Offbeat Video

By Jack Mobley

This blind boy showcases his unusual super-talent of naming bottles of pop just by listening to the vibrations they give off.

Taylor Moncman, 17, posted the viral clip on TikTok in April but the video was recorded on Christmas Day, 2019 at home in Centre Valley, Pennsylvania.

AJ Moncman has been blind since birth due to a rare genetic condition, LCA (Leber Congenital Amaurosis), but at the age of 14, he has heightened his other senses.

He successfully identifies each fizzy drink by tapping on the side of the bottle, even splitting the difference between Coke Zero and regular Coca-Cola.

AJ picks up differences in the vibrations and with relative ease, picks out the individual brands and bottles.

Taylor said: “ We then mixed up all the drinks and handed them to him in all different orders.

“He was able to determine the difference between them and guess them by just after hearing them each one time.

“I just think they all sounds the same and really don’t understand how he did it.”