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What is something interesting about yourself that others do not know ?

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zaddy123
zaddy123 Community member Posts: 24 Connected
I am very flexiable because of EDS, I can bend my hands to touch my wrist 
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  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,640 Disability Gamechanger
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    That's scary to think about :D but good you can see the positives! :D 

    I have been locked up in a prison cell
  • Rosie_Scope
    Rosie_Scope Posts: 2,214 Scope online community team
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    I used to keep some strange pets as a teenager. I had a giant African land snail and a bunch of Madagascan hissing cockroaches. Boy do those cockroaches know how to breed :D not something I'd do again, but the snail was so cute!
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  • Ada
    Ada Scope Member Posts: 14,148 Disability Gamechanger
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    I was kidnapped and held for three weeks. Until he got drunk enough and I ran for my life. For miles. I trusted no one to ask for help. 
  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,682 Disability Gamechanger
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    zaddy123 said:
    I am very flexiable because of EDS, I can bend my hands to touch my wrist 
    I didn't realise this wasn't normal :D:flushed: 

    @66Mustang I wouldn't have guessed that!! Would love to hear the story one day 

    @Rosie_Scope I couldn't do cockroaches!!!! But the snail would be interesting. I saw a thing about people having to crush their eggs though and I couldn't do that 

    I have a few but for now I'll say: I spent many nights as a teenager drinking too much and sleeping in the woods with friends under makeshift shelters. I don't think most people would be surprised, with me not going out at all now, having OCD and being scared of the dark :D 
  • Rosie_Scope
    Rosie_Scope Posts: 2,214 Scope online community team
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    @Ada not easy to live through something that horrible. Hope you're coping okay today <3
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  • Rosie_Scope
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    @Biblioklept, I only had one snail and it didn't ever lay any eggs so I never had to crush any. I used to love watching the muscles moving in it's body as it climbed up the tank, and seeing it nibbling on things with it's little teethy things. It seemed to enjoy having warm baths and having it's shell cleaned off with an old toothbrush. Never thought you could be so connected to a mollusc, but I loved that snail so much :D
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  • Ada
    Ada Scope Member Posts: 14,148 Disability Gamechanger
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    @Ada not easy to live through something that horrible. Hope you're coping okay today <3
    It wasn’t easy. It made all the media. 
    I’m ok now but I don’t like locked doors or windows I always have to have a escape route. No matter where I am doctors hospital shop etc.
    The world is full of wickedness. It’s everywhere. No where is safe from it. Even if your being nice.  
  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,682 Disability Gamechanger
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    Do you think you'd get another one one day @Rosie_Scope?? 
  • Rosie_Scope
    Rosie_Scope Posts: 2,214 Scope online community team
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    @Biblioklept, not right now but maybe in the future. They're funny little things, but quite low maintenance and I find them really sweet. Not everyone's cup of tea, though!
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  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,682 Disability Gamechanger
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    I a little bit get the appeal but the sticky up bit on top of their heads gives me the heebie jeebies!!! Are they called antenna on a snail??
  • Rosie_Scope
    Rosie_Scope Posts: 2,214 Scope online community team
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    @Biblioklept The big ones are their eyes 👀

    Then they have little mustache-style feelers on their face too.
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  • bookrabbit
    bookrabbit Community member Posts: 196 Pioneering
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    I had a whole tank full of African land snails but only briefly and they didn't get very giant. Someone sent me a little plastic tub with eggs in and they nearly all hatched but then half dried out and the other half got all soggy and rotted during the winter:( 
    I felt dreadful:(
    I couldn't understand how they got both too wet and too dry in the same tank.
    The only ones that survived were two I gave away and they got quite big and laid lots of eggs but I refused to take any back to try again as I didn't want to kill anymore.

    I also got kidnapped but only by my Dad who pretended to be taking us to his parents in Ireland but then took us to America instead. So not nearly as traumatic as Ada's horrible experience but still not the best as I got sick and ended up in hospital in an oxygen tent without my mum.

  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,640 Disability Gamechanger
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    @Gnu89 I was sort of hoping you'd post on this as you always seem to  write something interesting whenever you post.

    Why do you think you gave up?? I never really took to it but my Dad really loves woodworking so I am exposed to it a bit :smiley::D 
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,640 Disability Gamechanger
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    Yes @Gnu89 having the space and all the tools can be a problem ... and an expense!!!!!

    Personally I would love to get all the tools to start working on my own cars but I don't have any tools or anywhere to do it!
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,640 Disability Gamechanger
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    @Gnu89 Any recommendations? I really like a lot of things about Japan and Japanese culture but admittedly have never listened to their music. Do you like other things about Japan or just the music?
  • onebigvoice
    onebigvoice Scope Member Posts: 741 Pioneering
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    I like to talk?  Yes I know, you wouldn't have guessed, hence the lecturing thing, but I believe that because I was a little deaf, I learnt to lip read.  Great when you were at a meeting for wage increases as a Shop Steward and the were having a huddle up one end saying things like don't mention our profits for last year and plead poverty.....
      So when doing our presentation I would incorporate profits for last year and the need to reinvest some of the profits to increase productivity.  This means if we increase the Targets for bonuses around production its a win win.  Came away with a 9% pay rise when all around were having pay cuts.....

  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,682 Disability Gamechanger
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    @bookrabbit I'm sorry you were kidnapped by your dad!! How long did he keep you in America for? 
    I never thought I could have snails and your post confirmed it for me!! :D 
  • WhatThe
    WhatThe Community member, Scope Member Posts: 959 Pioneering
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    Gnu, I heard some magical Japanese music on radio 6 possibly Stuart Maconie a couple of nights ago

    What a discovery well done you :)
     

  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,103 Disability Gamechanger
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    I have never been able to do the same as zaddy123 but my 'party trick' was to lay on my front & put my feet around the front of my neck. I also have the hypermobile type of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.
    Many years ago I had a hamster; unfortunately he died, so put him in a cardboard container next to the hearth as my husband at the time said he couldn't bury him as the ground was frozen. Imagine my surprise when I saw my hamster going across the hallway the following morning! So, yes, I gave physiotherapy to a hamster! A retired vet I later spoke to said my hamster had likely had a stroke, but my intervention had prolonged his life; he lived a further 6 months...
  • WhatThe
    WhatThe Community member, Scope Member Posts: 959 Pioneering
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    One of the few singles I kept is Yoko Ono's Walking on Thin Ice 

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