When I was a kid, this was what blew my mind about my parents:
* My mom’s ability to peel an apple:
She can peel the whole thing in one circular piece or quarter the apple, decore, and skin. amazing. Could not wrap my brain around it.
* My dad’s ability to shuffle cards and then mix them in a perfect arch:
When he shuffled, he split the deck and two an d his hands went about a foot apart in a smooth motion that defied analysis by the naked eye, and then that perfect arch. I still can’t do it. I have no idea where he learned how to do that. The Korean air force? The same place where he learned how to smoke cigarettes and blow out perfect circles?