The average American would pay $5,695.92 to know how to play an instrument, $6,768.57 to be less anxious and $8,192.17 to be good in bed,according to new research. The study of 2,000 people found that we're willing to shell out the big bucks when it comes to being gifted at basic skills, but that's not all people would be willing to spend money on. It turns out that when it comes to superpowers, Americans really splurge. The most desired is healing/regeneration — with the average person comfortably shelling out $142,702.60 for this special gift. Other superpowers that would make Americans dip into their savings included time travel ($128,278.90), the ability to turn invisible ($123,072.60) and teleportation ($122,966.65). On average, Americans will think seriously about learning something new about 6 times a month, or an average of 72 times a year. That adds up to 4,320 times in a lifetime.
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