Are peoples hands becomming thinner?

waloshin

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Oct 9, 2008
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I ask this question because it seems that all people my age have alot smaller hands then our parents.

Example parent hand:



Our average hand:

 

eawmp1

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Feb 19, 2008
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I ask this question because it seems that all people my age have alot smaller hands then our parents
When you are your parents' ages, your hands will likely not be as thin as they are now. Bet your parents are wrinklier and grayer also.
 

satty

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Could it be that parents and specially grandparents had to do more physical work with their hands than our generation?

Gardening and growing their own food, plus a job as builder, factory worker etc., was standard in those times, while I spend all day typing on a keyboard and moving a mouse around.

Surely, the different use of the hand has an impact on the shape and skin consistency.
 

MrCheeto

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Nov 2, 2008
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Proficiency in nose mining is the latest of human evolutionary advancements, right after the advent of 1337 5p01x¡¡¡

Gravity pulls the fat in our fingers to the finger tips, thus there is less of a space between the webbing and the tips as well as they are more bulbous around the tip.

 

MrCheeto

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Nov 2, 2008
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Well, think of it this way:

With only an iPhone finger, it will only be easier to discern whether or not someone just gave you "the" finger...

.|...-.-
 

leomac08

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Jul 12, 2009
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Proficiency in nose mining is the latest of human evolutionary advancements, right after the advent of 1337 5p01x¡¡¡

Gravity pulls the fat in our fingers to the finger tips, thus there is less of a space between the webbing and the tips as well as they are more bulbous around the tip.

Good choice on photo! This is my favorite. :D <3

well speaking about pokemon....this is my favorite....:D
 

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