I sometimes joke that I’d give my right arm to be ambidextrous (also that I’ll bend over backwards to be flexible), but I’m finding it hard to come up with a joke about the amazing thing I just saw.

Let’s start with a few facts and figures. Approximately 90% of people are right-handed, leaving 10% who are left-handed. Also, there’s something called cross-dominance (a.k.a. mixed-handedness), which is a motor skill manifestation in which a person favors one hand for some tasks and the other hand for others.

The term “ambidextrous” refers to someone who has equal ability in both hands. My next-door neighbor—we’ll call her Julie (because that’s her name)—is an incredible artist. Her pencil sketches and paintings leave me gasping in awe. However, like most artists who specialize in creating realistic images, Julie draws and paints with only one hand.

It’s rare to find an artist who is equally proficient with both hands. How rare? Well, let’s start with the fact that only about one percent of people are naturally ambidextrous. The population of the USA is about 335,000,000 people. Of these, around 2,000,000 identify themselves as having an artistic occupation as a primary source of income. Of these, only around 1-in-20 class themselves as being fine artists.

So, my back-of-the-envelope calculations tell me that ~0.15% of the population are fine artists. Since only 1 in 100 people are ambidextrous, this means ~0.0015% of the population are ambidextrous fine artists. That’s not a lot in the scheme of things.

Now, if “ambidextrous” refers only to someone who has equal ability in both hands, what should we call someone who has equal ability with both feet? To take this one step further (no pun intended), is there a name for someone who can do something equally well with both hands and both feet?

Remembering that there is no such thing as a stupid question (excluding “When did wild poodles roam the world?”), the reason I ask is that my chum Jay Dowling just sent me the link to an amazing video of a Dutch artist called Rajacenna painting eight hyper-realistic portraits with both hands and both feet simultaneously.

What? Eight portraits? But we only have two hands and two feet (at least, that’s the way things are on my side of the family). Well, just to make sure we’re all paying attention, in this video Rajacenna draws two pictures with each hand and foot. Color me both impressed and confused.

How about you? Have you ever seen anything like this (or can you do anything like this) yourself?