We have polled our visitors about whether they are color blind or not. For those who do not know, here is a video test to see if you are color blind or not.
For most people, there is no actual color blindness, but in some people there is a deficiency of color vision – color blind people do not see in black and white. We have previously asked about the prevalence of color blindness and males and females. This poll looks at the types of color blindness. There are two major types of color blindness: those who have difficulty distinguishing between the colors red and green, and who have difficulty distinguishing between blue and yellow. There are other types, but not as common. Take the poll is see if you are in the majority.
Have you ever shaved your head? Do you wish to never have to wash or brush your hair? It is obviously a harder thing to do for females, while some males would not have a choice at all, with baldness affecting many men.
How many decimal places of pi can you recall? If you did not know, Pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Reciting pi is considered to be the ultimate memory challenge, as it is an infinite number and there are no repeating patterns. I’ll give you a clue, it starts with 3 point something. Some people can remember thousands of the digits, but I’m not putting the poll up to that amount.
We have asked before if you are ticklish, but more importantly, can you tickle yourself?
According to this video post, according to the Wall St Journal, just 20% of people can wiggle their ears (the results of our poll on ear wiggling are a little different). Well this guy can do it, and he is proud of it too.
There are a couple of polls on this site about body piercing, and here are some comments in response to those. Remember, there is no way of checking if they were telling the truth!
- Who on earth would pierce their genitals or nipples?!
- That there are more people with their genitals pierced than lips or eye brows, is really gross.
- Body piercing is a trendy thing – it will pass and then there will be all sorts of freaky people with infectious holes in their bodies. Gross-like tattoos.
- I think that it is that type of closed mindedness that is the cause for ignorance and uneeded conflict. I among many other people love to peirce. I find it mentally and spiritually freeing. And it is not just a trend that will “leave people with infected holes” that is an ignorant statement! Peircing has been document as early as man has existed. Please do not stereotype people, I have peircings and am currently in my 6th year as a working anthropologist. Descrimination without knowledge equals ignorance. Please try not to look down on people simply because they don’t fit into an extra small old navy pullover. I think that, with so many moms (and grandmothers) getting double piercings in their ears, it’s hardly radical for your teen to want earrings.
- I had my ears pierced by my Mom with an ice cube and a needle!
- I think that piercing is fun. How many do their own? I did two of my own
- I have my hand web pierced (the area between the thumb and index finger).
- Wow! more people have nothing pierced than I thought! Having nothing pierced is the way to be.
- Wow! that just sounded really retarded. No piercings may be ok for you. But don’t speak for everyone else. Piercings have been apart of humans since we were on all fours.
- I personally think that piercings are great. even tho people disagree with them i just like the idea of having them. i think that the more random and wierd the piercing is the better it lokks. in time im thinking of getting my web pierced for the simple fact that it is a really cool piercing and nobody in my town has it so it would be quite a new thing to get done.
- I think nipple piercing and genital piercings are really cool. I have 4 genitals & 2 nipple piercings myself
- Yeah I’ve got 5 piercings, I’ve done 3 of them myself. I double pierced my ears myself, with a needle and that’s it, didn’t hurt, and did my [private part]. I also did my belly button but took it out, I don’t know, for me its a rebellion thing because my parents were like no you can’t get your belly button or ears double pierced, so I did them myself.
- I have to agree with the first comment on genital and nipple piercing as I have both nipples and two genital piercings. I think that piercings in these areas are a cool thing to have. Being a guy, I prefer them on ladies but see no harm in guys enjoying some of the body arts too.
THESE COMMENTS ARE IN RESPONSE TO THE POLL ABOUT CAN YOU WIGGLE YOUR EARS?
- i can independently wiggle either of my ears, no problem. i can raise one eyebrow while lowering the other with either side, but raising the left is a bit harder.
- We should start a support group of some kind. Or an elitist group. Yea we should look down upon the non-wigglers.
- I can wiggle each ear independently of the other on command (and with great control) or I can wiggle them together.
- I wiggle my ears without moving my eyebrows. I can also move my hairline. I learned by smiling in front of my mirror in my room when I was a kid.
- i have a fetish for wiggling ears.
- I can wiggle my ears but I have a problem. I have recently learned how to wiggle them independently of one another. Since I am such I sexy kid, I wanted to see how I looked wiggling my ears. My ears stick out so that’s good. I can wiggle my left one perfectly no mistakes. But to wiggle my right one I always raise my right eyebrow. Can anybody help me? I always practice at school but I can’t figure it out.
- I can wiggle my ears simultaneously or independently. I know this kid at my school who is always wiggling his ears when he isn’t talking. But when he wiggles his ear, he has to raise his right eyebrow to make them go up. He can make them move independently now. Also when he wiggles them, his scalp just like dances around like crazy. It’s fun to watch.
- Ear-wiggling solely relies on training the appropriate muscles, so in theory anyone could move their ears, once they figure out to work those muscles. Ear-wiggling has nothing to do with genetics (unlike being able to tongue-rolling).
- I am the king of ear wiggling! (Got that going for me!) I can do one at a time and I can do it without scalp movement. I also happen to be doing research for a novel about other unusual movement of body parts. Don’t know if you can help – do you know of any other body parts some people can move but others can not?
