12 Things Humans Just Cannot Do Says Science

There have been many records toppled by humanity in recent times but there are certain things that just cannot be done and some of them will sound silly and so simple yet ever so difficult. This is because our potential is also limited by science and evolution. Man may be able to go to the moon, yet he still can’t lick his elbow. We have discovered the god particle and got the picture of a black hole but try folding your pinky without bending your ring finger? It’s impossible. Take a look at 12 things we just can’t do according to science.

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1 Fold paper 8 times: A4 paper can be folded no more than 7 times

An experiment conducted by Mythbusters concluded that even if you take a very dry piece of A4 size sheet of paper and attempt to fold it, the most you would be able to fold it is 7 times and no more than that. Try it, it’s impossible.

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2Bend your pinky without moving your ring finger

This is absolutely impossible. Even if you try your best to bend your pinky, the ring finger is going to move. This is because your fingers are all interconnected and share flexor tendons that enable the bending of fingers so if you bend one, the next one has to bend as well.

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3Do difficult tongue tricks

Many believe that it is genetic inheritance that allows people to do tongue tricks like rolling the tongue into a tube shape. It is also described as a dominating trait and in fact, very few people can do it.

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4Wiggle your ears

Although it may seem impossible, there are some people who can wiggle their ears easily. This is because it was in our genes to be able to do so and was useful in ancestral creatures but eventually became functionless. 3 muscles are required to do so. These are present in front, above and behind the ears.

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