What would you do with two pairs of arms?

This week, we asked our readers: If you woke up one day and had four arms, what would you do? Here are our favourite answers

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All keyed up

I would play a duet on my piano. I wouldn’t need any help!

Asher Lam, 12, TWGHs Wong Fut Nam Secondary School

Handy addition

I would read books and play video games at the same time. I usually do these simultaneously, but now, with the extra hands, I can do it more easily!

Linus Wong, 11, Methodist School

Lang Lang, here I come!

I would immediately apply for a new Guinness World Record and try playing the piano with Lang Lang.

Veronica Lin, 17, Hong Kong International School

What’s cooking?

Apart from screaming my head off, I think I would take cooking lessons. Four arms in the kitchen can be very useful. I would use two arms to wash the dishes, and the other two to do the cooking ... the whisking and the mixing and putting your right foot in, and taking your right foot out, and shaking it all about ... Oh wait, that’s The Hokey Pokey. Hmm, now I’m not entirely sure if I’ve actually been cooking all that time ...

Ady Lam, 11, Island School

Four-armed Adonis

I would convince my parents to let me quit school and become a bodybuilder. Instead of studying, I would spend my days training in the gym, working on my tan, and eating absurdly healthy meals. Before long, I would be a chiselled, four-armed Adonis.

The ultimate goal would be to achieve a Guinness World Record for “Most Arm Wrestling Matches Won Concurrently”. After that, I would become a personal trainer, and live happily for the rest of my life.

Catherine Wang, 17, Chinese International School

Helping hand

I would go shopping, because with four arms I would be able to carry lots of bags filled with toys, stationery, clothes and other items. I would hand these over to schools and poor people, such as the homeless.

After that, I would get a surgeon to remove my extra arms and donate them to a person with no arms. This would help that person lead a better life.

Hillary Lo, 11, Sha Tin College


I would cut two holes below my sleeves in the T-shirt I was going to wear that morning, and put on a baggy jacket. During classes, I’d do all my work with my “original” arms while doing something else with my extra pair of limbs.

Cece Wong, 18, STFA Leung Kau Kui College

Tickled pink

I don’t really like when my friends tickle me, but with four arms, I could tickle them back non-stop. Imagine being tickled with four arms, only to realise that all of those arms belong to one person! I could definitely have some fun.

Kristy Poon, 11, South Island School

A big hit

I’d start training for the Olympics. Just imagine playing a sport like volleyball and having the advantage of a total of six limbs. I’d manage to get every single hit. Olympics 2020, here I come!

Anushka Purohit, 16, Renaissance College

Go for it!

I’d probably freak out, until realising that I’d be able to play games on my computer while playing Pokemon Go on my phone at the same time. Yay!

Liam Fung, 14, Chinese International School

For next week’s Top 10, tell us: What was your first thought when you woke up this morning? Send your answers, along with your name, age and school, to [email protected], and the best answers will appear in next week’s Top 10 page!