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printdude / October 15, 2009 1:26 PM

Drinkin'
from an early age, too

Carrie / October 15, 2009 4:25 PM

dare I say...drawing.

and since I was so good when I was 5 and got a ton of compliments, my drawing brain stopped evolving and to this day, 25 years later, I still draw like my 5 year-old self. It's really quite something.

flange / October 15, 2009 4:56 PM

myopia. not metaphorical. i was a poindexter.

Andrew / October 15, 2009 5:00 PM

Language. Big surprise there. I was writing by age 2, even started making puns early.

Sarah / October 15, 2009 7:13 PM

I could spell literally any word backwards. My parents used to make me do it at parties. I can't do it as easily anymore.

charlie / October 16, 2009 9:43 AM

Stuffing things up my nose.

Mucky Fingers / October 16, 2009 11:12 AM

Fictional writing and speaking spanish, both of which have fallen by the wayside in adulthood.

Spook / October 16, 2009 12:57 PM

Well, lets just say they called me Torch, and, I liked to fight alot too

jlp / October 19, 2009 9:15 AM

I don't know that you can be a prodigy in terms of reading, but I was reading at higher grade levels throughout school. this hasn't led into any magical super powers, but I'm in process of training for my ph.d., so maybe there is something to it.

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