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I've talked about my freaky kids before. They've got quite a bag of stupid human tricks between them. Karin can splay her toes abnormally wide and pinch with them. They can both roll their tongues, and Karin can turn hers over to the left or right or from the front down under. Martin can vibrate his eyes (I used to be able to do that, too, but found it started hurting to do it as I got older). Karin recently discovered she can also do the tongue flower! I shudder to think what effect she'll have on the boys when she's college age.

Note: Even though we edited the movie to rotate it and it shows as rotated when I play it on our PC, it views sideways on Youtube. :( Sorry!

Karin's Flower Tongue

We took some videos of Martin's vibrating eyes, but unfortunately, the effect isn't nearly as cool on video as in real just looks like he's moving his eyes around sort of rapidly and blinking weirdly inbetween. When you see it in real life, it's quite a different effect; like they're shaking on speed back and forth. So, we showcased his other major talent on video for you instead!

Martin's Folding Ear

What kind of stupid human tricks do YOU have up your sleeve? (hee!)

Edited to add: Anyone know how I can embed these in my LJ post?? LJ keeps adding an embed code that makes it invisible. :(
mood: silly
music: Kristen Key—Without You


my goodness! what family talent :)
P can also spread his toes weirdly far apart and use them to pinch things. apparently it runs in his family... curious to see if JB can do the same.

about the youtube files- i found you have to post through LJ itself and not an editor.

I tried it both ways, directly via LJ and with the Semagic editor and they don't show either way. :( I wonder if it's the layout I'm doesn't like javascript or other objects either. Oh well, the links work, at least.

btw, the ears thing really had me laughing.

It was a real laugh riot around here this evening while we were shooting the videos! :D


Hahaha! Your kids are REALLY cool! :)

(And so fun to see you on youtube. I am subscribing you now! I just signed up!)


Many members of my family (myself included) can splay and wiggle our toes. Maybe Karin belongs to us!

Separated at birth! :D

Let the freak flags fly! I had to watch Martin twice to believe the 'unfolding.' teehee

It cracks us all up every time! Too bad he's slowly losing the flexibility as he grows.

I can flip my tongue to the left and curl it. I can vibrate my eyes, quiver my lower lip (it's a great pout ploy!) and wiggle my ears.. Hmmm, let's see. I'm freakish! I can also walk on my knees with them crossed on my lap in front of me... and I can put my foot over my head--touching my left ear with my right toe. I can also pinch with my toes. Yippee! I'm so proud! I can keep up with the Ek kids! Just think what fun we'll have when we finally all get to hang out!

bwahaha! You are like Mr. Incredible's wife, what's her name?? Elastic Woman! :D

Now THAT'S talent! I love the way Martin popped his ears back out. Think his trick would help with painful eardrums on planes?

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