Saturday, April 3, 2010

Can You Tell?

everybody's been talking about religion all day. to break the monotony: maiba naman.
i have a 99.9% accuracy in telling if someone is 'one of us'. but did you know that aside from that instinct, physiology also plays a role?

myth:
"pare, I can totally tell he's gay! gay fingers!"

reality:
suprisingly, there's some grain of truth in this. it's called digit ratio theory and multiple studies have confirmed it.

according to the theory, if you have a longer ring finger, it means you got more testosterone as a fetus and are more likely to be hyperactive, aggressive and be as straight as a ruler.

a longer index finger, on the other hand, means more estrogen, making you more neurotic and sensitive. so if your index finger is way longer than your ring finger, you're like the pinkest fairy ever, right? wrong.

actually, it's more of a combination. the more equal your ring and index fingers are, the higher your probability of coming out (pun intended) gay.

interesting, huh? how were you reading this post until you checked your fingers?

for a more in depth discussion (if your into that kinda thing):
http://www.human-nature.com/nibbs/02/manning.html

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this got me looking at photographs of celebrities. specifically their hands. pretty interesting what you'd see.

(for some bumfuck reason picassa displays really grainy pictures. but if i use other sites, it gets blocked in the office. as a work around, i've linked my flickr to the pic. click for higher res. ha take that picassa!)


Hmm....

5 comments:

iurico said...

hindi totoo to. I just took the measurement and it turned out I have a longer ring finger - e bading naman ako. at sensitive pa. bwahaha.

But yeah, im hyperactive, aggressive and obnoxious. haha

Advent Child said...

not the measurement in itself, but the ratio. divide the length of the ring finger by the pointer finger. but hey, it works for most people. you're an exception. hehehe

iurico said...

ratio ba?! sorry naman, parang tanga lang ako at hindi naintindihan ang instructions.

hahaha - to lazy to go all through that.

Advent Child said...

hehe. cute mo.

iurico said...

*too lazy... sensya OC lang. hehehe