There are no muscles in your fingers. Their function is controlled by muscles in your palms and arms. technicalrescuesystems.ne…
Domestic dogs are one of only a few species that can understand that the human gesture of pointing means, "look in the direction my finger is pointing". Other animals, including wolves and other primates, don't understand how it works and will only be interested in your outstretched finger. patriciamcconnell.com/the…
A chicken can be hypnotized, or put into a trance by drawing a line along the ground with a stick or a finger, starting at the beak and extending in front of the chicken. If the chicken is hypnotized in this manner, it will continue to stare at the line, remaining immobile for up to 30 minutes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
The term β€œGreen Thumb” comes from the fact that algae growing on the outside of earthenware pots will stain a person's thumb (and fingers) if he or she handles enough pots. Hence, a person who is always working with flowerpots has a green thumb almanac.com/fact/can-you-…
In 897, 7 months after dying, Pope Formosus' rotting corpse was exhumed, propped on a throne, and put on trial for a variety of offenses. A deacon sat behind the corpse answering for it, and unsurprisingly the corpse was found guilty of all charges and punished by having three fingers cut off. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cad…
Mere hours after JFK was killed, a Secret Service agent almost shot Lyndon Johnson. Gerald Blaine was guarding Johnson’s home when he heard suspicious footsteps in the dark. He brought the gun to his chest and put his finger on the trigger β€” only to see that the man was Johnson himself. newsfeed.time.com/2010/10…
Daniel Craig did all his stunts himself for the Bond franchise and has been injured multiple times including having his two front teeth shattered, losing the tip of a finger, spraining his arm, his knee, and twisting his ankle. esquire.com/entertainment…
Today I learned about Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome, an inborn error of metabolism who's clinical hallmark is self-mutilation. The behavior begins after teething, as infants bite off their lower lip/perioral tissue. Later in life, affected patients are known to stab themselves and amputate fingers, toes, and tongue. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
The famous photo of Johnny Cash giving the middle finger at San Quentin in 1969 was taken by photographer Jim Marshall when Marshall asked Cash to share his feelings on the prison authorities, saying to Cash, "John, let's do a shot for the warden" nme.com/news/music/johnny…
An 9 foot alligator clamped onto the leg of 10-yr-old Florida girl Juliana Ossa. She thought of a plan she'd learned in "Gatorland" where she saw a guy wrestle a gator with its mouth taped. The situation was reversed, so Juliana stuck her fingers up the gator's nose, and it released her leg. nbcnews.com/news/us-news/…
Today I learned about "Vibration white finger" also known as "hand-arm vibration syndrome". A secondary form of Raynaud's syndrome that's triggered by continuous use of vibrating hand-held machinery. Fingers and parts of the hand turn white due to prolonged vibration exposure. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vib…
Some countries use semi-permanent ink in a finger to prevent voting more than once because they don't have a good people identification system to do that en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ele…
Based on the books, Hannibal Lecter has six fingers on his left hand. screenrant.com/hannibal-l…
Today I learned about professional breast massages in Japan. Masseuses use fingers in motions that simulate the baby’s suckling of the nipple, in order to improve milk production for new mothers. japantimes.co.jp/communit…
, Mel Brooks wore a fake 6th finger to get his handprint in the sidewalk at Grauman's Chinese Theater. cbsnews.com/news/mel-broo…
Today I learned about The LUKE Arm, a high-tech prosthetic arm with fingers that can move with your thoughts and mimic the feel of objects, inspired by the robotic hand that Luke Skywalker got in the Star Wars film β€œThe Empire Strikes Back". npr.org/sections/health-s…
Today i learned that you can use 3 fingers to measure the most comfortable width of your mouth. Chefs use it for burgers youtu.be/sUNFKa_stoI
James "Scotty" Doohan was badly wounded during WWII losing fingers on one hand. To hide this Star Trek used a hand double but his injury can be seen when he carries Tribbles in the famous episode. snopes.com/fact-check/jam…
Ariana Grande tried to get Japanese tattoo that read "Seven Rings" but found out later it read "Small Charcoal Grill" and then attempted to correct it, only for it to still be wrong and then read "Japanese BBQ finger" stereogum.com/2030449/ari…
