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Originally posted by Putyournamehere
My knuckles bend like that too, and there's nothing special about it. Or I could be a hybrid?
Originally posted by tport17
Why do people create a new thread and then run away?
I'll assume the picture I posted is what you are talking about...I guess?
If so, what is your idea? They can bend their thumb because they are reptilian?
Pretty sure this is all it is.
edit on 20-12-2012 by tport17 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by aspiechick
Like this one:
OHs thumb (his other thumb is just as "weird")... I can assure you he's neither on telly, in politics, or a royal... and as far as I can tell he's not reptilian either.
Originally posted by pavmas
No your thumb is straight
Someone who has a thumb which bends backwards when extended is said to have a hitchhiker's thumb. This is a genetic trait, and it does not interfere with the thumb's normal functions. Hitchhiker's thumb is also not linked with any other genetic conditions; it is simply an interesting phenotype, akin to people who can curl their tongues. To see if you have a hitchhiker's thumb, make a fist and extend your thumb. If you notice a significant bend, you have inherited this trait.