Does a man’s right hand reveal his fertility?


How do your fingers measure up? If you’re a man, it could reveal more about you than you thought.

Researchers say that the length of a man’s index finger compared to his ring finger on his right hand is an indicator of his testicle size.

And the study claims that the digit ratio could be used to predict testicle volumes of any male.



A previous study revealed that the size of men’s and women’s index and ring fingers is an indication of how attractive they are to the opposite sex.

According to the findings, a woman whose index finger is longer than her ring finger is likely to have a symmetrical and more appealing face.

For men, it is the opposite – those whose ring fingers are longer than their index fingers are more likely to be attractive to women.

The discovery was made by Bernhard Fink of the University of Vienna, who measured the fingers of 100 men and women and photographed their faces using a digital camera. He used a computer programme to assess the symmetry of each face.

They found that adult males with a ring finger longer than their index finger on their right hand had larger testicles.

Conversely, men with a longer index finger compared to their ring finger have smaller testicles.

Prior to the study it had already been suggested that second to fourth digit ratio correlated with the male reproductive system.

This was based on the finding that Hox genes – which help lay out how a person’s body takes shape – control finger development and genital development during the embryonic stage.

Previous research has suggested that the size of a man’s testicle correlates with the volume of semen he produces.

In the study a total of 172 Korean men aged 20 to 69 years, already hospitalised for urological surgery, were enrolled.

First, the researchers measured the length of the second and fourth digits of each participant.

Then, separately and independently, an experienced urologist measured their testes size.

The results then showed that digit ratio was inversely proportionate to adult testicular volume – meaning that a longer ring finger correlated to larger testicles and vice versa.

In the study the researchers also found that age and height did not have much effect on testicular volume, while weight had a marginal correlation.

Georgia Siblings Charged With Having Sex In Church Parking Lot After Watching The Notebook


A brother and sister were arrested this morning in Effingham County and accused of having sex with each other in a tractor trailer parked at a church.


Christopher Buckner, 20, of Guyton, and her brother, Timothy Savoy, 25, of Jackson, Ga., were arrested and charged with incest, aggravated sodomy and prowling, according to Sheriff’s Office spokesman David Ehsanipoor.

The spokesman said deputies answered a call at about 4:30 a.m. about a prowler in the area of Hester Road and Ga. 30.

As deputies were checking the area, they saw a man and woman walking down the road. The male said he was walking the female back to her house.

Deputies determined that the pair were brother and sister and that they had just had sex in a Kenworth tractor trailer, which was parked at Countryside Baptist Church, Ehsanipoor said.

He said they admitted having sex three times after watching the movie, “The Notebook.”

They were being held in the Effingham County jail.

Try Before You Die – Macabre Festival Lets Japanese Try Out Coffins and Funeral Makeup


Trying out a coffin while you’re still alive can be a rather unnerving experience. But the Japanese seem to love it!  They even have a creepy ‘try-before-you-die’ festival where people can lay down in coffins, try out funeral garments and even get a morbid makeover.

Called ‘Shukatsu Festa’, the unique event has become very popular in recent years. In fact the whole ‘shukatsu’ trend, which translates as preparing for one’s end, has become really big in Japan. Apparently, people no longer think it’s bad luck to prepare for their death. Participants can choose their funeral outfit, put it on, slip into the flower-filled casket they like and have a picture taken. That way, they get to know exactly what they’ll look like on the day of their funeral. They can even have funeral make-up applied on their faces for a deathly pallor. They can also choose to be covered with white blankets have have the attendants softly close the lid.


Photo: Miako Ichikawa/Asahi

The Shukatsu Festa is popular with both men and women – this year’s event in Tokyo attracted over 5,000 visitors, with 50 companies competing to win their business. But it isn’t just the festival, the trend to design your own funeral has really caught on in Japan in the past few years and coffin manufacturers are actually printing coffin-manuals for people to browse through.


Come to think of it, the Japanese aren’t the only ones who are ok with laying in a coffin while they still have a pulse. A while back, we reported about a special psychotherapy service in Shenyang, China, where patientsexperienced rebirth, by spending several minutes in closed caskets. The same think happened in the Ukraine, where an enterprising coffin maker invited people to lay down into one of his caskets to experience the afterlife.

Park Ranger Found Asleep With Beer Between Legs In Patrol Car


That’s no way to protect the forest.

A California State Parks ranger was allegedly found drunk and asleep in his patrol car with a beer between his legs, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. He’s been placed on leave and his peace officer status has been revoked pending an investigation, the paper noted, citing the California Highway Patrol.


A passerby spotted the ranger, Tyson Young, in Humboldt Redwoods State Park on Aug. 15 and first tried to wake Young. “I shook him, really shook him,” the observer, who wished to remain anonymous, told the Lost Coast Outpost.

Then the man told the outlet he called 911 and took a photo of the ranger. The picture was Tweeted by the Lost Coast Outpost. California State Parks confirmed that Young is the man in the photo.

According to the outlets, Young eventually left the scene and was later pulled over and arrested on suspicion of drunk driving by the CHP. He reportedly faces a separate investigation by California State Parks.

Young carried a firearm as part of his job.

“We do not tolerate alcohol in the workplace,” a parks spokeswoman told The Huffington Post.

The Lost Coast Journal wrote that Young “has served as the supervising ranger for Humboldt Redwoods and Richardson Grove state parks.”

Woman survives camel tow accident


camelOn hump day, flip-flops triggered an auto crash in Wisconsin, according to police who reported that one of the vehicles involved was hauling a camel.

The accident Wednesday was caused when Kelly Ellison, a 28-year-old Milwaukee woman wearing flip-flops, somehow got her footwear caught and “was unable to stop at the stop sign.” Her auto was then hit by a pickup truck pulling a trailer containing a camel named Eli.

A press release from the Caledonia Police Department reports that Ellison and her three-year-old child were not injured in the crash. However, the other driver–whose truck went into a ditch–suffered leg and back injuries.

The camel, a resident of Jo Don Farms, survived the accident unscathed and will return to work giving small children rides on its back.

Nothing like those dog days of summer, high on meth, burglarizing a home and cooling down by splashing toilet water on your face


A 45-year-old man allegedly burglarized a home while being high on meth on Thursday night.

4609687_GParadise Valley police say a homeowner called in a burglary around 9:30 p.m. at their home near Lincoln Drive and 32nd Street.

The homeowner said the burglar was a white male wearing only jeans and no shirt.

The suspect fled the scene as the officers arrived, but was later found hiding behind an air conditioning unit near Lincoln and Palo Cristi Road.

He was identified as Christopher Fulton.

Fulton was taken to a police station where police say he admitted to being extremely high on meth and to drinking vodka earlier in the evening.

Police say he started splashing himself with toilet water to try and cool off, but became very sick.

The Phoenix Fire Department was called and he eventually had to be taken to a hospital for an accelerated heart rate and the combination of drugs and alcohol in his system.

Charges are pending.

Officers say it does not appear anything was taken from the home.