Sunday Funday: One Author’s Odd (and Unusual) Talents

This post is part of the 52-Week Blog Challenge, hosted by the Marketing for Romance Writers Blog.

This week’s challenge is to consider my “odd or useless talent.”

What makes a talent either odd or useless?

I suppose being able to leg-press the equivalent of an averaged-sized sumo wrestler could be considered both odd AND useless!

I can leg-press 450 pounds. The average sumo wrestler weighs 148 kg, which is approximately 326 pounds.

An interesting bit of trivia: Although there is no known requirement for the weight of a sumo wrestler, Wikipedia says that to be a professional, one must be at least 5’8″ tall.

I’m only 5’2″, so I will never be able to sumo wrestle professionally. (Not that I had any plans to do so.)

Other unusual or useless talents I possess:

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  • I can play the flute and the piano, and about 3 guitar chords either right- or left-handed.
  • I can touch the bottom of my chin with my tongue.
  • I hold the dubious merit of “World’s Worst Sex Story,” as judged by a professional sex columnist.
  • I hold a brown belt in Tae Kwon Do.
  • I have completed my NaNoWriMo novel projects 5 out of 9 times.
  • I have written an entire book in just 3 days (which you can read about in my book, Confessions of a 3-Day Novelist).


And those are just the useless talents I can mention in polite company!

I hope my useless and peculiar talents have amused you.

So… what are YOUR odd or unusual talents?