There are no muscles in your fingers. Their movement is controlled by the muscles in the palm and forearm, and the tendons connected to them allow the fingers to move/bend. e-hand.com/hw/facts.htm
Hellen Keller learned to recognize and reproduce speech by putting her fingers on the throat, lips, and nose of the speaker. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tad…
A theremin is a musical instrument that depends on electromagnetic fields created around its antennae, which players move their hands or fingers around to change pitch or volume. electronics.howstuffworks…
Today I learned about the β€œThree Finger Rule” - that people can generally only open their mouth as wide as three of their own fingers stacked on top of each other. This rule can help you know if food (such as a burger) is too large to comfortably bite. pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1…
Robert Smith (singer/guitarist of The Cure) played the piano as a child, but his younger sister Janet was a piano prodigy so he switched to the guitar because "she couldn't get her fingers around the neck." Janet later married Cure guitarist Porl Thompson and played on Cure side projects. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
The ratio between the index finger and the ring finger is affected by testosterone in the womb. People with longer ring fingers are more likely to be masculine, aggressive, have autism, have longer penises (if they're male) and be lesbians (if they're female). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dig…
Some asexual people wear a black ring on the middle finger of their right hand to identify themselves to other asexuals. asexualityarchive.com/bla…
There are at least 27 methods for counting with fingers around the world. Luca Pacioli even devised a way to count up to 10,000 with both hands. researchgate.net/publicat…
Silent film star Harold Lloyd performed his stunts in the 1923 film Safety Last! effectively one-handed due to losing his right thumb and index finger while holding a bomb for publicity pictures four years earlier en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
Today I learned of Sir Rannulph Fiennes; oldest British person to summit Everest, first person to cross Antarctica on foot, completed the Transglobe Expedition, completed 7 marathons in 7 days 4 months after double heart bypass, cut off his own frostbitten fingers and was considered for the part of James Bond. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ran…
On Prince's debut album, For You, he played every instrument on the album: 27 in all. Some notable mentions include, the electric guitar, clavinet, congas, waterdrums, electric piano, finger cymbals, hand claps and several other synthesizers. bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/articl…
Today I learned of the traditional belief that there existed a 'Vena Amoris' [Latin for 'vein of love'] - a vein that ran directly from the fourth finger of the left hand to the heart. This inaccurate belief was one of the reasons that many cultures adopted the custom of wearing wedding rings on this finger. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ven…
The 2000 hit "Who Let The Dogs Out" by the Baha Men was a cover of a '98 song "Doggies" by Anslem Douglas, which was informed by a '94 techno hit by Twenty Fingers, which was taken from a '92 hit by Miami Boom, which likely was inspired by a '86 TX highschool football chant cbc.ca/radio/day6/canada-…
In cases of spinal injury emergency doctors may check for the 'bulbocavernosus reflex' where they squeeze head of the penis or the clitoris while their finger is inside the anus to check for contraction of the anal sphincter. Absence of this reflex indicates spinal cord damage pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2…
Fingernails on males grow quicker than on females. And that their growth rate is based on finger length. fingernails2go.com/10-fac…
The famous pull to refresh in most of our social medias is actually a psychologic trick linking the lever of a gambling machine, thus you anticipate more glory upon doing this some movement of finger on your screen ihpi.umich.edu/news/socia…
French call AA batteries "Mignon" (french for 'cute' or 'adorable') and Poles call them "Paluszki" (meaning 'little fingers') en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AA_…
The early YouTube hit "Charlie Bit My Finger" was found on Osama Bin Laden's computer by the CIA after his death en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Today I learned that the sound of snapping fingers isn't generated from the friction between the middle finger and the thumb, it acctually comes from your middle finger hitting the palm of your hand at a high speed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fin…
