As a writer, I’m curious about some strange things. Like why some people can curl their tongues, making a cylinder like shape, and others can’t. I recently read that the tongue rolling ability is hereditary–as is the ability to touch your nose with your tongue (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. Supposedly, non-ear-dangler parents can’t have a dangler-eared child. How weird is that?
The other day, while reading my RWA chapter loop digest, another 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.
You bet your bottom dollar I tried it. And she was right.
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, one of my conditions of dyslexia is that I don’t know my left from my right, but I still love reading about this stuff.
Several years 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 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
Now when I first did it, I thought it was a hoax. But then my husband came by and he swore that the girl was moving counter clockwise at the same time I swore it was moving the clockwise.
So, 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 directions?
Here’s my own answers: I can touch my nose with my tongue and can curl the my tongue. 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.
Okay…let’s share what all of you discovered. It will be intriguing.