Thursday, September 28, 2006

Finger length

Quick, which is longer - your ring finger or index finger?

If your ring finger is longer, you're more athletic.

Mine, of course, is the wrong way around. Actually, they're about even in length.

BUT! My daughter Catherine (who LOVES to run) has a ring finger a whole nail longer than her index finger. However, her less-athletic twin sister Elisabeth has a longer index finger.

OK, so it might be interesting for chitchat in a bar some time. . . .

14 comments:

Spence said...

OK, yeah so according to your study, I don't qualify for athleticism either!

http://www.msu.edu/~breedsm/interview.htm

mipper said...

well which am i ... on my right hand they are even (i am right handed) and on my left my ring finger is longer (but barely). which one do I claim??

nancytoby said...

LOL Spence! (After following your link). I guess if my fingers are even I can go whatever way I feel like!

Mip,
I think different hands may indicate potential multiple personality disorder. ;-) But I'm no psychiatrist....!!!

Iron Pol said...

Ummm, apparently I'm following the wrong path. I'm not athletic. Don't tell my old football, soccer, and baseball coaches. Does this mean I can't have done what I did, or that I would have been better if my finger lengths were reversed?

crazy tri mama said...

Actually if you do ulnar deviation with your wrist (hands in front of you; now bend your wrists towards your pinkie fingers) you will see that you can fake it!! Your ring finger will automatically become longer than the index finger.

So just fake it, it's okay if it makes you feel good.....right?

21st Century Mom said...

Well THAT explains it. My middle finger is waaaay longer than my ring finger and I am an athletic weenie - but I'm brave and dedicated to make up for it.

Spokane Al said...

That explains why I run, swim and bike so slow - its because my ring finger is too short!

jbmmommy said...

Mipper and I must be related somehow, I've got the same arrangement of finger lengths. At least I've always got an explanation for my back of the pack finishes. Oh wait, I'm just slow. I swear you can find a study that says anything. I'm waiting for one that proves that peanut butter and ice cream is the perfect diet, I'm sure that Jif or Breyers is conducting one now.

Habeela said...

Yay! There's hope! ;)

Cliff said...

yay..my ring finger is longer.

mipper said...

Ahhh, see Nanc, that would TOTALLY explain it then. ;)

Dianne W. said...

Me? Athletic? Apparently yes. I guess I'd better get training. Maybe tomorrow...

Lisa said...

according to this, I am athletic. why did it take me so long to figure this out?????? oh well, at least i'm up off the couch now!

KLN said...

Apparently I have untapped athletic reserves. Interesting . . .

GOOD LUCK this weekend, Nancy!