Pope Steven VI had Pope Formosus dug from the grave, placed in papal robes, put on trial, convicted of perjury, then cut off three of the corpse's fingers and thrown in the Tiber river. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cad…
Our fingerprints are formed by things such as pressure, while we form within the womb. So although monozygotic twins are nearly genetically identical, as they develop as two separate fetuses the β€œenvironmental” impact creates different patterns on their fingers. ahajournals.org/doi/full/…
There are no muscles inside your fingers. The muscles which bend the finger joints are located in the palm and up in the mid-forearm. They pull the fingers like the strings of a marionette. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fin…
Lloyds of London is known for providing unusual insurance policies. Things insured by Lloyds of London include Keith Richards' fingers, Michael Flatley's legs for $47m, Keiran Lee's penis for $1m, and the hands of the 1932 world yo-yo champion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llo…
Today I learned about Puzzle Jugs: common in 18th and 19th century taverns/pubs, these ceramic jugs required the drinker to solve a β€œpuzzle” of hidden finger holes and tubes, to drink without spilling the contents of the jug all over themselves atlasobscura.com/articles…
A Japanese TV show apparently hired 3 experts in fluid mechanics, engineering, and dentistry to determine the best way to hold a burger. After 4 months of research, they concluded that your pinkie and thumb should be on the bottom, while the remaining fingers should be on top of the burger. kotaku.com/the-perfect-wa…
Citizens of the Dutch city Zwolle are colloquially known as Bluefingers due to the 1682 sale of the town church's bells to the town of Kampen. After finding the bells too damaged for use, Kampen paid Zwolle entirely in pennies; fingers in Zwolle turned blue after counting so much change. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zwo…
In the LoTR Trilogy movies, the tip of Gimli’s middle finger was actually a prosthetic youtu.be/RUMpQsjhEbo
There is s fungus called xylaria polymorpha which looks like dead man fingers protruding from the ground. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xyl…
The Romans called giving the middle finger 'digitus impudicus', the indecent finger. It was historically a phallic gesture, the middle finger being the penis and the curled fingers on either side the testicles. bbc.com/news/magazine-169…
When trying to expand into the China in the late 1980s, KFC mistakenly mistranslated their famous β€œIt’s Finger Lickin’ Good” slogan to β€œEat Your Fingers Off” businessinsider.com/sloga…
It is rare to have hair growing from the mid section of your index finger. udel.edu/~mcdonald/mythdi…
Jason Hook, lead guitarist for metal band Five Finger Death Punch, got his big break as the guitarist for Hilary Duff’s live touring band in 2000. blabbermouth.herokuapp.co…
Today I learned of the Dvorak keyboard layout. Its fans say that it requires less finger motion and as a result reduces errors, increases typing speed, and reduces repetitive strain injuries. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dvo…
The reason police tap on taillights or run their fingers along the side of a car during a traffic stop is because it left fingerprints used to identify the vehicle afterwards without pictures or video. Now all patrol cars have cameras but it still occurs since it was part of training for decades thelawdictionary.org/arti…
Today I learned about the Cadaver Synod. In 897 Rome, the deceased Pope Formosus was dug up, tried in the Papal Court for "crimes", found guilty, was stripped of Papal title, 3 fingers were cut off and the body buried in a graveyard meant for foreigners. Then it was re-exhumed and thrown in the Tiber River. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cad…
If your fingers are severed and reattached, or undergo nerve damage, they will no longer shrivel in water. link.springer.com/article…
Today I learned about Finger Binary. A method to count up to 31 on one hand and up to 1024 on two hands mathsisfun.com/numbers/bi…
Osama bin Laden had the 'Charlie bit my finger' video on his computer when his compound was raided. digg.com/2017/osama-bin-l…
Matthew Perry lost the tip of his middle finger as a child β€œdue to an unfortunate door-shutting accident” ruinmyweek.com/entertainm…
In the past, the natives of Tonga would cut off finger tips and offer them to the Gods. They did this to cure a sick relative. This resulted in a severe shortage of finger tips. nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/s…
Peeling off scotch tape in a moderate vacuum produces enough X-rays to generate an x-ray image of your finger. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sco…
