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I have a genetic carpenters thumb that allows my thumb to bend backwards as well as forwards.

I have a genetic carpenters thumb that allows my thumb to bend backwards as well as forwards.

chosenamewhendrunk

I always thought that was hitchhikers thumb. Cool either way.


monica6d1971

My thumbs do that, too. Never knew it was a thing...


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Is there a real world situation where this is advantageous? serious question and joking


jesseberdinka

Not really, other than freaking people out.


Luxzorz

Definitely meant to play slap bass.


[deleted]

I laughed. I really did. Freaking people out sounds good to me.


nextintuit

It allows to grab or press things with different technique. I have the same ability.


appleye4

I've got it as well, my inner knuckle is way more calloused then any other part of my hand and a lot tougher then the tip of my thumb. So wrenching and button push etc


Dorenbolt_

I can do this exact same thing. It really helps when workin with fiddly stuff because its just more dexterity in the hands


hellslave

Fellow hitchhiker here. It's great for back and shoulder rubs.


whyisamibutandstuff

I also have the same thumbs


jesseberdinka

It's always seemed normal to me.


Top_Duck8146

As do I….let’s start a support group you guys


whyisamibutandstuff

Are we Mutants?


Top_Duck8146

We are the closest thing to X-Men the world has ever seen


tehmlem

So you guys do like an every other week thing?


Plueschkruemel

I have these too, took me 26 years to realise it isn't normal xD


beagle917

Me too - good for some guitar chords as well.


jesseberdinka

It is!


Wolf14Vargen14

This one trick makes Women not able to resist you


tomster785

You should take up slap bass.


Juicyjewsss

Thumbs up bro 👍🏻


Wakachoobie

Technically not a thing. Carpenters Syndrome affects development of the hand, and other bones. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carpenter_syndrome


WDMC-905

have same. do you also have amazing sleep flex? I'm sure it's genetic because my boys have it too.


MC_Bomber

I have this, and it seems to run in the family on my mother's side, as her siblings (my aunts and uncles) can all do it too. We definitely don't have the sleep thing though, sorry to disappoint.


jesseberdinka

Sleep flex?


WDMC-905

can sleep any time in the day. fall asleep inside of 5 mins (wife hate this). zero warm-up when waking. can break sleep to multiple short 2-2.5 hrs durations in 24 hrs. can push off sleep to over 20 hrs of mentally available activity. can sleep lightly or deeply depending on need. can sleep in noisy conditions.


Jumpman_234599

That’s what it’s called? I thought I just had shit thumbs


Ballgame4

You and Jaco Pastorious famous Bass player.


Buffalobritches1987

omg my thumbs do the same thing! great party trick.


Died5Times

Ayy bruh, you got a pointy head?


Died5Times

[hitch hikers thumb](https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/what-is-hitchhikers-thumb)


ycpW5gPwcun

I have this too. Not one person has ever found it mildly interesting.


Mdmrtgn

Same here. The women always seem to enjoy it tho XD