Busy hands achieve more than idle tongues-Matshona Dhliwayo



Have you ever seen an x-ray of the hand?

The image above is an x-ray of the hand.

The red arrow indicates the fractured part of the bone.

Bones in hand

How many bones do you think a hand contains based on the illustration I have given above?

There are 27 bones.

Some interesting facts you did not know about hand

  • An x-ray of hand bones can reveal the approximate age of a person (helpful in forensic and criminal investigations)
  • The inventor of the x-ray Wilhelm Roentgen carried out the first ever x-ray which was of the hand of his wife
  • Hand also contain tiny bones (sesamoid bones) formed from the connective tissues
  • One of the wrist bones resembles the crescent shape of the moon, hence named the lunate bone
  • The hands and feet together contain half of the bones found in the entire body
  • You can not get tan on your palm
  • Fingers don’t have muscles
  • Fringer prints are unique, no two human beings in the world have similar fingerprints
  • What sets our hands apart from the animals is that our thumbs and fingers can work together
  • The colour of the nails can identify the quality of blood circulation in the body.
  • Holding hands decreases stress hormones
  • Touch releases the ‘feel good hormone’ (oxytocin)
  • The palm & the skin on the underside of the fingers have no hair
  • Internet says 771 words contain ‘hand’ ( some examples-handcuff, handbills, handicaps, handbooks etc)
  • What about palmistry?

Hand quotes I like

“Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due when it is in the power of your hand to do so.”
Proverbs 3:27

“Hold a true friend with both hands.”
Nigerian Proverb

“The fragrance always remains in the hand that gives the rose.”
Heda Bejar

You can’t shake hands with a clenched fist.
Indira Gandhi

“Hands that serve are holier than lips that pray.”

Sai Baba

“God has given us two hands, one to receive with and the other to give with.”

Billy Graham

Thank you for your visit.

Take care, my friend.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Mr Philo

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This post is part of Debbiey Smyth’s One word Sunday 


6 thoughts on “Busy hands achieve more than idle tongues-Matshona Dhliwayo

  1. It’s funny you posted this, I just posted something about hands. I have had repeated infections in my hands because I am drug addict who is in recovery, and due to OCD obsess over them. Which I was doing before seeing your post.

    Your post was very helpful, giving me great peace. Thank you, it served as a reflection on the fact that my hands don’t have infections because I stopped using, and letting me realize I am merely manifesting guilt on them.

    Thank you kindly.

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      1. Thank you again for your kind words. I am glad too. I am having a much easier time since going to the doctor, your post made me a little more at peace for the interim waiting for my insurance to kick in. I appreciate it.

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