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Rich Men Have Long Index Fingers

Man Hands: Rich Men Have Freakishly Long Index Fingers

There's a 30 Rock episode where Tracy Jordan tries to get in touch with the common man, so he befriends a janitor, saying "I like you. Can I feel the rough skin on your hands?"

Judging economic status by hand smoothness is good enough for Tracy Jordan and Charles Dickens novels but not science. Nope, science got scientific and found rich guys have index fingers that are longer than their ring fingers.

To be fair to the researchers, the connection between finger length and money is a byproduct of a larger study. Large amounts of testosterone in the womb affects finger length, and large amounts of testosterone in life make men alpha — wealth and success inevitably follow. But is anyone taking this seriously?


Yes. The longer the index finger, Fiona Macrae writes in the Daily Mail, "the greater the chance that he is a go-getter who doesn't take no for an answer, whether it is sealing a financial deal or trying to win a girl's heart."

Yes, because that's what all women want: men who don't take no for an answer.

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