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Tonight Show: Melissa Benoist, Jimmy Fallon stacking cups

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Here’s one power Melissa Benoist has that her Supergirl character Kara Danvers probably doesn’t: stacking cups.

During an appearance on Friday’s Tonight Show, Benoist revealed she picked up the trick — building a pyramid of cups and then sliding then back into one stack as quickly as possible — in elementary school P.E. class. As Fallon notes, it’s “very important when you’re fighting crime.”

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She tries to teach Fallon how to do it, but he doesn’t quite have her super-speed.


After Fallon’s not-so-successful attempt, Benoist steps in to show Fallon how it’s really done. Watch her school him in the clip above.