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Fingers Jan. 27th, 2002 09:31 pm
Apparently, the length of your ring finger shows your testosterone levels, and that of your index, your estrogen. Thus, girls have longer index fingers, and men, longer ring fingers.

Mine appear to be of identical length...

(Oh and say hello to my new LJ picture - a margay, probably the most beautiful species of animal on the face of the planet).

From: valkyriekaren
Date: January 27th, 2002 - 01:44 pm (Link)
well, you know what they say about men with long fingers...
From: wechsler
Date: January 27th, 2002 - 01:49 pm (Link)
Well it's true!




We *do* have a hard time buying gloves :p


From: johan_sjoholm
Date: January 27th, 2002 - 02:55 pm (Link)
yes, and we who have big feets AND long fingers have a pain :)
And don't even get me started on finding comfortable pants..
From: katyaa
Date: January 28th, 2002 - 03:16 am (Link)
My ring finger is longer than my index finger. Not by much, but it is.

Maybe this is why girls hit on me?
From: furrylemming
Date: January 28th, 2002 - 08:11 am (Link)
New Kitty pic is gorgeous :) Tell me they're a type of leopard? *hopeful*

My ring fingers are both longer, but then I guessed from the high sex drive and the inability to deal with my female hormones that something was up.
From: wechsler
Date: January 28th, 2002 - 08:40 am (Link)
Well the Margay is "Leopardus wiedii" (or Felis wiedii) so I guess so. More info:
http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/agarman/margay.htm or google for "margay".


I'm getting very tempted to start collecting pics of friends' hands, as no-one who's responded so far fits the pattern.

From: valkyriekaren
Date: January 28th, 2002 - 09:25 am (Link)
My index finger is *slightly* longer than my ring finger on my left hand, and noticably longer on my right. And my little fingers are kinky (ooo-er).
Where did you pick up this tit-bit anyway?
From: wechsler
Date: January 28th, 2002 - 10:15 am (Link)
It was on How to build a human last night. Nothing on that site about fingers though, afaiks.
From: wechsler
Date: January 28th, 2002 - 10:37 am (Link)
Actually relative finger length seems to get blamed for a lot of things, mainly sexual orietation: see google search

And here is a picture of my hand.

From: valkyriekaren
Date: January 28th, 2002 - 11:31 am (Link)
From that your index finger looks longer. try one with your fingers closed?
From: wechsler
Date: January 28th, 2002 - 11:54 am (Link)
Yes... the hand itself is on a tilt in that one - the ring knuckle is lower than the index one. Try this one where I've just about got the knuckles level.
From: valkyriekaren
Date: January 28th, 2002 - 12:10 pm (Link)
Now, in that, I'd say your ring finger looked longest.

How bored am I, to be sitting here comparing?

How bored are you, to be taking and posting the photos so I can do it?
From: wechsler
Date: January 28th, 2002 - 12:16 pm (Link)
Hey, I just do as I'm told ;)

Seriously, I find the analysis vaguely interesting, and I'm just taking the snaps between geeking. And I stored up plenty of boredom at work today.

Fingerzzzz

From: (Anonymous)
Date: January 28th, 2002 - 12:52 pm (Link)
Hi Wechs
My index and ring fingers on both hands are the same length.
Equal male and female hormones.
That explains the beard and the deep-seated and well-hidden penis envy...ooops, did I type that?
Luc -x-

Re: Fingerzzzz

From: wechsler
Date: January 28th, 2002 - 01:55 pm (Link)
Luc's Hand as proof ;)
(no subject) - (Anonymous)
From: wechsler
Date: January 28th, 2002 - 12:55 pm (Link)
The program didn't specify; my hands are pretty much symetrically identical as regards finger length.
From: katyaa
Date: January 28th, 2002 - 04:19 pm (Link)
Both of my ring fingers are longer than my index fingers.

I must be some kind of freak.

No, no that can't be it.

The scientists are wrong!