The human hand is quite an interesting tool that is utilized culturally across the globe. From flipping the bird, to a thumbs up, both can have very different meanings in different parts of the world. It is what makes humans unique in the animal kingdom (with the exception of primates). The human hand not only allows humans with hundreds of new communication opportunities, it is also an extremely useful tool.
Today’s infographic give you a whole lot of neat information about the human hand. From describing the ridges that make up our fingerprints, to the different forms we can contort our hand into, the human hand is absolutely amazing. [via]