Arms All Akimbo

Stand up.

Place one or both hands on your hips. (This is called standing akimbo.)

Look down.

Are your 4 fingers towards your back and pointing up? I think most people stand like this.

Now turn your hand(s) so that your thumb is towards your front and pointing down. Do you sometimes stand like this?

How do your friends stand when they stand akimbo? Google akimbo images. Notice any patterns?

Several mothers at our school say women are more likely to stand either  way, while men are more likely to stand only with the fingers towards the front and pointing up.


Math Nerds, this is a simple probability question.

Word Nerds, find the etymology of akimbo.


(日本語で/in Japanese here!)

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