Watch the whorl! Just in time for Manhattan's pride week, a recent article from New York Magazine ("The Science of Gaydar") offers a number of tips for those wishing to hone their gaydar or judge an innocent bystander's sexual orientation. The David France piece proclaims:
- "Gay men are more likely than straight men to have a counterclockwise whorl."
- "Gay men and straight women have an increased density of fingerprint ridges on the thumb and pinkie of the left hand."
- "The index fingers of most straight men are shorter than their ring fingers, and for most women they are the same length or longer. Gay men and lesbians tend to have reversed ratios."
- "Gay men and lesbians have a 50 percent greater chance of being left-handed or ambidextrous than their straight counterparts."