Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Our Opposable Thumb

Could You…
Tie Your Shoelace…
Pick up a Coin from a Flat Surface…
Open a Jar…
Write Your Name With a Pencil…
Turn the Key in the Keyhole.

If you dint have a Thumb? what will u do.


Tape your thumb to the side of your hand and see how handicapped you become!

The wonderful thing about our thumb is that it is opposable, that is, it can touch any other finger on the hand. This enable us to pick up things from the floor, grasp tool such as a hammer, and to use tools such as a needle. Our ability to make and use tools has made us masters of the planet.

Apes, Old World monkey and some other animals have opposable thumbs too but they have not been able to capitalize on this advantage because of their limited intelligence.

10 comments:

Sumonk said...

Wonderful observation Jeevan, Have a wonderful evening my friend.

with love
Suman

Aatma said...

Completely agree with you Jeevan

Narayanan Venkitu said...

Very True. I can imagine the difficulties we would face if we didn't have a thumb or if we lost it.

No wonder we all sucked our thumbs when we were born.!! LOL :)

Good one Jeevan.!!

Prasanna said...

Good One Jeevan. I wondor How Yekalaivan would have managed. Good find.

Jagan said...

nice one da .. nice to kno tht you got a
call from narayana venkitu ..its really nice of him to do that .:-)

awakeningcoma said...

opposable thumb which supports us good one,for ur phone no
my email id is prathap.cp@gmail.com

Jeevan said...

Suman – thanks friend, have a wonderful evening.

Aatma – with our thumb it is very difficult to live.

Jeevan said...

Venkitu sir – it is very difficult for children with out sucking there thumb. My aunty sons also suck his thumb, in his age 6.

Prasanna – thanks friend. I can’t imagine how will be it with out thumb.

Jeevan said...

Jagan – thanks da. It is very nice to talk with him.

Awakening – thumb is an important part of our body, with out that it is very difficult. Check u r e-mail inbox.

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