I have a genetic carpenters thumb that allows my thumb to bend backwards as well as forwards.
By - jesseberdinka
I always thought that was hitchhikers thumb.
Cool either way.
My thumbs do that, too. Never knew it was a thing...
Is there a real world situation where this is advantageous? serious question and joking
Not really, other than freaking people out.
Definitely meant to play slap bass.
I laughed. I really did. Freaking people out sounds good to me.
It allows to grab or press things with different technique. I have the same ability.
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
I can do this exact same thing. It really helps when workin with fiddly stuff because its just more dexterity in the hands
Fellow hitchhiker here. It's great for back and shoulder rubs.
I also have the same thumbs
It's always seemed normal to me.
As do I….let’s start a support group you guys
Are we Mutants?
We are the closest thing to X-Men the world has ever seen
So you guys do like an every other week thing?
I have these too, took me 26 years to realise it isn't normal xD
Me too - good for some guitar chords as well.
This one trick makes Women not able to resist you
You should take up slap bass.
Thumbs up bro 👍🏻
Technically not a thing. Carpenters Syndrome affects development of the hand, and other bones.
have same. do you also have amazing sleep flex? I'm sure it's genetic because my boys have it too.
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.
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.
That’s what it’s called? I thought I just had shit thumbs
You and Jaco Pastorious famous Bass player.
omg my thumbs do the same thing! great party trick.
Ayy bruh, you got a pointy head?
[hitch hikers thumb](https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/what-is-hitchhikers-thumb)
I have this too. Not one person has ever found it mildly interesting.
Same here. The women always seem to enjoy it tho XD