A Rare Talent

posted Feb 20, 2018, 7:36 AM by PHS Warrior Beat
By: Samantha Dingus


    When McKenzie Mitchell was about 11 years old she realized she could do something that most other people cannot do. As a kid, when someone asked her if she was able to do something, she was always willing to try it. McKenzie was relaxing at home in her living room, it was just a normal day, when she began talking to her dad about random things that some people can do and others cannot. She told him about how she could touch her tongue to her nose.

    “Can you touch your tongue to your elbow?” her dad asked.

    “Well, I don’t know, I’ve never tried,” replied McKenize.

    Soon after her dad asked her, McKenzie was determined to try it. She stood up, reached her arm to her back, and pushed her shoulder as far back as she could. She stuck her tongue out as far as she possibly could and then just reached her tongue to her elbow. When realized that she was flexible enough to do this, she was shocked because most people cannot reach their tongue to their elbow. Being able to do something that most other people cannot do is very impressing to McKenzie.

    “I love to be silly,” McKenzie says.

    She likes to show off to her friends and entertain people and this skill is the perfect way to do that. As McKenzie gets older, she feels as if it will be harder for her to reach her tongue to her elbow because she believes she will become less flexible.

    “Even though I may not always have this skill, I am still impressed by the fact that I have ever been able to do it,” says McKenzie.

    McKenzie may not have this skill forever but it’s not something she needs so it will not affect her. She will always be impressed that she was able to do this while she was young.

Uploaded: 02/20/18

Edited: AC