Maybe it’s because I’ve got a faulty-wired brain, (dyslexic and all) or maybe it’s because I’m a writer. Oh, heck, I don’t know why, but I love learning about weird/odd sort of stuff. Which is why I loved Jana’s post about spontaneous human combustion and the one about Big Foot. I mean, curious minds want to know, right?
It’s not just the off-the-chart strange stuff that I’m curious about. It’s a lot of the little things that we don’t think about. For example, did you know some scientists believe the ability to roll or curl your tongue together, making a cylinder like shape, is hereditary--as is the ability to touch your nose with your tongue? (Gosh, I wish I had a spy camera to see how many of you are actually doing this right now. But don’t feel bad, I’m doing it myself.) And there is the other hereditary oddity of the connected or non-connected earlobes. Some people’s lobes are danglers and others people’s end where the lobe connects to the head.
The other day, while reading my RWA chapter loop digest, another equally curious writing person posted another strange thing.
While sitting at your desk in front of your computer, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles. Now, while doing this, draw the number '6' in the air with your right hand. Your foot will change directions. Why?
You bet your bottom dollar I tried it. And she was right. My foot went left, or was it right? Oh heck, what’s important is my foot changed directions. Does yours?
Another favorite subject of mine is the whole right brained/left brained phenomenon. I know it’s a real puzzler as to why I’m curious because I don’t know my left from my right, but I still love reading about this stuff.
About a year ago, someone posted this link. It’s a dancing girl and depending on how you see her move will tell you if you are right or left brained. Go check this crap out. I promise, if you are one of the ones curling your tongue, attempting to touch your nose, or checking out your earlobes you’re gonna love it. http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,22556281-661,00.html
Then the other day I popped over to the Barbera Vey’s blog and spotted one of those quizzes, created by Margie Lawson, a writer and psychologist, designed to answer if you were right or left brained. Go check it out at: http://www.publishersweekly.com/blog/880000288/post/1420017742.html
And just for fun, let’s do a survey. How many of you can: touch your nose with your tongue, curl your tongue? How many of you could see the dancing girl moving clockwise or counter clockwise? Could you make her change direction? And if you have time, take the quiz and see if the two tests prove to be the same. And when you post your answers, tell me if you are a writer or not, because I’m wondering how many of writers share a common weirdness.
Here’s my own answers: I can touch my nose with my tongue and can curl my tongue. Oh, just for a side note, I can also tie a cherry stem into a knot with my tongue. (See how talented I am?) I have non-dangling earlobes as do my two children. Hubby also has non-danglers—earlobes that is! I definitely saw the dancing gal moving clockwise, which they state means that I’m right brained. I couldn’t seem to change her directions this time, but I swear I could do it last time. And the quiz from Barbera Vey’s blog? I scored a 17, which made me fall into the strong right brain category.
Okay…let’s share what all of you discovered. It will be intriguing.