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Tom Morton Tom Morton | 13:15 UK time, Friday, 24 June 2011

Peculiarly, or perhaps understandably, the Tom Morton Show's little feature on Great Dinner Dropping Incidents seemed to centre on events surrounding the serving up of spaghetti bolognese, a notoriously slippery dish. This was Alan from Johnstone's tale of how he discovered he had tha rare skill: meatball juggling.

Many years ago I discovered a unique talent while seated at the kitchen dining table. There I was, boxed into the corner seat looking forward to my Mum's spaghetti bolognese. The table was set and a little cluttered with the usual meal time bits and bobs. As my mother proffered the stacked to the 'gunnels' plate of aforementioned meal, she was obliged to tilt the plate slightly to negotiate the route to my place setting. Gravity, being the fickle beast that it is, decided "Now is the time!" The ensuing avalanche slithered at great speed with the sole purpose of landing in my lap. Reflexes and self preservation prompted me to develop the previously unheard of art of "Spaghetti Juggling".

I have not heard of anyone else with this special ability. Would this merit an entry in the Guinness Book of Records?

No permanent damage was done to my person and I did eat the rescued S.B. but I developed a phobia and have never sat in a corner since.

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