Purpose: To inform the audience about what their finger length tells about them. Theme: How to know more about yourself using your ring and index finger. Thesis Statement: Finger length cannot be an indicator of what or who you really are because it just informs us more about ourselves through our fingers length.
Hello there! Guys, did you know that your index finger is the best one to lose? Although it seems you need this finger more than any other, hand surgeons say that this is the best one to lose if you had a choice given by terrorists.
But wait! Don’t lose it yet! Listen to me first and look at your fingers. Did you know that the length of your fingers can indicate how healthy you are, your sporting ability and even your sexuality?
It is thought that prenatal androgens affect the genes responsible for the development of fingers, toes and the reproductive system. High levels of androgens, such as testosterone increase the length of the fourth finger in comparison to the second finger.
It is also important in the development of masculine characteristics such as aggression and strength. Evidence is growing that the length of your fingers can tell you a lot about yourself. So here are the five things your fingers say about you. Your sexuality. The most obvious thing the length of your finger tells you is your sexuality. Scientist from the University of California taught that higher levels of androgen in the womb influence both finger length and sexual orientation. According to the study, men’s ring fingers are normally longer than their index fingers, while in women, ring fingers are normally shorter or tend to be the same length as their index fingers.
A study also showed that lesbian women also tended to have more “masculine arrangement”-that is, they had shorter index fingers. Comparison between all men showed no differences. Only gay men with several older brothers had an unusually “masculine” finger ratio-in other words, they had significantly shorter index fingers. Homosexual men without older brothers had finger length ratios indistinguishable from heterosexual men, indicating that factors other than hormones-such as genetic influences-also contribute to sexual orientation.
That you make a lot of money, or not. Researchers in Cambridge discovered that stock traders with long ring fingers made more up to 11 times their earnings than colleagues with shorter ring fingers. Again, this can be chalked up to higher testosterone, which can make men more assertive and likely to take risks. According to a new study, having a relatively long ring finger, augurs well for success in those high-stress financial arenas where fast thinking, good reflexes and good-old fashioned guts matter most. A long ring finger indicate greater exposure to testosterone in the womb which in turn gives “high-frequency” traders a biological leg up by encouraging the development of the right mix of mental attitude and physical skills for making money in a cutthroat business.
How good you are at sports. Men and women whose ring fingers are longer that their index fingers are more likely to have an aptitude for sports. The correlation is particularly strong says finger expert Dr. John Manning, in middle and long distance runners. Those who have short index fingers may also do better in playing tennis and soccer and they are also more likely to be left-handed. That you are good at math. It has long been known that boys tend to do better on math tests while girls do better at writing, reading and verbal tests. Scientist behind this study suggests that measurement of finger length could help predict how well children will do in math and literacy.
Scientist at the University of Bath found that children with masculine ring fingers- that is, long ring finger than their index fingers, do better in math tests than in literacy tests. Alternately, children whose second and fourth fingers are the same length perform better in literacy tests. Again, this is because of hormones called testosterone and estrogen. Testosterone lengthens ring fingers and is associated with greater math and spatial functions, while estrogen lengthens index fingers and is associated with greater verbal skills. If you are prone to arthritis. Researchers at the University of Nottingham have now discovered that arthritis could be connected to the hands. Having a ring finger longer than an index finger nearly doubles the chance of developing osteoarthritis in the knees and hips. And according to the study, the risk was grater in women than in men.
Fingers are really significant to all of us and it is impossible for us to live without them. These things are facts gathered from the studies that can help us to know and inform ourselves better. But still, you yourself can define what or who you really are even without knowing these facts. These ideas that I have brought onto you are just guidelines. Your finger length differences won’t exactly define who you really are. Our health always depends on our lifestyle. Our future is the reward or the consequences of what we are doing in our present, it is in our hands not on our fingers. Let me end this speech with a quote by Fred Dehner, “The best helping hand that you would ever receive is the one at the end of your own arm.”