posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 03:55 PM
Originally posted by Aeons
Throwng the horns is clearly intentional.
Not always. Sometimes, yes. There have been hundreds of youtube videos showing montages of photos.
I'd say only about half, if that, are actual intentional "horn throwing."
The other half are basic human physiology.
I'm not an anatomist, so forgive me if I don't identify the parts of the hand correctly, but there's a strong tie between the (tendons? ligaments?)
of the middle and ring fingers. Try wiggling all your fingers independently. For most people, the middle and ring fingers tend to move together. Of
course, musicians and other people who practice and train for it can gain greater finger independence, but for most of us, those two fingers might as
well be taped together unless we're doing something that needs individual finger control (such as typing, for instance).
I would argue, then, that more than half of the so-called horn-throwing pictures are shots taken mid-wave, where the person being photographed isn't
putting any specific intent into their finger positions, and naturally the middle and ring come out in a different position than the index and pinky.