Male Handedness

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  1. jpanhalt

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    On your right hand, is the index finger (2nd finger) longer or shorter than the ring finger (4th finger)?

    Here's an internet test: http://www.quizane.com/male-or-female-brain_2.result

    Spoiler alert: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digit_ratio

    This is all for fun. No serious science intended. However, I thought the observation was curious. One of my favorite professors (ca. 50 years ago) was a forensic anthropologist, like the "Bones" heroine, and I continue to find such relationships interesting.

    John

    BTW: I happen to be left-handed, and my right hand follows the presumed pattern, but my left doesn't.
     
  2. djsfantasi

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    image.jpg My left index is definitely shorter than my ring finger, same as my right hand.
     
  3. wayneh

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    Ring finger, both hands. Male. Male fingers, anyway. :rolleyes:
     
  4. #12

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    Took me a few hours. Senior moments.:p
    It's the third finger that is supposed to be shorter than the first finger on a female.
    It doesn't count if you do it like fantasi.:rolleyes:
     
  5. tcmtech

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    Mine are equal on both hands.

    Now what?o_O
     
  6. #12

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    How do you feel about a snuggle, honey?
     
  7. #12

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    OMG! I crack myself up. That has to be the funniest thing I ever posted!
     
  8. tcmtech

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    Yea your humor does normally tend to run on the dry side.:p

    Or has your computer been hijacked? :eek:

    No on the snuggles BTW. :oops:
     
  9. #12

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    Well, this whole thread is about the idea that women have a different shape to their fingers. I actually heard about it maybe 40 or 50 years ago. Some surgeon talking about repairing a woman's hand.

    So you say your hands don't show any particular maleness or femaleness and I can't think of a more boldly male person on this site to mess with. :D

    No friendliness intended. Just couldn't pass up the chance for a big LOL.
     
  10. killivolt

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    It's all genetics but not sure about actual science; and it is amusing. lol

    My Grandfather was only 5'4" but his arms were long and his hands were huge and blocky. Almost all his fingers ring, index and middle seemed the same with a shorter little finger.

    Always thought they looked cartoonish. Strong as an Ox. Once throwing angry guy over a 4 railed corral; by the seat of his pants and the back of his shirt. He landed face down.

    kv
     
  11. tcmtech

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    Just for that I will snuggle you soo hard....... :eek:
     
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  12. tcmtech

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    Yea some of the things my wife comes up with to justify whatever her belief system is focused on for the day amuse me too. Most of the time bewilder but still some amusement is under the bewilderment. :p
     
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    The fact that I heard a surgeon speak about the, "sweep" of a woman's fingers, 40 or 50 years ago, seems to indicate that there is a factual basis.
    Unfortunately, I don't think there are any medical doctors in membership here. :(
     
  14. wayneh

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    Maybe not, but the links in #1 show there is a gender difference in finger lengths. It's similar to the height difference between the sexes though; a small difference in the means with a wide bell curve on ether side, causing a lot of overlap between the two populations.

    I didn't see anything relating finger length to other gender differences. If you want to say tall women are more like men, or that short men are feminine, go for it. I think you'll be in for a whoopin'.
     
  15. #12

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    Oops. You caught me failing to pay attention. My bad. :oops:
     
  16. wayneh

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    That's a male thing. I think my wife said that. I'm not sure.
     
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