I Was chatting with M this morning, and the subject of Man Tricks came up.
I can kick a hammer off my toolbelt up into my waiting hand with the back of my right leg. Makes me look 10 times more skilled with carpentry than I really am.
In the Marines, I could pop the quick releases on my ALICE pak and turn around and catch it before It hit the ground, rolling gracefully to the prone position and using the space between two of the three large outside cargo compartments as a rifle rest.
I can pick up a nickel with a forklift. The trick is to extend the tines, land their tip on top of the nickel, and drag them slowly backwards across the top of the coin. The tine-tip will hit the edge and flip the nickel up onto the tine. That one is a bet-winner.
I can open a beer bottle by pressing the cap into my right underside forearm and twisting, catching the bottle cap in my right hand as I let it swing down to my side.
At work, I carry a walkie-talkie when on the shop floor, and have a quick-draw in which I un-clip it from my belt, flip it upside down and catch it as I bring it to my mouth.
A little panache goes a long way. What are some man-tricks you know, and how are they executed?
You left off the "Stupid" prefix in the title.
Typical Unitarian Universalist hatespeech :)
Dammit! I've been found out!
Is that what " \UU " means... Unitarian Universalist...?
Or "Ultimate Unanswer"...?
Holding the tiller steady with my ankle while I haul in my sheets...
Watering the garden with one hand while pulling out the weeds with the other...
Use the same flat-tipped knife to cut my veggies, spatula my food, & clean my cast-iron pan...
Driving with my knees while eating breakfast... classic.
I usually keep the tiller steady between my knees when I'm trimming the foresail. That is, if the wind is light enough to not need the winches. J-29 masthead rig.
Hah, I have double jointed hips, I'm one of those freaks that can put their legs behind their head, makes for a good party trick...
Impressive if you're a girl....probably best left unmentioned if you're a guy.
Haha. That's what most people tell me, it's pretty handy though, I can kick unbelievably high, I can pass the flexibility test at school with ease and I can use my shoe phone standing up.