What does finger length say about athletic ability? In a BBC project “Secrets of the Sexes” John T. Manning risked his reputation by participating in an experiment with six athletes: all 5000 meters specialists… the outcome is simply astonishing!

Professor John T. Manning explains how finger length relates to testosterone & athletic behavior.

Professor John T. Manning explains:

“… What I should be able to do is look at the differences between the ring finger and index finger, and on that basis rank these runners: first, second, third, fourth and so on. In theory that should work.”

Comment voice explains:

“In practice we’re providing professor Manning with photocopies of the athletes hands. And in return he’s risking his reputation by providing us with the results of a race that has yet to be run.”

You can now learn more about the fascinating ‘2D:4D digit ratio’: take a look at the outcome of this rather remarkable experiment – you will likely enjoy it, and probably… you will remember the outcome easily!!! (starting at 2:05 of the youtube video)

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The hand of Usain Bolt – the fastest runner ever!

Usain Bolt has a low 2D:4D digit ratio.Jamaicans are known for having a low 2D:4D finger ratio.The olympic gold medal 4x 100m relay team from Jamaica.

Long ring fingers drive faster!

Long ring fingers drive faster!

Finger length & traffic violations: long ring fingers drive faster!!

New research from Germany has pointed out that men with long ring fingers (low 2D:4D ratio) may more easily get into trouble – by driving too fast, overtaking on dangerous roads, or parking illegally. For, men with long ring fingers reported more traffic violations!

Earlier research pointed out that men with long ring fingers show more: agression, assertiveness, and they take more financial risks!

New ring finger research from Germany:

Researchers at the University of Mainz recruited 77 male drivers at an average age of 38. Each volunteer had their left hand scanned to measure the difference in length between the ring and index fingers.

They then had to provide details of all driving offences within the previous five years. Just over a third of the drivers reported having penalty points on their licences, ranging from one to 20, for offences ranging from speeding to drink driving.

The results, published in the journal Accident Analysis and Prevention, showed men with longer ring fingers were more likely to have offended.

In a report on their findings the researchers said: ‘A longer ring finger than index finger was related to more traffic violations. Hormone exposure in the womb might increase traffic violations in later life.’

Learn how to measure your 2D:4D finger length ratio!

By the way, earlier reports pointed out that Jamaicans are known for having the long ring finger, and young sprinters with long ring fingers appear to have more sprint talent (indicated by faster sprints) … some anecdotal evidence is provided by Usain Bolt, the world’s fastest man – who has the long ring finger … and had a car-crash accident earlier this year!!

Usain Bolt's car crash photo shoot!

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About: long ring fingers, testosterone & men who drive too fast!
Finger length & agression: a continuing story!
What they say about men with long ring fingers!
More stories about the ring finger!
Usain Bolt has the long ring finger – a measure for sprint talent!

Usain Bolt has the long ring finger, female sprinters from Jamaica as well!

Usain Bolt has the long ring finger, female sprinters from Jamaica as well!

Usain Bolt has the long ring finger, a marker for sprint talent!

The 2008 olympics in Beijing pointed out that Jamaican sprinter Usain Bold is the fastest man on sprint ever! And last sunday he set another new world record 100m sprint at the Athletics World Championships 2009 Berlin.

How come that Jamaican sprinters run so fast?

Source: Why do Jamaicans run faster? It’s in their fingers!

SPRINT RESEARCH (2009)

Earlier this year research on the hands of sprinters pointed out that a long ring finger (low 2D:4D ratio) relates to a fast sprint – new photos indicate: both male sprinters AND female sprinters from Jamaica have the long ring finger!

BERLIN 2009 RESULTS OF JAMAICAN SPRINT-TEAM SO FAR:

• 2x Golden medal
(Usain Bolt – 100m sprint men, Shelly-Ann Fraser – 100m sprint women);
• 1x Silver medal
(Kerron Stewart – 100m sprint women);
• 1x Bronze medal
(Asafa Powell – 100m sprint men).

Female sprinters from Jamaica have the long ring finger as well, a marker for sprint talent.

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Britsh research points out that men whose ring fingers are longer than their index fingers run faster.

Britsh research points out that men whose ring fingers are longer than their index fingers run faster.

‘The World’s Fastest Hand’ – research points out: long ring finger relates to a fast sprint!

The 2008 olympics in Beijing pointed out that Jamaican sprinter Usain Bold has the world’s FASTEST hand… ever!

How come that Jamaican sprinters run so fast? John Manning’s new finger research points out that a long ring finger (low 2D:4D ratio) relates to a fast sprint – other research indicates: Jamaicans have the longest ring finger!

Source: The world’s fastest hand: why Usain Bolt & other Jamaicans run faster!

NEW SPRINT RESEARCH (2009)

British researchers have found that finger length might be a key factor in Bold’s world records at both the 100m and 200m. For, Jamaicans are known for having a low ‘2D:4D digit ratio’.

The British ‘finger professor’ John T. Manning has recently presented new research which indicates that men who have a relatively long ring finger run faster! The research was done on 241 young male sprinters at a sports talent-spotting competition in Qatar.

JAMAICANS HAVE THE LONG RING FINGER!

Manning reported in his book ‘Digit Ratio’ (2002) that the average 2D:4D digit ratio in Jamaican people is among the lowest of the various populations in the world (a finding which was confirmed in a 2004 study). This might implicate that Usain Bolt’s digit ratio is actually not very low at all … in the perspective of the fact that he is a Jamaican man! The photo below illustrates that Asafa Powell, former world record holder & the second most famous sprinter from Jamaica, has the long ring finger as well!

While Leonid Stadnyk from Ukraïne (unofficially the largest man on earth) has the world’s LARGEST hand, Usain Bolt is the fastest man ever and so he is: the World’s fastest hand!

Sprinters from Jamaica have the long ring finger.

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Basketball, finger length & fat!
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