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Poll: How long is your pinky finger? (230 member(s) have cast votes)

How Long is your Pinky Finger?

  1. Below last joint on ring finger (152 votes [66.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 66.09%

  2. Even with last joint on ring finger (60 votes [26.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.09%

  3. Above last joint on ring finger (18 votes [7.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.83%

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 10:54 AM

My 6th grade dd's homework last night was a dominant/recessive trait check of the family. One of the things on the sheet was pinky curvature. I think it was a recessive trait. The most interesting one on there was how you fold your hands together (like holding hands with yourself) Right thumb on top was dominant, left on top recessive. I have the dominant trait, my husband the recessive. The girls are one of each as well. Makes me wonder if I passed one of them the celiac gene too :( .......
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Posted 22 September 2007 - 03:02 PM

Not sure how to vote as the left pinky is even and the right one is longer.

How can you live almost 59 years and not realize they are different lengths! :rolleyes:

My hand folding is recessive - never knew that either!


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Posted 22 September 2007 - 07:19 PM

I think if I had to chose one, I would pick my most dominate hand.

I don't think there is any hard and fast rules on this.

I would like to THANK EVERYONE for participating in this, it's been really interesting.

I hope at least 100 participate.

Thanks again Everyone!!! :lol:

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Posted 24 September 2007 - 08:24 AM

Well I just joined this site, and I just voted!
Both of my pinky fingers are shorties!

I've just been told that I am gluten intolerant.

Looking forward to more conversations!
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Posted 02 December 2008 - 03:32 AM

Hi, I am waiting for blood test results, but my doctor & I are pretty sure I have Celiac. I'm so much better on the gluten free diet. My pinkys are both shorter than the last knuckle before the ring finger. I'm going to be looking at all my friends' hands. :P

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 09:58 AM

Both pinkies are just a little bit below the joint under the nail. I'm glad you clarified that way. At first when you said the last joint, I though you meant the one closest to my palm. When I go home for Christmas, I'm going to look at everyone's hands in my family. I have 6 siblings and no one will get tested! I hope they all have really long pinkies.
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Posted 02 December 2008 - 01:14 PM

Long pinkies don't protect you! Both of mine are considerably above the last joint.
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Posted 02 December 2008 - 01:53 PM

Both of mine are just even with the joint. I don't have a formal diagnosis of Celiac because by the time I had the blood testing and biopsy I had been gluten free for 6 months, but I do have a diagnosis of gluten intolerance.
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Posted 02 December 2008 - 10:04 PM

my left pinkie is shorter than my right pinky
my left pinkie is shorter than the joint
my right pinking is slightly above the joint

but I voted based on the top of my pinky finger,
I was confused with the whole under the nail thing
now I am not sure if I did it right?

funny thing to think about.. probably isn't true

I fold my hands the recessive way.. my left thumb goes on top.
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Posted 02 December 2008 - 10:22 PM

I have tiny pinkies, especially for a guy. My pinkies are smaller than those of some girls I know. My fingers are a little small in general. Which is kind of a curse for me because I play guitar, actually I'm trying to become a professional musician, and having large hands makes things so much easier for guitar players. Jimi Hendrix had 11-inch hands! I have to work extra hard to play his music. :(

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 07:53 AM

DH went around his office and everyone has short pinkies. I'm wondering if this is just normal and most people have it. He also said it depsends on if its palm side of back of the hand.
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Posted 03 December 2008 - 02:45 PM

Mine is shorter-- so your Drs theory works for me!
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Posted 03 December 2008 - 04:03 PM

He gave me this diagnosed based on the length of my pinky finger. He said that if your pinky finger falls below the last joint, under your nail, on your ring finger, that that means you have gluten intolerance.

Mine is above the first joint. Celiac confirmed with bloodwork, endo, diet.
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Posted 04 December 2008 - 12:42 AM

Hi all,
This is a link to a Slide show in PDF Format (open with Acrobat Reader)
Slide 51 shows the 'Short Pinky and associates it with celiac disease and Downs.
Gluten Sensitivity, celiac disease and Chronic Brain Syndrome
Well worth looking at the whole Presentation.
Best Regards,
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Posted 04 December 2008 - 07:55 AM

I think this all is making me look at my pinkies too much! :rolleyes:

But this curved pinkie comment made me wonder about a different angle: curved toes. My pinkie toes curve under the next toe, and the "ring" toe on one foot curves under my middle toe so far that my middle toe doesn't touch the ground when I walk! When I paint my toenails, I do them all, but seriously, you can barely see those three. The doctor was concerned about this when I was a baby and young child, but since I never had any problems with walking, that was the end of that.

So now I'm just looking at all of my digits too much!! :P

I think that may be related to Turner's Syndrome, but I haven't really researched it.
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