12 Incredible Thumb Facts. - Random Facts

Published : 2014-12-30 (over 3 years Ago) - Last updated over 3 years Ago

12 Incredible thumb facts

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1. The phrase “rule of thumb” is derived from an old Eng­lish law that said you couldn’t beat your wife with any­thing wider than your thumb.
2. A 29 year old California man tore a tendon in his thumb after playing "Candy Crush Saga" on his smartphone all day for 6 8 weeks.
3. The space between your pointer finger and thumb is called the "purlicue."
4. Rather than flicking off a rude driver, give them a thumbs down—it’ll do a better job of making them feel ashamed.
5. When babies in the womb are seen sucking their thumb, they are sucking their right thumb 90% of the time.
6. Bruce Lee could do one handed push ups using only his index finger and his thumb.
7. Your thumb is the same length as your nose. Also, the length of your lips is the same as the index finger.
8. You can stop a toothache by rubbing ice on the back of your hand, on the webbed area between your thumb and index finger.
9. Your thumb is the same length as your nose.
10. A real estate agents rule of thumb: To estimate what a house will sell for, ask the owner what its worth and subtract 10%.
11. Pumpkin rule of thumb: the darker the shell, the longer the pumpkin lasts.
12. To escape the grip of a crocodile's jaws, push your thumbs into its eyeballs. It will let you go instantly.
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