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Why Only Some People Can Do These Ten "Tricks" With Their Body

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Tom Hale

Tom is a writer in London with a Master's degree in Journalism whose editorial work covers anything from health and the environment to technology and archaeology.

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Whether it’s putting your leg behind your head or licking your own nose, humans are full of weird little tricks that the majority of people can't do. But a lot of them can be explained with science.

This video by #Mind Warehouse shows a selection of 10 of these strange “glitches” of the body, then explains how they work and even how you can learn how to do them.

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Take ear wiggling, for example. Unlike pretty much all other facial muscles, the muscles in our ear have their own control area for muscle function, known as a accessory nucleus, in the brainstem. It’s pretty small compared to other animals, which primarily rely on hearing, but some humans have a more finely-tuned control of this muscle. For those who can’t aurally wiggle, you can actually train up the muscles by performing some simple exercises.

Check out the video below for more.


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