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Don't be shy. Can you do something that other people find useful, entertaining, or impressive? Don't hide it under a bushel! Instead, post here. Put your proficiency in parentheses. Add new categories and skills as appropriate.

Automotive Skills

Drive Stick Shift

Evan Miller (maniacally)

Daniel Rooney (erratically)

Brendan Dougherty (smooth as shit out of a duck's ass)

Joe Shoer '06 (proficiently)

Katie Montgomery (could drive anything from a '82 Toyota Tercel to a forklift, or so she believes)

Jessica Chung (I learned in a week.)

Samantha Peterson (automatics are for women)

Janey Waney Lee (She doesn't even need to say anything.)

Leah Joy Weintraub (In her other life, she actually is a race car driver.)

Lucy Cox-Chapman (Knows the subtle sounds of her transmission better than you do)

Helena Harnik '07 (I have two driving licenses, one for each side of the road. Yeah that's right- I can use either hand to shift. That makes me 2x more stick-savvy than everyone else)

Drive Really Fast In Reverse

Sweet Jumps

Change a Tire

David Rodriguez '06 has changed more than his fair share of tires and learned that salt+rust will effectively glue a wheel onto the axle. Solution? Wedge the flat edge of your hubcap-removal tool into the jammed area and whack the crap out of it with a hammer. Eventually, if you're lucky, that wheel will pop right off.

Jumpstart a Car

David Rodriguez '06 has also had his fair share of car jumpstarts and knows not to connect the black plug to red and red plug to black. If you do, you will blow the battery fuse in your fusebox and burn out some expensive component in your car. Through his learning processes, he found just how costly it is to replace the stock amp that powers your stereo.

Leah Joy Weintraub (but only if you ask nicely)

Hotwire a Car

Get a Williams Van License -If I Wanted To-

Oral Skills

I can blow free-floating saliva bubbles

Brendan Dougherty

I can curl my tongue into a W

Evan Miller

David Rodriguez

Leah Shoer

I can touch my tongue to my nose

Brendan Dougherty

Lucy Cox-Chapman

I can tie a piece of string in a knot in my mouth

I can remove one/all of my teeth

I can eat iced cream without using my tongue/lips

Manual Skills

I can snap my fingers by flipping my wrist

Evan Miller (right hand only)

Ronit Bhattacharyya (both hands)

I can pull my fingers back to touch the back of my hand

John Chatlos can.

Other body skills

I can dislocate my...

I can dislocate your...

Computer Languages


Kai Steverson (competent)

Evan Miller (wizardly)


Daniel Rooney (disgusting)


Daniel Klein (is too a real language)

Joe Shoer '06 (it's my thesis, and I can do more with it than the math nerds can)


Feats of Strength

I can benchpress my own weight in bad Christina Ricci movies

Object Tricks

I can swallow... (list object below)

Foreign Languages

Sign Language


Foreign Object Tricks

High Velocity Carbon Training


Lisetta Shah can find 4-leaf clovers pretty much just by looking down at the ground for a couple seconds, and sometimes without even that much effort.

Numchuck skills, computer hacking skills, bowhunting skills

Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills.