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Old 08-02-2011, 09:39 PM
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Thanks everyone for answering. I guess there's nothing definitive that you all share besides your excellence with the cryptograms.

I figured you could at least see through walls, change traffic lights or leap tall buildings.
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Old 08-02-2011, 10:21 PM
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Default Ohhh!

Well I can do that I just thought everyone could?
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Old 08-02-2011, 10:52 PM
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I attribute my success at cryptograms to my skill at pattern recognition, which obviously comes from having raised five kids, and several neighborhood urchins (who would never go home for dinner) as well. You become very adept while watching the kids play outside, at recognizing "good" patterns and patterns that require you to run outside with a bullhorn and the garden hose.
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Old 08-02-2011, 11:05 PM
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bansaisequoia can simultaneously flip two large oval restaurant trays, one in his left hand, and one in his right, and he can even do it blindfolded.

(He was also given a Power Ring by the Guardians of Oa to safeguard Space Sector 2814)
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Old 08-03-2011, 12:54 AM
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My talent is that I can say the alphabet backwards and been doing so since I was four.

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Old 08-03-2011, 01:20 AM
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Well, now the real talents are beginning to show up.

I guess the pattern recognition must be more highly developed in those who extremely well here. I think mine is as developed as it's going to get.

I'm here because I love cryptograms and I'm hoping it will keep my brain from atrophying .

That power ring must be pretty cool though.

LLL, I am ipressed that you could do that at age 4.
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Old 08-03-2011, 05:45 AM
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Default I am Super-Map Woman

My superpower is an internal GPS. It isn't just that I don't get lost - ever - but I constantly see the world both at ground level and as if I was looking down from above. And I can home in on magnetic North within 10. I've been doing it at least since I was 7, so this isn't a learned behavior.

My slightly less superpower is that, like most Leftys, I can read backward, upside down, mirror image, etc.
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Old 08-03-2011, 05:53 AM
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Default Let's hear it for lefties!


I am also a lefty and I can read all the ways that you described.
I never knew that the two were linked.
I will have to check with my left handed hubby and my 2 left handed kids and my 2 lefty brothers-in-law and left handed sister-in-law.
I find this very interesting.
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Old 08-03-2011, 08:16 AM
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Lurker the GPS thing is really interesting, as one who could get lost walking around the block, I find it really interesting.

I have never heard that about Lefties. My almost 6 year old grandson is a left handed, so I'm anxious to see, but he's not reading yet. He starts kindergarten this month.
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Old 08-04-2011, 08:54 AM
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Yes, the backward, upside-down, mirror reading may be something a lot of us have in common, as well as, I'd assume, rapid reading. Do any of you get in this awkward situation: you're at an opera or movie with subtitles, and you laugh instantly when a joke comes on the screen; then the rest of the room laughs a second or two later? It feels like showing off, but you either have to laugh quietly or not at all to avoid it.
P.S. Not a leftie!
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