A man in Vermont, upset with local officials for denying a building permit for his proposed business, paid $4,000 to build a giant illuminated middle finger statue on his property. β€œIf you don’t want to look at the building, look at this." He said to the Development Review Board. boston.com/news/local-new…
Women in the Dani tribe in Indonesia amputate a part of their fingers to grieve a loved one's death. It’s believed finger cutting keeps the deceased person’s restless spirit away, as well as symbolising the pain of bereavement. news.com.au/travel/destin…
Upon hearing of Napoleon's abdication, the Duke of Wellington - a famously stoic individual - broke into an impromptu flamenco dance, spinning around on his heels and clicking his fingers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art…
Jason Hook, the current guitarist for the heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch, began his career as a studio and stage guitarist for Hillary Duff. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jas…
Mel Brooks put on a prosthetic 11th finger while adding his handprint to the Hollywood Walk of Fame eonline.com/news/577576/m…
Your fingers prune after some time in water as a nervous system response, not as a result of absorbing water. healthline.com/health/pru…
Daniel Craig has been injured 5 times while playing James Bond. He does all of his own stunts, and has had his two front teeth smashed out, lost the tip of a finger, sprained his arm and knee in separate incidents, and pulled his ankle. esquire.com/entertainment…
Nail clubbing is a deformity of the finger or toe nails associated with a number of diseases, mostly of the heart and lungs verywellhealth.com/what-i…
The octopus stinkhorn, or devil's fingers, is a non-poisonous fungus found all over the world. The starfish-shaped fruiting body emerges vertically and spreads out, making the gleba accessible to insects which facilitate the distribution of spores. Mature stinkhorns smell like rotting flesh. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
In the Czech and Slovak Language you can create an entire sentence without a single vowel in it: "Strč prst skrz krk" meaning "Stick a finger through your throat". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Str…
In Japan multiple people have died or been injured by having compressed air being blasted into their anus due to the cultural precedent of a prank kids play where they clasp the fingers of both hands together to form an imaginary gun with which they poke their unsuspecting victim in the anus. asiatimes.com/2018/07/art…
Neil Armstrong was working on his farm and got his wedding ring stuck in the gears of a tractor. He didn’t get it out in timeβ€”his ring and ring finger got torn clean off. He then packed it in some ice and drove himself to the hospital to get it reattached portablepress.com/blog/20…
, during the filming of Escape to Victory, Sylvester Stallone broke a finger trying to save a penalty kick from PelΓ© bbc.com/sport/football/25…
Today I learned of Django Reinhardt, a Jazz Gutiarist of the 1930's. He has been called one of the greatest musicians of the twentieth century, and he's among the first to play Jazz that featured guitar as the lead instrument. Doing it all while only having 3 fingers on his left hand due to a fire in 1928. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dja…
Tony Iommi, of Black Sabbath, accidentally cut off the tips of two fingers on his right hand on his last day of work in a sheet metal factory. He was depressed, until his factory manager told him about Django Reinhardt- a guitarist who had also lost some fingers. It inspired him to play. youtube.com/watch?v=APTjx…
Mister Rogers was bullied as a child. "I used to cry to myself when I was alone," he said. "And I would cry through my fingers and make up songs on the piano." As he grew up, he decided to always look past the surface of people to the "essential invisible" within them. mentalfloss.com/article/4…
US sailors captured by North Korea, were flipping the middle finger in photos to protest the propaganda on their treatment. The North Koreans for months photographed them without knowing the real meaning of the finger, while the sailors explained that the sign meant good luck in Hawaii. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS…
Anna Ayala, the lady who tried to fraudulently sue Wendy's for finding a human finger in her chili, was sentenced to 9 years in prison for this stunt. nbcbayarea.com/news/local…
The first tiger shark to hatch inside it's mother's uterus eats all the other embryos, and at least one scientist has been bitten by unwisely sticking a finger in a pregnant tiger shark's uterus nationalgeographic.com/sc…
