If you've ever been around me for more than a minute, then you're well aware of two little "ticks" that I have. Tapping on my sternum and collar bone, and snapping. While I'm not entirely sure how I started the tapping, I do know where the snapping came from. In my favorite anime Fullmetal Alchemist, there is a character that can ignite the oxygen in the air by snapping. For a while I walked around snapping left and right imagining cars, trees, and dogs with sweaters exploding as I did.
It wasn't long before I noticed that my snapping was getting louder. So, for the last year or so I have been practicing to get it so loud that it would actually hurt the hears of anyone standing within a few yards of me. Today I reached a milestone on that quest. While I haven't tried it out on anyone yet, one out of every two or three snaps hurts my own ears. This is only after one year. If you see me next summer, I would recommend standing back.