Well, This Explains a Lot

By James Fallows

Former Atlantic Wire whiz Ben Carlson, now at The Daily, reports on evidence from the world of science showing that a marker of your overall wonderfulness as a man is whether your ring finger is longer than your index finger. Wonderfulness "as a man" rather than "as a person" for reasons relating to testosterone exposure in utero, and so on. Here is his chart:

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After the jump, since it is mildly shocking, an illustration of why this is good news in the local household.

Your correspondent's right hand last evening, puffy after a long day of typing but with relative dimensions clear enough.

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Science is great.

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http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2011/04/well-this-explains-a-lot/237777/