Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Mighty minimus

I like the idea of a New York Times article about the minimus:

The pinkie, the humble fifth finger, has long been viewed as a decorative accessory, something to extend daintily from a wine glass. So what would you lose if you didn’t have one?

Get Along Without a Pinkie? It’s Tougher Than You Might Think (New York Times)
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comments: 1

Unknown said...

Isn't it possible that people have a hard time functioning without the use of their pinkie simply because they have learned to use it? That is to say, if they were born without a pinkie, would lifting a dumbell still prove to be an arduous task?