Mental Floss

Brain Game: You Nailed It!


Not a game per se, but an activity. It makes you think, nonetheless. And hey, it's Monday, so doing this to half-asleep people will drive them crazy.

One at a time, ask a handful of co-workers, friends, family members, or anyone else handy to examine their own fingernails. Pay attention to their responses. What was difference in the male response vs. the female response?

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Answer: Studies have revealed that women almost always hold their hands flat (palm outward) to check their own nails, while men almost always turn their palms up and curve their fingers inward, like a partial fist.