do you ever wonder......

our fingers... - why are they not of the same height?
Philippines
May 28, 2007 6:19am CST
why our fingers and toes are not of the same height? why wasn't the pinky created as tall as the middle finger, i wonder?
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@BarBaraPrz (20738)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
28 May 07
I can't say that I've ever wondered about this, but I guess, when we "meet our maker" we can ask then. Seriously, though, there must be some evolutionary advantage to it. Can you imagine what it would be like walking on feet where all the toes are the same length? I think I would be stumbling all the time.
• Philippines
28 May 07
that could explain the toes, but the fingers? i tried imagining holding something with all fingers the same length, it could be hard, too. maybe, it would be difficult to grasp something.
@BarBaraPrz (20738)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
28 May 07
Yeah, I was going to mention fingers, too, but hit submit without thinking, and there's no "edit" feature here that I could go back...
• Philippines
28 May 07
ha, ha, ha, lol!
• United States
28 May 07
I figure if our fingers and toes were all the same Length then it would be more difficult for us to grab on to things or pick them up. we would not be able to move in the same way as we do now.
• Philippines
28 May 07
right! we'd walk funny, too! and imagine how comical our hands would look.... lol!
• United States
28 May 07
just thinking about it brings to mind pictures of cartoon characters that have everything on the exactly the same size lol
@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
28 May 07
I thin the fingers need to be of different length to be of better use to us: for grabbing, holding etc I think the toes need to like they are to ensure maximum balance.
• Philippines
29 May 07
correct! imagine holding a glass with all fingers the same height.....
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