This Is…Odd

And to think all these years I’ve been more concerned about the length of the Doctor’s fingers…

A man’s risk of prostate cancer can be gauged by looking at his hands, scientists have said.

Men whose index fingers are longer than their ring fingers are significantly less likely to develop the disease, according to a study.

It is thought less exposure to the sex hormone testosterone in the womb results in a longer index finger and may also protect against prostate cancer.

I wonder if there’s any research on the middle finger?

6 Responses to “This Is…Odd”

  1. Yojimbo says:

    I’ve always wondered how these things get started. Who was the first guy who thought to himself:”I wonder if the length of your index finger in relation to your ring finger has anything to do with your potential for prostate cancer?”

    Who was the first guy who asked:”I wonder if I can get high by licking the head of that ugly toad over there?”

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    Shit! I was supposed to lick the head?

  3. Dr Alice says:

    Well, my index finger is longer than my ring finger… hey! It works!

  4. mojo says:

    It also means they’re a werewolf. Or so I’ve been told.

  5. nightfly says:

    Hm… mine are of identical length. I’m really hosed, aren’t I?

  6. Mr. Bingley says:

    “Hosed” is probably not the word I’d use, but then both of my index fingers are shorter than their respective ring fingers so I’m off to the florist to buy flowers and candy for my proctologist.

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