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Posts tagged fingers

October 14, 2016


Three neon lights in the shapes of hand. The left is orange-red. The middle is bright green. The right is red.

The Future in the Palm of Your Hand

What does the crystal ball reveal for human evolutionary future? Is it six-fingered hands for everyone?

October 12, 2012


numbers 18-56

How People In Greenland Learn How To Count

The counting system of native Greenlanders not only uses all ten fingers, but all ten toes as well!

September 25, 2011


Four fingers, wrinkled from water immersion

Wrinkles Reconsidered – Why Your Fingers And Toes Wrinkle When Wet

A Moment Of Science revisits the science of hands and feet that wrinkle when wet.

May 25, 2010



Why Do We Have 10 Fingers And 10 Toes?

Why not 5 or 15? Why is 10 the magic number when it comes to fingers and toes?

March 30, 2009


Baby elephant with mother

The Origin of Fingers and Toes

Before about 360 million years ago, no vertebrates had limbs. They all shared the same fish-like body shape. But around that time something exciting happened.

February 21, 2006



Cool Cash

It neat, it's educational, and best of all, it doesn't involve anything that could explode or become poisonous or make a terrible smell.

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