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    I have never had a visible bruise. No matter how hard I get hit, or where, I don't bruise. No matter how much it may hurt, there's no mark.

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    I have never had a visible bruise. No matter how hard I get hit, or where, I don't bruise. No matter how much it may hurt, there's no mark.
    Me either! And I've had plenty of experience- mostly in college- when playing sports and drinking in excess to have gotten bruise-worthy injuries. Almost nonpost-surgical swelling, either.

    And speaking of drinking to excess...I don't get hangovers. Or puke for any reason- drinking, illness, I just don't.

    I'm also seemingly immune to cholesterol. My numbers just sit dead center of the ideal range, regardless of diet. (Salt is my kryptonite, though.)

    Maybe there's something to this Craptonian stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dannyalcatraz View Post
    I'm also seemingly immune to cholesterol. My numbers just sit dead center of the ideal range, regardless of diet
    Well, high cholesterol is not bad, despite what the statin makers and general doctors tell you. There is no correlation with high cholesterol and atherosclerosis. Funny thing people don't know, a body produces 80% of its cholesterol and will regulate cholesterol production when more is consumed. And saturated fats have no correlation with cholesterol fwiw.
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    Not a real power, but once I convinced somebody I had ESP.

    A friend had come over, and on some lark, he had bought a deck of those ESP testing cards (the ones with a circle, waves, square, triangle).

    I think my wife tried it first, to statistically average results.


    Then i tried it. About 2 cards in, I noticed that I could see the card faces reflected in my friend's glasses.

    So, I started "dialing it in" and would nail 4/5 cards on purpose, throwing a few mistakes in, so it wouldn't be as blatant.

    When he reached the end of the deck, he was in awe.

    I've also made another friend run out to check out the "damage" to his Mustang. Twice.

    It's rather odd. People will suspect me of trickery when I'm not involved (understandable), and then totally fall for it when I'm pulling their leg.

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    Stoplights know me. They love me.

    And they long to shed their reddish glow upon me for as long as possible.

    It's uncanny. Kind of like the rain god from Hitchhiker's Guide... I'm the deity of red lights.
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    Yes, yes I do.

    But mine is remarkably small. Approximately 5 Angstroms in height.

    No one ever notices it.
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    I have one. Most of the time. It is "Dad is driving" giving mostly green lights, a gap in traffic when i reach a crossing and always a free parking spot close to wherever I'm going.

    Unless I count on it, then it fails me

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolff96 View Post
    Stoplights know me. They love me.

    And they long to shed their reddish glow upon me for as long as possible.

    It's uncanny. Kind of like the rain god from Hitchhiker's Guide... I'm the deity of red lights.
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    I have one. Most of the time. It is "Dad is driving" giving mostly green lights...
    The answer: both of you live in the same town, and your paths keep crossing.
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    I'm hyperflexible. This means some of my joints bend way more than the average person (sometimes in the opposite direction), especially my fingers and legs. My chiropractor has to really twist me around to get anything to crack.

    Normally, people just refer to it as "double-jointed", but I prefer "hyperflexiblity" because it sounds like a superpower.

    On the downside, both my knees have a habit of randomly dislocating. I have to pop them back in (you can actually hear the "clunk" from a few feet away). Hurts like hell.
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    I'm hyperflexible. This means some of my joints bend way more than the average person (sometimes in the opposite direction), especially my fingers and legs. My chiropractor has to really twist me around to get anything to crack.

    Normally, people just refer to it as "double-jointed", but I prefer "hyperflexiblity" because it sounds like a superpower.

    On the downside, both my knees have a habit of randomly dislocating. I have to pop them back in (you can actually hear the "clunk" from a few feet away). Hurts like hell.
    I have that one as well; in addition to losing a kneecap in random conditions (including walking across a carpeted floor), I've dislocated pretty much every joint capabile of coming apart.

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