Tony Iommi, lead guitarist of Black Sabbath, lost the tips of the middle and ring fingers of his right hand in an accident on his last day of work in a sheet metal factory. He went on to be ranked number 25 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ton…
A ballerina was diagnosed with a detached retina in 1941 and had eye surgery. She had bed rest for 3 months, but still moved her feet. The op failed, as did another. For her third, she had a year’s bed rest. Her husband sat with her every day, using their fingers to teach her ballet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali…
Japanese bullet trains have never had fatalities due to derailments or collisions, but once a boy had his finger stuck in the closing doors and was dragged along until dead. Court fined the station officer present $5k and had Japan Railways pay the boy's parents $440k in compensation. japantimes.co.jp/news/200…
When KFC's slogan "finger lickin good" was translated into Chinese, it read "eat your fingers off" hbr.org/2011/11/kfcs-radi…
The odds of having the same finger print as someone else is 1 in 64 billion. Because there have been over 108 billion people to have ever lived on earth, many people, either dead or alive, will have to have the same fingerprint ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
It was Mick Jagger who paid Sid Vicious’ legal fees over the death of girlfriend Nancy Spungen in 1978. Jagger secretly stepped in when ex-Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren didn't lift a finger. Jagger wanted no publicity and his generosity wasn't revealed until a 2013 John Lydon interview. ultimateclassicrock.com/m…
Mel Brooks put on a prosthetic 11th finger for adding his hand print on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. eonline.com/news/577576/m…
A Scottish scientist discovered that finger prints were unique, & asked Charles Darwin to help him promote the idea. Charles Darwin shared this with his nephew, who then claimed the finding as his own. news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotl…
Fentanyl lollipops are used in the US military to treat combat casualties. They are taped to the victim's finger so that, once sedated, they let the lollipop fall from their mouth to reduce the chance of overdoses. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fen…
Boris Yeltsin lost his left thumb and index finger playing with a grenade in his youth. He would conceal that hand in his pocket or behind his tie because he was self-conscious about it. history.com/topics/russia…
Today I learned of August Dvorak, who in 1936 invented a 'perfect keyboard' which is way more efficient than regular keyboards as it requires less finger motion and reduces errors compared to the standard QWERTY keyboard arrangement. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dvo…
All characters in The Simpsons have four fingers except for God who has five fingers simpsons.fandom.com/wiki/…
When fingers and toes get pruny from prolonged exposure to water, it's not because they absorbed water directly and became mushy. The water triggers nerves under your skin to dilate blood vessels and skin tension relaxes. People with specific nerve injuries don't have this response. wikipedia.org/wiki/Wrinkl…
The stock exchange in Milan has a marble statue of a middle finger in its main plaza titled L.O.V.E. (for freedom, hate, vengeance, and eternity in Italian) by Maurizio Cattelan. The bankers wanted it removed but the government voted to keep it in place. bbc.com/news/world-europe…
Galileo's Middle Finger is on display in a museum in Florence, Italy atlasobscura.com/places/g…
The NFL tried to sue rapper M.I.A. for 100% of her earnings for life (if she ever earned over U.S. $2million) because she flipped a middle finger at the 2012 super bowl halftime show. rollingstone.com/music/mu…
At one time forks were seen as decadent and an insult to God in Europe because "God in his wisdom has provided man with natural forksβ€”his fingers." leitesculinaria.com/1157/…
They dug up a pope and put him on trial. Pope Formosus was found guilty, they cut off 3 fingers and threw them in the Tiber. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cad…
Today I learned about the Italian Unabomber, who placed tiny explosive devices inside everyday objects, including tomato sauce, a Nutella jar, and an egg, in public spaces in parts of Italy. Numerous people, including children, lost fingers and limbs. The bomber operated from 1994 to 2006 and remains unknown. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ita…
Dr Seuss wrote a 1963 film β€œThe 5000 fingers of Dr T”, about piano teacher Dr. Terwilliker, who has a mad plan to force 500 young boys to practice at his magnificent piano 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. seuss.fandom.com/wiki/The…

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