If you can do this one thing, you’re better than 99 percent of the people who can’t.
Have you ever tried to inhale through your nose in the middle of a sentence without having to pause to inhale?
If you succeeded, you’ll be happy to hear that you’ve reached the esteemed 1% club.
That’s right – over 99% of people usually give up trying this trick because their bodies just can’t do it.
In a YouTube video created by the popular website Bright Side, titled “99 Percent of People Give Up When They Try One of These Tricks,” the experts highlight how some find the task nearly impossible.
They say, ‘Next time you’re talking to a friend, try breathing in through your nose, don’t pause to inhale.
“When speaking, try to do it mid-sentence – that can be quite difficult. Only about 1 percent can do that. And that’s mostly musicians.”
The video also revealed another 17 things that many struggle to master as they lifted the lid on whether you get included in the stats or not.
These range from the bizarre to the miraculous, such as touching the tip of your nose (or even your chin!) with your tongue, also known as the Gorlin sign – which apparently only reaches 5-10 percent of the world’s population.
Meanwhile, many people also struggle with isolating their ring finger. They explain, “Every time you move your pinky finger or your middle finger, you’re also moving the ring finger.”
Other body tricks that only a small minority of people can show off include bending your thumb back and intentionally wobbling their ears, while only 18 percent can.
These discoveries seem to have sparked a great deal of debate among internet users, with many sharing their stories.
One said, “I can move with both ears, but I can’t move them alone.”
A second said: “My friend can somehow bend the tops of all his fingers, even the little finger. Is that a super rare skill?”
While a third called in: “My brother can do the moving ears and he’s only eight and my dad can do it too.”
This story originally appeared in The Sun and is reproduced with permission.
Originally published as Are You Among the 1% of People Who Can Do This Weird Thing to Their Bodies?