- How many different ways to move ears are possible? I’ve only met two other people who can do it, but I wiggle mine up and down, one of them wiggles his backwards, and the other wiggles his sort of diagonally up and back.
- My 6 year old son just discovered he could wiggle his ears …I think it is so cool, but why can he do it and my other 2 kids can’t?????? I do wonder if it is something to do with ear infections, he has had his share…..and tubes too. Just curious.
- I am the only one can wiggle my ears in my whole family. I wondor why is that? I don’t know anyone else who can do it. I want to meet people who can wiggle thier ears too.
- I can wiggle ears independently. I asked everyone in my school who could wiggle their ears and only 2 could wiggle them independently not including me.
- I can wiggle my ears at the same time or separately. I can only move them up and down not across.
- How many can wiggle their ears independently of each other?
- My Honey thinks it’s cute when I wiggle my ears!
- I started wiggling my ear then my nose then both together then all three….ears, nose, and eyebrows
- My hairline moves too
- My ears are crooked.
- Why can some wiggle their ears and others cant- I can but my kids cannot.
- My twin and me can wiggle our ears independently
- Je peux bouger mes deux oreilles et la gauche independamment de la droite (I can move my two ears and the left independent of the right-hand side)
- I can wiggle my ears simultaneously or separately as can my son and my daughter. I can’t help but wonder if it is hereditary?
- This is a question for everyone who said yes on the poll. Is it easier to wiggle your ears after you have gotten a haircut? That’s how it is for me. I think that your scalp just gets a little lighter.
- My son can wiggle his ears very well. He got really big ones from me. If ear wiggling is hereditary then how come my son is a wiggler but I am not?
- I can wiggle my ears back and forwards. I have never met anyone else who can do this. Pleased I’m not a freak!!!!
- I can move my right ear, but you guys need to find something better to do with your time then talk about it online.
- I can wiggle my ears but my whole family can’t.
I took a poll at church; asked everyone who could wiggle ears to raise hand, about 1/3 did; most interesting a guy, his sister, and her daughter all raised their hands.
Body Piercing : Almost as Old as Mankind
Although piercing parts of the body – other than the ears – may seem to be a recent fashion and lifestyle trend, body piercing actually has a rich history that dates back to ancient times. Whether as a means of personal expression, to designate societal standing, or as part of religious ritual, body piercing has been around almost as long as mankind.
Navel piercing: Although navel piercing is extremely popular today, in the ancient Egyptian civilization only the royal family was allowed to pierce their belly buttons – and anyone who broke this rule would be executed!
Nostril piercing: A passage from Genesis in the Bible’s Old Testament says, “…The man took out a gold nose ring….” Originating in the Middle East over 4,000 years ago, nostril piercing is still practiced by Bedouins today. Husbands present their wives with a ring at marriage, and the size of the ring denotes a family’s wealth. The practice traveled from the Middle East to India in the 17th century, where the type of jewel worn in the nose would designate social standing. Today, Indian women typically pierce their left nostril, in a spot associated with easing the pain of childbirth. Nostril piercing traveled to the West in the late 1960s, when young people searching for spiritual enlightenment in India returned home. Punk rockers and their followers adopted the practice in the 1970s, and it was revived again in the 1990s.
Tongue piercing: Tongue piercing was practiced by Aztec and Mayan priests and shamans, in the belief that it would help them better communicate with their gods.
Ear piercing: A passage from Exodus in the Bible’s Old Testament says, “He shall take him to the door or the doorpost and pierce his ear with an awl.” The oldest mummy ever found, dating back five centuries, had his ear pierced, and there is evidence that, over two centuries ago, people living on the Island of Cyprus pierced their ears. Tribes in South America and Africa would pierce their ears and stretch the holes; the larger the hole, the greater the person’s stature in the tribe. Everyone from the Romans to the Tlingit tribe in Alaska viewed ear piercing as a sign of wealth and stature. Even sailors pierced their ears, in the belief that it gave them better eyesight.
Lip piercing: Historically, Aztecs and Mayan men underwent labret piercing and wore ornamental gold labrets to distinguish themselves as members in high social standing. Among some African tribes, lip piercing carried religious significance, while others perceived labrets as beautiful body adornment, and for still others, it was part of the rite of betrothal.
About The Author
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THESE COMMENTS ARE IN RESPONSE TO THE POLL ABOUT The Shape of Your Nose?
Here is a selection of comments about this poll:
- It would be interesting to know if types of noses are indicative of origins
- My nose has a line that goes all the way down but then it is in the middle of two humps.
- My nose is a perfect rectangle
- My dad’s is exactly flat
- My nose is a normal nose!!!
- I can flare my nostrils at will.
- I am half french + have the typical french nose
- I may have a large nose, but at least I have a good sense of smell!
- I also think that every body is different don’t judge it.
- my nose is circular (roundshape). Can you give me massage tips to sharpen my nose?
- Ever noticed that successful personalities have straight noses? Straight noses mean symmetry – and good feng shui.
- Big nose means big other parts too, and vice versa … at least that’s what old Greeks
and Romans believed … So girls … 🙂