You might consider your body your temple, but how much do you really know about it? There’s all kinds of weird and frankly bizarre connections between different parts of your body, and how they affect you in the long run. Your fingers can say a lot about your penis, and the way you chew can say a lot about your brain. That’s whack! I’m sure you’re looking at your hand right now if you’re a guy, and whatever the outcome is, don’t lose hope. There’s actually a slight of an upside to this hand-penis relationship! 

Read on! 

1. People with youthful skin have a lower risk of heart disease

Researchers recently revealed that there is a direct correlation between youthful skin and lower blood pressure, meaning lower risk of heart disease. When they separated people into groups based on the number of wrinkles on their skin, they found that those with the fewest wrinkles had lower blood pressure and lower heart disease risk.

2. People with restless leg syndrome are at higher risk of erectile dysfunction

Restless leg syndrome is actually a condition that’s more serious than it sounds. It is characterized by an irresistible urge to move one’s body to stop uncomfortable sensations ranging from an itch to a crawling feeling. However, research has also shown that men who had at least five RLS episodes each month were 50 percent more likely to develop erectile dysfunction than people without, due in part to low levels of dopamine.

3. People who have trouble chewing have a higher risk of developing dementia

Swedish researchers found that there is a connection between people who have a hard time chewing hard foods like apples, and the risk of developing dementia. They gathered and examined data on a nationally representative sample of 557 elderly people aged 77 years or more.

4. A person’s voice changes according to their height

A certain sound known as subglottal resonance actually deepens, or gets lower with height. This is why it’s very common to find tall people with deep voices, and vice verse. Using this information, researchers from Washington University have claimed that listeners can accurately determine the relative heights of a person just by hearing them talk.

5. People with wider eye vessels score badly in IQ tests

A report put out by Psychological Science showed that the width of blood vessels in the retina, located at the back of the eye, may indicate brain health years before the onset of cognitive problems.

6. Men whose index fingers are longer than their ring fingers have a reduced prostate cancer risk

According to a study published in the British Journal of Cancer, men whose index finger is longer than their ring finger are at a lower risk of prostate cancer than those with a finger pattern the other way round.

7. People who get cold sores on their lips have a higher risk of memory disorders

According to a study at Columbia University, people who get cold sores on their lips regularly have a much higher risk of developing cognitive problems like Alzheimer’s and dementia later in life. Research was done on adults between the ages of 59 and 79 for eight years.

8. People who snore are twice as likely to develop glaucoma

Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the soft tissue in the back of your throat relaxes during sleep and blocks the airway, often causing you to snore loudly. Research has found that people with sleep apnea are almost twice as likely to develop the eye disease glaucoma within five years.

9. People whose index fingers are shorter than their ring fingers have bigger penises

A study conducted on 144 Korean men led to the conclusion that men whose index fingers are shorter than their ring fingers tend to have bigger penises. The researchers measured the people’s finger lengths and penile lengths after they were unconscious. This happens because the testosterone guys get exposed to while they’re still fetuses controls both penis and finger lengths. This isn’t, of course, a hard and fast rule, so don’t get too depressed/happy about whichever kind of finger ratio you happen to have. 

It’s not the size that matters, it’s how you use it … Or something like that.