The length of children's fingers may hint at their natural abilities in math and language, a new study suggests.Full article available on yahoo.com. (Emphasis added.)
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Specifically, boys whose index fingers were short compared with their ring fingers tended to excel at numbers and girls with index and ring fingers of similar length tended to do better on the verbal portion of the test.
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My ring and index fingers are practically twins. I'm gifted! Why is my fat little hand resting on a "Débutant" level book then? Leave it to me to be the aberration - a freak of nature! I bet the length between the ring finger and pinky correlates to motivation and attention span.
[p.s. Laura, perhaps you were on to something with your "Show And Tell" toes!]