The Washington Times - March 13, 2009, 12:16PM

A study in Qatar suggests that boys whose ring fingers are longer than their middle fingers will run faster than boys whose fingers are more symmetrical, LiveScience is reporting.

Researchers attribute the correlation between speed and finger-length ratios to the boys’ exposure to testosterone in the womb.


Other studies show that finger length can predict men’s aggression and intelligence, women’s athletic ability, and the risk of osteoartthritis in men and women.

I don’t want to brag, but I do have long fingers.  I just don’t know what to do with them.

These finger-length studies sound like they’re on solid ground.  If I remember correctly, E.T. the extraterrestrial had really long fingers, and he was some kind of freakin’ genius.

What if you have short fingers but just try harder in everything you do?  Do your fingers grow?