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One out of every 10 adults can't do this

Updated on November 17, 2015

I recently heard this interesting little list on a local morning radio show, and I thought that I would share what I heard with you all good folks here on the Hub Pages. For whatever reason there are many adults out there who are unable and can't do the things that are listed below on this interesting list. They may have never learned to have mastered these simple tasks when they were a child. They may have forgotten how to do these things since childhood with age, or they may have simply gotten too old to physically accomplish and do some of these things. Whatever the reason may be one out of every ten adults can't successfully do these twelve things.

1 out of 10 adults can't do these things -

One out of ten adults can't whistle.

It's not a good idea to ride a bike on an airplane.
It's not a good idea to ride a bike on an airplane.

One out of ten adults can't ride a bike. What ever happened to the saying if you fall off of a bike then you get right back on and ride again.

One out of ten adults can't hold their breath for any length of time.

One out of ten adults can't snap their fingers on both hands.

One out of ten adults can't roll or curl their tongue into the shape of a taco shell.

One out of ten adults can't wink only one eye at a time. When they do try winking then both of their eyes end up winking at the same time. This has been verified by the winkee or the person who is being winked at.

One out of ten adults can't use a computer.

One out of ten adults can't roll their R's when saying certain words that require such action.

One out of ten adults don't have all of their teeth.

One out of ten adults can't run very far without having to stop and catch their breath.

One out of ten adults can't maneuver their way through the Internet.

One out of ten adults can't stand on their heads. I'd think that this particular number should be higher.

Before I go here's my two cents -

When in the world did they change the name of the soft drink Mr. Pibb to Pibb Xtra, and where was I when all of this happened? What's the difference? It still taste the same, and the price certainly didn't go down. It seems just like yesterday that this soft drink was still named Mr. Pibb. Was somebody by the name of Mr. Pibb insulted that a soda pop was being named after him, or did he feel that Coca-Cola should have paid him royaltys for the use of his precious name on their soft drink cans and labels. I decided to check some phone books for the name of Mr. Pibb, and guess what, I didn't find one single solitary person out there with the name of Mr. or Mrs. Pibb listed in those phone books. I guess this is just a lot about nothing, but I wanted to toss in my two cents on this matter. Have a good day :)

What do you think about this Mr. Pibb stuff?

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      Jill Moore 

      3 years ago

      I appear to be 1 in 10 for a good number of those things - and there was me thinking I was all unique! Still, if misery loves company then I'm glad there are fellow non-whistling, bike deficients out there.

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      Ann Poplar 

      3 years ago from Small Town, USA

      Rolling your tongue isn't something you can learn. It's actually a genetic trait, either you can do it or you can't. Just a fun fact. I think I'll write a hub in interesting genetics! lol

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      Fay Favored 

      3 years ago from USA

      I can validate your findings ... my mom couldn't whistle, but she could yodel. Something most people can't do. So neat.

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      Nicolas Soules 

      4 years ago from 25 corringham road,Nw11 7bs. London,UK

      Nice job

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      Ming Armstrong 

      4 years ago from Aliso Viejo

      I love it!

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      Victor W. Kwok 

      4 years ago from Hawaii

      This was a really nice and amusing read. Thanks!

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      4 years ago from the South

      Fun and interesting hub! Some of those were surprising and others not so much, like the tongue thing.

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      4 years ago from Jacksonville, Florida

      Funny hub and I can't stand on my head or whistle so glad to know I'm not alone! I enjoyed reading this. :)

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      Angie Martin 

      4 years ago from Frazier Park, California

      Interesting hub!! I thought much less people could roll their tongue or curl it into a taco... like maybe 50% or more can't do it... so I was surprised to read that it's only 1 in 10. But I can only roll my tongue to the right, not to the left. I can also only wink or close my right eye, but not the left. I can close my left eye by itself for only a little bit before the right one goes down as well. What are the percentages on touching your tongue to your nose? Thanks for the interesting stats!

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      Kieran Gracie 

      4 years ago

      I seem to fall into several of these 'Can't Do' categories - perhaps only 1 in 10 adults are just like me! Voted up, funny and interesting - and shared. Thank you, TheHoleStory, for another great Hub.

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      Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent 

      4 years ago from Mississauga, ON

      Ok I have company. I am feeling much better now.

      This article was useful and funny. Voted up!

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      Michele Travis 

      4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Well I can stand on my head, but I can do a few other things like rolling my tongue and making it look like a taco. Not that those things help anyone make money. But, it is fun. I can also raise one eyebrow! lol!

      This is a fun hub. Thanks for writing it :)

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      GH Price 

      4 years ago from North Florida

      Yeah, I definitely think the percentage of adults who can't stand on their head should be higher too! Fun Hub! :)


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