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    Default O.K. fellow crusties,now the fashion show is over..it's time for Stupid Crusty Tricks

    I know we have some very taaaaaalented individuals in here..so c'mon...What's one thing you're good at, that nobody would suspect of you?? (outside of fire/rescue/ems)

    Old Stayback can drink a full can of Mountain Dew in one shot...especially if it's warm. I can also......umm..hehe..squirt people with ...umm...my salvatory glands after eating something reaaaaaaaallllllllyyyy sour. (We call it "Gleecking") THERE..I PUT MY MOST EMBARRASSING TALENT OUT THERE...Time to step up to the plate everyone!!!
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    I have been thinking about it, and I can't think of any embarrassing talents, but I can make balloon animals! Also an amatuer poet.
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    I also posses the power of "gleeking"

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    Talking Gleek Attack!

    HA! It just so happens, that I can REPEL salvatory gland attacks from a distance of 50 yards! Talk about hidden talent...I didn't know about it until you mentioned it! It's called "anti gleeking."

    (But then again...I'm still lost in Alberta. At least I think I'm headed west!)
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    Another gleeker here. Doesn't matter what I've eaten though. It's pretty much on-demand.

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    I was never able to gleek. Did it a few times by accident, but was never able to do it on demand. There was this one neighborhood when I was in high school where all the kids were able to gleek. Must have been something in the water. During an expirement in the cafeteria, they found out they can successfully teach someone how to gleek on demand. Bastards never taught me though.


    Isn't much of a talent, but in my fingers I can bend the joint closest to my fingernail without bending the other joint.
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    Default hmmmmmm

    I don't gleek...but....let me see....

    As do most firefighters I often suffer from intestinal distress and to the horror of my girlfriend despite the warning she receives from the sound of the cannon, there is no time to recoil as the cloud is often instantaneous! Additionally, I often am able to change the sound of the escaping gas...Have not quite mastered a tune yet!
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    I can wiggle my nose like a rabbit and have won the bullhead skinning contest three years in a row (which makes my boyfriend nervous for some reason ) I am also "double jointed", I can bend my fingertips while keeping the fingers straight, sit on the floor with my feet out to the sides, and put my foot behind my head (that doesn't scare him at all ) I have also experienced the accidental gleek - very embarrassing. How can that happen when you're just talking?
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    Default McGleek?

    I shot a chicken mcnugget out of my nose once...
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    Default Gleeking?

    Gee, where I grew up we called it "snaking." We had one guy who could hit you from 10ft. away. Let's see. I have a double jointed left thumb and I can bend my left elbow to a negative 5 degress or so. If i put weight on it it goes to about a negative 7 degrees or so. For some reason that really bothers some people. Not particularly flexible otherwise, though.
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    I can raise my right eyebrow like Spock. Can wiggle it independent of my left one.

    I tell really lousy puns too.
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    I'm up for a few bad puns, let 'er rip.

    Oh, I can also curl my tongue into a tube, which I thought was normal but apparently not everyone can do that. And I can do a pretty good hen turkey, robin, and white throated sparrow call. I actually called a sparrow in right up to 10" from my face.

    Any weird pets out there? I used to have a wild frog living in my front yard pond that I got to eat worms from my hand. Whenever I'd walk past he'd come hopping out looking for handouts. If you didn't have anything he'd bite your finger instead. I was going to put up a BEWARE OF FROG sign, but was afraid the neighbor kids would come looking for him. He was single the first year, called in a wife the next summer and had tons of kids. But the next spring they were both floating belly up when the ice went out.
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    Give me a can of Mr. Pibb and I can beat anyone in an all-out belching contest!! (gross, I know. But it's true!!!)
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    OH YEAH!! That's what I'm talking about...I knew a group such as this would have "Hidden Talents". LMAO here!! Bullhead skinnin'...Musical toots...nugget snortin'...killer frog owning...double jointed...anti-gleeking...and the most outlandish..... Mr. Pibb drinking (C'mon...a person who actually drinks Mr. Pibb????) LOLOLOLOLOL bunch goofs we are!!

    WOOOHOOOOOOOO!! Keep 'em comin'. Oh Cheffie...Haven't heard yours yet...26,27...Steamer??(oh yeah..that Oprah impersonation..forgot)TEMPIE?? ? ember-a-roni & cheese what about you?? CAPTAIN GONZO!!!! Out with it man!!! KIWI????? I figured you'd be first to jump on this one!!!
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    Not really a stupid crusty trick....

    The crew at my firehouse call me "the storehouse of insignificant knowledge"...If I could play Jeopardy! for a living, I'd be rich!
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    I usually only drink Mr. Pibb for belching purposes only. I much prefer Dr. Pepper, but it seems Mr. Pibb has more carbonation, or something...whatever it is that makes me erupt!
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    I can play "Mary Had A Little Lamb" on a touch-tone phone (does anybody have a rotary phone anymore?).

    The only time I drink Mr. Pibb is when they don't have Dr. Depper--and that seems to happen only when I'm out-of-state. What's up with that? Just another reason to stay in Oklahoma.
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    Hey Jiffy I use Barqs root beer for my belching. First found it when I lived in Chicago. Good stuff. Kind gives you the burning feeling after you are done though.

    I am able to wiggle my ears without using my hands. All muscle control. It takes some concentration to though.

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    Unfortunately I am not as talented as most here and ignorant as to what a Mr. Pibb is. I assume it is some kind of soda?

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    Silver, that is so funny--I thought I was the only one who had discovred that secret! I impress all my friends with that one when I talk to them on the phone.
    Matt
    Barq's is really good too. And yeah, you're right about the burning sensation! But Mr. Pibb does that too.
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