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#1 Charlies Aunt

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Posted 07 September 2006 - 13:00

biggrin.gif biggrin.gif Went to stay with my sister last weekend and dragged out all the family photos (Warning- only do this when very very drunk!) blink.gif Anyway, we noticed that in all pictures where we are bare-footed, our big toes stick up in the air like the thumbs up gesture! laugh.gif Also, the rest of our (all four sisters and my mums) toes can fan out! Is this :
a) A family trait?
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c) A medical phenomenon that should have immediate coverage in The Lancet?
d) Something we should be extremely worried about?

As you can imagine, this caused great hilarity with everybody taking off socks and shoes comparing toe movements! blink.gif

Would be interested to hear what other people can do with their toes! Remember, this is a family show! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif
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#2 janexxx

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Posted 07 September 2006 - 14:05

I can do that...maybe we are long lost cousins laugh.gif blink.gif

PS I once, when I was about 16, won a prize for the girl with longest big toe. (My big toe is my longest toe, I notice a lot of people have their second toe longer than their big toe...how deformed is that?? Yuk!!)
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#3 mwl1

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Posted 07 September 2006 - 14:41

Not sure about my toes - but I can sure do some cool things with my hands and fingers! Bending my thumb back at 90 degrees is just the start! biggrin.gif
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Posted 07 September 2006 - 15:12

QUOTE(janexxx @ Sep 7 2006, 03:05 PM) View Post

I can do that...maybe we are long lost cousins laugh.gif blink.gif

PS I once, when I was about 16, won a prize for the girl with longest big toe. (My big toe is my longest toe, I notice a lot of people have their second toe longer than their big toe...how deformed is that?? Yuk!!)

Errr...we could be cousins....but my second two IS longer than my big too....... ph34r.gif ph34r.gif Maybe we should remain long lost cousins!!
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Posted 07 September 2006 - 15:20

My big toe is quite large - and longer than my second toe!
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Posted 07 September 2006 - 15:38

QUOTE(mwl1 @ Sep 7 2006, 03:41 PM) View Post

Not sure about my toes - but I can sure do some cool things with my hands and fingers! Bending my thumb back at 90 degrees is just the start! biggrin.gif

Ooooer- perhaps we're cousins! biggrin.gif The thumb on my right hand is double jointed! blink.gif I can wiggle it about and do all kinds of things. Helps me have a 10th stretch on the keyboard too! Very handy! biggrin.gif


**Thinks- this thread gives the impression I'm desperate for new cousins. Or maybe just desperate? huh.gif **
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#7 mwl1

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Posted 07 September 2006 - 15:48

QUOTE(Charlies Aunt @ Sep 7 2006, 04:38 PM) View Post
QUOTE(mwl1 @ Sep 7 2006, 03:41 PM) View Post

Not sure about my toes - but I can sure do some cool things with my hands and fingers! Bending my thumb back at 90 degrees is just the start! biggrin.gif

Ooooer- perhaps we're cousins! biggrin.gif The thumb on my right hand is double jointed! blink.gif I can wiggle it about and do all kinds of things. Helps me have a 10th stretch on the keyboard too! Very handy! biggrin.gif


**Thinks- this thread gives the impression I'm desperate for new cousins. Or maybe just desperate? huh.gif **


You obviously look for very practical qualities in people, particularly upon recruiting new relatives! biggrin.gif
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#8 Charlies Aunt

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Posted 07 September 2006 - 15:55

QUOTE(mwl1 @ Sep 7 2006, 04:48 PM) View Post

QUOTE(Charlies Aunt @ Sep 7 2006, 04:38 PM) View Post
QUOTE(mwl1 @ Sep 7 2006, 03:41 PM) View Post

Not sure about my toes - but I can sure do some cool things with my hands and fingers! Bending my thumb back at 90 degrees is just the start! biggrin.gif

Ooooer- perhaps we're cousins! biggrin.gif The thumb on my right hand is double jointed! blink.gif I can wiggle it about and do all kinds of things. Helps me have a 10th stretch on the keyboard too! Very handy! biggrin.gif


**Thinks- this thread gives the impression I'm desperate for new cousins. Or maybe just desperate? huh.gif **


You obviously look for very practical qualities in people, particularly upon recruiting new relatives! biggrin.gif


Quite so!! biggrin.gif Will start a new "Come And Be My Cousin" Club. People with odd fingers and/or toes need only apply! biggrin.gif
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#9 Rosemary7391

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Posted 07 September 2006 - 16:01

My middle fingers are bent, does that count?
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Posted 07 September 2006 - 16:15

I can spread my toes up but I have to agree, having your second toe longer thatn your first is VERY strange. But I'm glad my toes aren't like my dad's - he has staghettin toes!! They're really long!! And some of my fingers bend sideways,which I either inherited from my Dad or has come form playing piano/violin nearly all my life.
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Posted 07 September 2006 - 16:29

I can move the little toe of my right foot all on its own - from side to side - without moving any of the others. I learned to do it quite consciously as a child (must have been really bored).

Can't do it with the left one (yet).
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Posted 08 September 2006 - 08:12

biggrin.gif biggrin.gif Yay! Welcome one and all! You are now officially members of my "New Cousins" Club! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif
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Posted 08 September 2006 - 08:37

QUOTE(Rosemary14 @ Sep 8 2006, 02:01 AM) View Post

My middle fingers are bent, does that count?


Mine are majorly bent, everyone thinks I am weird for it!
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#14 janexxx

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Posted 09 September 2006 - 08:41

QUOTE(Charlies Aunt @ Sep 8 2006, 09:12 AM) View Post

biggrin.gif biggrin.gif Yay! Welcome one and all! You are now officially members of my "New Cousins" Club! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

If Charlie's Aunt is cousin, what does that make Charlie?? tongue.gif
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Posted 09 September 2006 - 16:54

I can get my toes to form steps (because they can bend the opposite way round to how they-re supposed to as well as the right way) and I can bend just the top section of my finger doen on 3 of my fingers, with the first knuckle straight. Now I can blame that on my technology teacher!
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