re: Poker & Do you all "have a hand"
Well I don't have any "lucky hands" that, as you say, "no other average poker player would play", because I think there's a reason the cards aren't considered playable. However, I've found that I have a lot of success with QQ, more than I even do with KK or AA. My win percentage with AA is probably higher, but I get sucked out and bad beaten with them so much that overall I'm sure I've made way more chips with QQ.
Last SnG I played, I got quite lucky. Early on I had QQ and raised pre-flop 8x BB (half this table was weird and full of calling stations, so I went over my usual 5x BB), and sure enough I got 3 callers. Great. But then the flop. Q 9 2 rainbow. Heck yeah. A guy goes all-in, and someone else calls. I somewhat confidently call, and see that the guy who went all-in had KK, and the other caller had Q9 offsuit (that's what you get for calling an 8x BB pre-flop raise with Q9 off, you jackass!). Ouch. I ended up tripling up in what could have been a catastrophe for me if the Q had been something lower and non-threatening since I'd have unknowingly been up against KK.