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17 December 2009

Finger facts

Did you know your ring finger reveals more than your marital status? And SMSing is changing the way your fingers do their work?

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Did you know your ring finger reveals more than your marital status? And SMSing is changing the way your fingers do their work?
The Health24 Team

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  • Without your thumb your hand would perform 60 per cent fewer tasks. It is a remarkably versatile body part but its most important role is to grasp things.
  • With the advent of SMSing, MXit and computer games the thumb has developed a technology-specific function. But this digit is also taking over the functions of other fingers – pressing the doorbell, for example – especially among kids and teenagers who spend so much time SMSing.

Read the complete article in the Summer 2009/2010 issue of YOU Pulse. On shelves now.

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