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A YouGov poll asked 8,000 Americans if the thumb is considered a finger or does it just stand alone as it’s own thing? 22% of people said that the thumb is NOT a finger, that it is something different. 22 isn’t a huge percentage of people polled, but it’s still almost 1 in every 4 people. It makes you wonder if these people were ever taught 10 fingers and 10 toes when they were children.

As people age, learn and see the world their opinions may change or in some sense evolve. Happens to all of us in life. Some may believe that the thumb isn’t a finger because it doesn’t sit a top your hand like your index, middle, ring and pinky finger do. People may also say you don’t call it your thumb finger. Well, you also drop the word finger when talking about the small end finger and just call it your pinky. So that point loses some steam.

If your palm extensions are also referred to as digits doesn’t that make the thumb fall into the finger category? The bones in your each of your fingers are the proximal phalange, the middle phalange and the distal phalange. The only bone of those 3 that the thumb doesn’t have is the middle phalange because it’s just too short. So if it has the same bones does that make it a finger? Is the middle phalange the end all, be all for finger defining?

The National Library of Medicine says in their research that the central nervous system sees the thumb as a fifth finger. If you’d like to check out their very in depth article click here.

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Astrologer Says These Zodiac Signs Never Charge Their Phones

Apparently, a person can be bad at charging their phone because of their zodiac sign. Recently, an astrologer shared with Bustle that there are signs that always have their phone at 20 percent. Michelle Bell, the founder of the astrology app Cosmic Fusion, pointed out which zodiac signs are most likely to utter the words, “Can we use your phone? Mine is about to die,” during a night out.

The zodiac is divided into twelve signs including Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces. Your zodiac sign is based on your birthday. However, when it comes to astrology, there is more to your zodiac than just your birthday. For instance, there are element associations, as well as the moon or rising signs, and others.

The ancient Babylonians created the zodiac with each of its 12 sections named after the largest constellation it contained. They observed that the movement of planets, called transits, corresponded with both future events and misfortunes on Earth.

According to The Good Trade, astrology highlights your strengths and weaknesses and offers information about things like love, career, family life, and life purpose.

Some zodiac signs are either too busy or too preoccupied to plug in their phones at night. You could be one of the three signs who never charges their phone.

Get more in-depth information about those zodiac signs here.

An astrologer says that these zodiac signs never charge their phones.

  • Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)

    Bell said that Aquarius is often forgetful and is likely to have high screen time. “They forget about the practical things in life, like charging their phone or bringing a portable charger around with them,” says Bell.

    Zodiac sign aquarius

  • Aries (March 21 - April 19)

    According to astrologer Bell, Aries has the “impulsiveness and tendency to act before [you] think” which makes it easy for you to forget to charge your phone before leaving the house.

    Zodiac sign aries

  • Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)

    Sagittarius’ “carefree and optimistic approach to life” can make it easy for the sign to forget to plug in their phone at the end of the day. “They’re too busy traversing the universe to think about charging their phone,” says Bell.

    Zodiac sign sagittarius

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