated, the road was barred a long time ago. I'm sticking to directions!
     
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    :laugh: Glad you enjoyed the comic. :D That pretty much states how I feel about the stupid things. Ah yeah see - that experience your father had...just another reason why not to trust those things.


    As often as they do road construction in this state that I live in, it probably keeps the cartographers occupied frequently, but even then - the maps are more reliable than those GPS gizmos.
     
  23. Ignotus

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    They're many technologies I have waged war with. My particular arch-nemesis is the cell phone and its darn GPS system. I STILL have no idea how to use it and this is saying something as my parents know how to smart-text! Plus, I still don't know how to download anything to my phone. And I don't know why, but I can hear my dear friend, Amon's, mocking voice saying "My, my, Standartenfuhrer... I thought you were intelligent!"


    Well, silence, Amon 'Ralph look-alike but somehow uglier' Goth!
     
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    I used to study maps as a kid and as a result, I am a pro at finding my way around an area I've never been. Pop me anywhere in Canada or the US and I can guarantee I could drive you around town within a day.I was once asked by a passerby for directions when I was in an unfamiliar town and had no problem directing this guy. The only time I get lost (ironically enough) is when I have a map or GPS handy.


    Funny how I never even read the responses to this thread before posting. Guess it's not so unique after all.:laugh:
     
  25. Truthseeker

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    In this life I'm right handed, but there are several things that I'm comfortable doing and even instinctively do with my left hand. I remember being left handed in my last life.
     
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    Ooh! Glad you guys mentioned the handedness thing! I can write fluently with either hand, but the catch is that I write forward with my right hand and backwards with my left hand.


    RE: GPS- loved the cartoon! I was riding in a tow-truck and the little thingie told the driver to make a left turn, which would have put us dead-on to the road we wanted... except that there was a hefty median in the way, so no left turn was possible.
     
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    I have a nephew who was also ambidextrous. His teachers forced him to use just his right hand. He now has trouble writing and must use a computer to take tests and notes.
     
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    I was lucky I was born 5 years later after they changed the education system here. If not, my cursive and left handed would make me fail the writing test and language test.. But I had experience with teachers whacking my hand, asking me to write with right hand, the correct hand, they say. They still whack me if I turn the paper counter-clockwise... :(
     
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    Same here (minus this whacking). I remember I was forced to use my right hand for writing and had atrocious writing to the point where I had to spend two hours a night just on handwriting practice. Many still had the mentality that left handedness was a defect that need to be corrected back then but thankfully attitudes have changed. To this day I have to print because my writing is so poor.
     
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    Even though I'm right handed this time around, still feeling connected to my last life as Karen, I still feel like a proud lefty on the inside. :D


    The funny thing is I felt that way long before I ever knew about my last life. It never made any logical sense until I remembered. Then I had one of those 'Ah ha!' moments.
     

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