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Post Reply Crunchyroll members, what is your very unique, but useless, set of skills?
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I can roll my abs like a belly dancer, do a taco tongue, and wiggle my ears. The only one that has a chance of being remotely useful is the belly roll, apparently, some ladies think it is hot or something.
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I can throw knives.
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I am pretty good with a kitchen knife. I taught myself to make sushi and sashimi, break down whole fish and other animals, etc. I can also sharpen my own knives and fix minor damage. I can also fix minor damage and maintain swords and axes the same way.

I can fold those puffy 3D paper stars and rarely mess up. I can fold one in as quickly as 10 seconds if I'm engaged, and out of 1000, I'll probably only mess up on 1 or 2.

I can read pretty fast. I used to be able to speed-read about 1800 words per minute when I was in 7th or 8th grade. I've slowed down a bit since then but the reason this is a useless skill is that it doesn't work in the academic setting when you need to read thoroughly and as accurately as possible. Speed reading has significantly boosted my regular reading speed, but I can't read 1500 words per minute in a dense text like a legal case and expect to have perfect understanding of it. When in school and on the job, you don't want a 70% comprehension rate. You want a 100% comprehension rate.
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I can press a single button really fast.
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Lucid Dreaming. Not useless but can't make money or friends from that alone.
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Morbidhanson wrote:
I can read pretty fast. I used to be able to speed-read about 1800 words per minute when I was in 7th or 8th grade. I've slowed down a bit since then but the reason this is a useless skill is that it doesn't work in the academic setting when you need to read thoroughly and as accurately as possible. Speed reading has significantly boosted my regular reading speed, but I can't read 1500 words per minute in a dense text like a legal case and expect to have perfect understanding of it. When in school and on the job, you don't want a 70% comprehension rate. You want a 100% comprehension rate.


Heh, I remember taking a speed reading test and getting infinite words per minute, since I simply took the test without reading at all. I suppose my now-useless skill was figuring out the most likely answer to multiple-choice questions. They probably shouldn't ever have multiple choice, to be honest. Very silly to have a luck/logic component to important grades that has nothing to do with the subject.
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I know a little about a lot of things.
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Kavalion wrote:

Heh, I remember taking a speed reading test and getting infinite words per minute, since I simply took the test without reading at all. I suppose my now-useless skill was figuring out the most likely answer to multiple-choice questions. They probably shouldn't ever have multiple choice, to be honest. Very silly to have a luck/logic component to important grades that has nothing to do with the subject.


It really depends on how the multiple-choice question is written, what subject it is, and how the test is graded.

In law school, I've taken some multiple-choice tests that I wished were just short answer or essay exams. They'd make all four or five of the answers very tempting but only one can be correct. Many questions had multiple correct choices but the one that is considered to answer the question most fully is correct. You'd keep thinking about the choices and second guessing yourself since the difference between answers seemed so small. And once you pick one, you're done. In essay and short answer exams, you at least have a chance to get partial credit or argue a POV that the professor didn't consider. Multiple-choice only got worse if the questions were worth a big chunk of points each. I once had an exam where each of those MC questions was 4 points. It was scary. I think I actually prefer short answer questions or essays in law school.

If it's math, yeah, maybe multiple-choice makes some parts easier by adding a luck element even though someone doesn't understand the question or how to solve it. But you're still not likely to pass the test without knowing anything.
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In law school, I've taken some multiple-choice tests that I wished were just short answer or essay exams. They'd make all four or five of the answers very tempting but only one can be correct. Many questions had multiple correct choices but the one that is considered to answer the question most fully is correct. You'd keep thinking about the choices and second guessing yourself since the difference between answers seemed so small. And once you pick one, you're done. In essay and short answer exams, you at least have a chance to get partial credit or argue a POV that the professor didn't consider. Multiple-choice only got worse if the questions were worth a big chunk of points each. I once had an exam where each of those MC questions was 4 points. It was scary. I think I actually prefer short answer questions or essays in law school.


The type of test didn't really matter to me, though I did prefer tests to be essay, because the rest of the class was much worse at those, which sometimes prompted the professor to provide extra credit opportunities, curve the grade, whatever, which gave me an impressively inflated grade over 100 usually.

I know what you mean about having multiple tempting answers on multiple-choice. I remember smirking a bit at one because I knew the book had both definitions for the same term, but apparently only one was correct for the test. However, I would just ask professors directly about it. I think every professor I had would just tell me what they meant, or would later give everyone credit for a question that was unclear. I know they got mad at some students for pushing it too far, but I guess I was humble and endearing enough to never have that problem.
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flipmane wrote:

I'm good at combining words to make product- sounding names.

Turtleneck + tanktop = tankelneck



Archer Reference?



Lol I've never seen archer before but that's awesome someone thought of that besides me
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going over my old crunchyroll profile and cringe at everything
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Not only do i have the medieval history degree, but also medieval english literature. I am a font of all things historically impractical in modern society! Yay me!
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I have a photographic memory that lasts 1-2 days.

I can easily memorize a lot of information by just reading it once but after 2 days I will forget it all. (that's how I passed all my tests, by studying one day before but ask me a question now and ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ )
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Being able to identify almost all the individual ingredients in anything being cooked just by smelling it......
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Also making horrible Pick-up lines.
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