Scientists spend so much time studying my unique athleticism — on several occasions I have been told that my body “just doesn’t make any sense” — that I sometimes forgot there are other scientists out there studying other elements of human physicality.
In Qatar, for example, they have found that people with ring fingers longer than their middle fingers tend to be faster runners:
Researchers say exposure to testosterone in the womb is behind the speedy kids and their finger-length ratios. The scientists studied 241 boys aged 10 to 17 at a talent-spotting competition in Qatar. Those with longer ring fingers were faster at every stage of a 50-meter sprint race, according to an article in The Telegraph.
Curiously enough, exposure to testosterone in the womb is also the driver behind my unique abilities.
Because my mom ate Chuck Norris. Believe that shit.
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