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Old 09-14-2010, 03:45 PM   #16
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Old 09-16-2010, 07:27 AM   #17
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Today I learned that astronauts have serious problems with the gloves they wear during space walks, and that they are so bad, a significant portion of them lose their fingernails from wearing the gloves, and most experience pain while wearing the gloves.
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Old 09-16-2010, 09:04 AM   #18
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Read the surprisingly long but interesting article, and learned that too.

Then I looked at the sidebar menu and found a Hubble photo of some of Jinx's snails trapped in a spiral nebula in space.
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Old 09-16-2010, 04:32 PM   #19
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Old 01-14-2011, 09:41 AM   #20
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Last night I read that guys who have ring fingers that are longer than their index fingers are better negotiators than guys who don't. The ring finger thing is apparently a product of hormone levels while they were growing in the womb, and those men have/had higher testosterone levels. The higher testosterone levels make them more effective negotiators.

From this book.

I guess the lesson here is to be careful buying a car from a man with a long ring finger.
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Old 01-14-2011, 09:48 AM   #21
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Also ring finger shorter than index finger = 33% less chance of prostate cancer cite
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Old 01-14-2011, 10:02 AM   #22
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Old 01-14-2011, 10:03 AM   #23
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So, these aren't like Old Husband's Tales, like the one about a woman's second toe being longer than her big toe means she will "henpeck" her husband? Does "henpeck" mean she'll be a total bitch?

Or do these finger length indicators have actual scientific reasoning?

(Sorry, haven't had time to read the article. Will later.)
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Old 01-14-2011, 10:16 AM   #24
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Or do these finger length indicators have actual scientific reasoning?
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Old 01-14-2011, 10:46 AM   #25
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Last night I read that guys who have ring fingers that are longer than their index fingers are better negotiators than guys who don't. The ring finger thing is apparently a product of hormone levels while they were growing in the womb, and those men have/had higher testosterone levels. The higher testosterone levels make them more effective negotiators.
There is a suggestion that the opposite applies to gay men. That a woman who has had more than one son carries higher oestrogen levels in order to combat the repeated doses of testosterone felt by carrying sons. So the finger test (ooh-er) is supposed to apply, as it position in the family.

However data gathered seems to suggest this is just a trend, not anything that can be relied on. There are people trying to determine whether people are born gay or decide to be gay, so you can bet if there was any real proof it would be widely disseminated (!)
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Old 01-14-2011, 11:17 AM   #26
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Last night I read that guys who have ring fingers that are longer than their index fingers are better negotiators than guys who don't. The ring finger thing is apparently a product of hormone levels while they were growing in the womb, and those men have/had higher testosterone levels. The higher testosterone levels make them more effective negotiators.

From this book.

I guess the lesson here is to be careful buying a car from a man with a long ring finger.
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Old 01-14-2011, 11:18 AM   #27
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Old 01-14-2011, 11:18 AM   #28
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There is no way that is some actual human being's hand! Unless the pinky was formerly chopped off and replaced with a replica nail to make it look more "normal."

edit: ha ha was referring to post 27 and now looking back I see the shoppin'

I was freaked for a second. Damn I'm gullible.

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Old 01-14-2011, 11:27 AM   #29
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Old 01-14-2011, 11:56 AM   #30
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