Letters from the Lunar Outpost

Desire and force between them are responsible for all our actions; desire causes our voluntary acts, force our involuntary.
- Blaise Pascal, French Scientist and Religious Philosopher (1623-1662)

Woman's Hand

Women's hands generally have ring and index fingers of the same length.

Vive la différence! Yet another difference between the sexes, maybe you’d heard this before, but in a life with my own fair share of hand-holding, I’d never once noticed this general rule: women’s hands, generally, sport a ring finger and an index finger of approximately the same length, whereas men’s hands typically have ring fingers that stretch out longer than their index fingers.

And as that bit of info probably has you looking at your own hand and checking the comparative length of your digits, here’s maybe the most interesting part of it: Korean researchers say that in men, the longer the ring finger compared to the index finger, the longer the penis. They actually did a study on it.

Sounds like an old wives’ tale, but looks like it really is backed up by scientific proof. And here all these years I’d been wondering why the heck that ring finger of mine stretched out so freakishly far past my index.


This is the ring finger of a well-hung man.

This is the ring finger of a well-hung man.

The article goes on to say that “in 2000, a controversial study suggested women who had a 2D:4D ratio more typical of a man’s were more likely to be lesbians.” I’m not even going to go there, but I can tell you that if I’m ever back single and dating again, you know I’ll be spying a glance at that woman’s digits. And if her ring finger is indeed longer than the index, I’ll take it as a challenge to turn a gay girl straight.

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