What Useless Thing Do You Excel At? Here’s What People Had to Say.

We all have those certain things…

Things that we’re so good at…but it doesn’t really matter because, in the long run, they’re considered uselesss.

What a bummer, huh?

What useless thing do you excel at?

AskReddit users ‘fessed up.

1. Right every time.

“I can recall and recognize to this day people that I was in preschool with or have seen very briefly.

When I was dating my ex I would see someone that I recognized and would walk up to them and do the whole “aren’t you so and so from blank?”

It gave them (my partner) extreme anxiety because strangers and what if I was wrong but I am always right, every time.”

2. Flag expert.


I know flags and can describe them from memory.”

3. Gotta go back in time!

“I was the top Latin student in my high school and always got top marks on the national Latin exam.

Too bad I had no interest in studying classics, but I’m holding out hope that I’ll be able to time travel to Ancient Rome.”

4. I’m decent at this…

“Remembering birthdays.

I remember people’s birthdays even if I haven’t talked to them in over 5 years.”

5. Look at you!

“I can control my goosebumps.

Science says I shouldn’t be able to control an autonomic response.

But here I am…”

6. Great party trick.

“Being able to perfectly recreate facial expressions of other people from memory that they do, that no one else really recognizes until I do an impersonation of them.

It’s a great party trick that gets lots of laughs especially if a few people know that person.”

7. Skilled.

“Using my toes.

I can pick anything up with them. I can even write better with my weak foot better than with my weak hand…”

8. My dad can do the first one.

“Identifying make, model and production year of various cars.

And saying random words backwards.”

9. Useful.

“I thrive at looking busy at work while doing absolutely nothing.

The secret art of the “1970s businessman”, as I like to call it.

Show up on time, open your briefcase full of papers, move them around your desk, attend meetings where you speak in circles, lunch, move papers again, punch out at 5.”

10. Staredown.

“I can win a staring contest against anyone. I consecutively beat 6 people without a break.

I’ve held my eyes open for about 10 minutes without blinking, I’ve made people uncomfortable in every sense of the word.”

11. Seeing the future.

“According to my friends I am “Nostradamus” when it comes to predicting events in TV or movies.

It’s gotten to the point where my best friend and I will make a game out of it.”

12. Wow.

“Facial recognition.

Some profs from the UK developed a test to study it. I’m in the top 0.1% apparently.

I’ve recognized people I stood in line at a Starbucks beside years later while they were zipping by in a car.

I have not found a use for this.”

13. Very nice.

“Peeing on command.

Even if I don’t have the urge, I can still pee.”

14. Legend!


I win burping contests against people who say they never lose a burping contest.”

Now it’s your turn!

In the comments, tell us what useless thing YOU excel at?

We can’t wait to hear from you!