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Posts tagged ligaments and tendons

September 27, 2003

 

Double Joints

Can you bend your thumb backwards until it touches your wrist? If you join your hands behind your back, can you lift them over your head without letting go? If you can, you might be what some people call “double-jointed.” But, A Moment of Science wonders, how could anyone have double joints?

September 27, 2003

 

Contortion

Contortionists are not able to bend their bodies in extraordinary shapes because they are double jointed, instead they are flexible in several key joints.

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