Finger facts

The Indians call the thumb the mother, the Somalis call the grandfather, the Malays the elder brother of the rest of the fingers.

The width of the thumb (more precisely, its nail) is one of the natural measures of length: this is how they teach in elementary school to determine the centimeter

The thumbnail grows the slowest and coils when allowed to grow sufficiently. Some people are able to twist the extreme phalanx of the thumb almost in a right angle back.

On the legs, only the thumbs have the name. For the rest, nothing definitive was invented

In most languages, the ring finger is not. In many European languages, it is called the ring finger, as rings are often worn on it. In ancient times, there was a belief that from the ring finger of the left hand a straight vein leads to the heart, a symbol of love. Therefore, both the Egyptians and Romans wore wedding rings on the ring finger of their left hand.

In Finnish, Tatar and Persian, the ring finger is also called the ring finger. According to some linguists, this name reflects the belief in the magical properties of the finger and the fear of pronouncing its name.

If we compare people with long and people with short fingers, then the former can be very diligent, they can go into details well, but people with short (especially knotty) fingers see the general better.

Therefore, the best administrators, managers, directors of large enterprises, military leaders, etc. - people with short fingers. People with long fingers are not suitable for such a life path, although they are more thoughtful, patient, caring, often softer in handling and calmer than people with short fingers.

However, fingers that are too short with a big hand indicate mental retardation, and too long fingers give the type of people lost in small things, fearful and lacking in horizons.

The thumb characterizes the individuality of a person and can say a lot about him. The upper joint of the thumb characterizes will and initiative, the second joint, logic, and the third, lower joint - our heart affairs. The degree of manifestation of these qualities can be judged by the length of the corresponding joints. If a person hides his thumb (in a fist, in a pocket, etc.), then he is hiding his personality or his intentions. The knot between the upper and second joints is called the “independence knot”, and the knot between the second and lower joints is called the “symmetry knot”. The more developed these nodes are, the more developed these qualities are.

If the length of the ring finger approaches the length of the middle finger, then this indicates the presence of passion in the nature of this person, but at the same time, a very short ring finger indicates a tendency to murder, especially if the finger is ugly and has a damaged nail

The longer, stronger and more mobile the little finger, the more abilities a person has for oratory, the more independent and independent his character is and the richer he is endowed by nature. Very few people can move their little finger independently of other fingers, while it is this ability with a well-developed and long little finger that indicates the independence of our judgments and the presence of human freedom. (A long little finger is considered to be one that is longer than the fold between the first (nail) and second joints of the ring finger). A short little finger means little independence and inner lack of freedom. People with a small pinky are predisposed to poetry, but often live by someone else's behest, are not adventurous and do not show initiative

On some hands, the index, ring and pinky fingers are slightly curved towards the middle finger - all fingers seem to "look" in the middle. This indicates that a person does not set himself several goals in life that differ from each other, but on the contrary, having outlined one goal, he goes to it with a firm step. On the contrary, there are hands on which the fingers are curved from the middle finger. These people are incapable of concentration. They are scattered in thoughts and deeds, not reaching the goal. There is also some curvature of all fingers towards the little finger - this is a sign of unhappiness in thoughts, and sometimes in life.

If you put your hand on the table, then on some hands the fingers lie on the table as if straight, while on the other the nail joints are bent up or down, "looking up or down." If the fingers "look up", then the more the nail joint is bent, the more developed curiosity, at the same time it indicates the subtlety of feelings, courtesy, and, in part, extravagance. With the concavity of the upper joints to the palm, thrift is observed, reaching, depending on the sharpness of the bend, to stinginess

Well-developed, mobile fingers indicate a mobile mind. Fingers undeveloped, poorly bent - clumsiness of mind, often dullness

A fresh fingerprint weighs approximately one millionth of a gram. It contains water, fats, proteins and salts secreted by the skin

The finger is able to feel vibrations with an amplitude of two ten-thousandths of a millimeter

From the results of research of Canadian psychologists from the University of Alberta (University of Alberta), located in Edmonton (Edmonton), it appears that the ratio of the length of the index to ring fingers may indicate the level of aggressiveness and behavior of people. So, the shorter a man's index finger is compared to the ring finger, the more noisy and aggressive he behaves. In women, this pattern was not found.