The Wrist Test

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Someone claimed that looking at a person's wrists was the easiest way to tell whether that person was male or female. So I made a test. It ended up being harder than expected - there's a severe shortage on the net of close-ups of people's wrists :rolleyes: - so the test didn't turn out as nicely as I'd hoped, but it's really just for fun. Anyway...

Does each wrist belong to a male or female?
http://xs44.xs.to/pics/05354/wrists.jpg [Broken]

I'll post the answers after arildno has taken the test.
 
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10-male (possibly divine)
5-male
2-male


I dare not try any further yet..
 
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I'll go for male on 3&9 as well..
 
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I would say that 8 is female, but for the others, I won't commit myself. I give up.
 
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ANSWERS BELOW! DON'T LOOK if you don't want to see them yet!


In white.
>>1) Male. Tom Cruise. Granted, it looks like the pic has been edited, but I was getting desperate. Medium frame. http://www.pointx.at/wallpaper/TomCruise001.jpg [Broken]

2) Male. Some basketball player. Pretty large frame. http://dantasyland.com/wally/pix/pre99_shirtless.jpg

3) Male. Eddie Izzard, my favorite (executive) transvestite, though not in drag here. http://www.auntiemomo.com/albums/lenny/lenny4_001.jpg

4) Female. Halle Berry. Feminine.
http://www.comicbookhotties.com/images/halle-berry/large/halle-berry-pic-010.jpg [Broken]

5) Female. Some female bodybuilder named Courtney. You say sneaky, I say thorough. http://www.les3photo8.com/Courtney008.jpg [Broken]

6) Female. Cate Blanchett, my favorite actress. Petite. http://rachelk9.tripod.com/images/vogue_june_2005_02.JPG [Broken]

7) Male. Ashton Kutcher. Or as I like to call him, Asston Cruncher. Slender.
http://quebecroxs.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/ashtonk6.jpg

8) Female. Lucy Lawless. Medium to large frame. http://cherokeewhitehorse.com/XENA/lucy100.jpg [Broken]

9) Male. Orlando Bloom. Just for arildno. http://img-nex.theonering.net/images/scrapbook/5518.jpg

10) Trick question? Very manly. The Hand of God, à la Michelangelo. I just couldn't resist. http://www.clt.astate.edu/wnarey/Bible%20as%20Literature%20pictures/Creation%20of%20Adam.jpg [Broken]
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I tried to get a decent mix of people, but it was very hard to find decent pictures.
 
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Dumb freakish female body-builder. :yuck:
However:
Nr 2 was a very salivational picture. Thank you!
Now, when do I get my reward gallery?
 
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I would probably gotten 1) wrong, 4,6,7 right, but I was too unsure of them to continue.
 
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Congratulations, you win a banana! :surprised There's another prize, but you wouldn't be interested. :blushing:
 
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I got one wrong, #1. Number 5 had me seriously confused though. I thought originally male, but seeing that little bit to the left in the picture made me go female. After seeing the picture I now see why the confusion.

I had no idea about the whole wrist thing.
 
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7 out of 10. Not too bad I reckon, but I should still avoid drag cabaret club nights for the time being.
 
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arildno said:
Now, when do I get my reward gallery?
I can't find pictures online. Looks like I'll have to grab my camera and find some real subjects. This may take a while, hopefully. :biggrin:
 
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honestrosewater said:
I can't find pictures online.
:surprised
I thought that would be very easy..
Looks like I'll have to grab my camera and find some real subjects. This may take a while, hopefully. :biggrin:
Don't just take the first ones you can lay your hands on, I want prime specimens.
 
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FredGarvin said:
I got one wrong, #1.
And people still think T.C is straight..
I had no idea about the whole wrist thing.
We learn someting new everyday..
 
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arildno said:
And people still think T.C is straight..
He might just be airbrushed.
 
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arildno said:
:surprised
I thought that would be very easy..
Well, to be honest, I didn't look. I'd like to get my hands dirty on this one.
Don't just take the first ones you can lay your hands on, I want prime specimens.
Well, I'll try for the first 6 primes, but I don't know if I can handle the 7th. Eek.
 
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Yes, 13 (6th prime) ought to be a sufficient pool to choose from.
It's your birthday tomorrow, right?



So, I'll assume the test is ready on Monday..
 
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arildno said:
Yes, 13 (6th prime) ought to be a sufficient pool to choose from.
Oh, I was speaking of inches. I forgot that some of you guys use that silly, logical metric system over there, so it may not have been so obvious.
It's your birthday tomorrow, right?






So, I'll assume the test is ready on Monday..
Yes, I'll be 51. Monday? I'd better get started then. :biggrin:

And yes, Tom Cruise is airbrushed, but they ran out of paint before they got to the brain... it's just air.
 
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Here are my guesses.

1: Female
2: Male
3: Male
4: Female
5: Male
6: Male
7: Female
8: Female
9: Female
10: Neither, it is a painting. I guess you could say it resembles what god's wrist would look like in the eyes of michelangelo


edit... Yeah I was off a bit :cry:
 
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I don't know if wrists are all that great to go by. There are plenty of women with masculine looking hands and plenty of males with feminine hands. Is it a proportion thing?
I can generally tell by the face alone. Oddly the men that I see that have extremely feminine facial features are usually straight and the men I see that dress in drag rarely look all that feminine. Second is hips and legs. There are very few men who have hips that can match a womans unless they look like a waif. Though there are women who have hips that can match a mans.
 
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Yes! I knew #1 was female!
 
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I got them all except that I mistook Tom Cruise and Ashton Kutcher for women and Lucy Lawless for a man. Sounds about right.

By the way, the basketball player is Wally Szczerbiak, of the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves.

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Yes, I'll be 51.
51 going on 23? :biggrin:
 
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:rofl: Poor Tom, I almost feel sorry for him. You guys have done better than I expected.
hypnagogue said:
By the way, the basketball player is Wally Szczerbiak, of the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves.
Don't suppose you have his address too? It's for a science-like experiment. o:)
51 going on 23? :biggrin:
They say you're only as old as you feel, so I'm trying to reach retirement before I hit 30.
 
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honestrosewater said:
Don't suppose you have his address too? It's for a science-like experiment. o:)
Nope, sorry. But forget about him, he's nothing special. The guy you should really be setting your sights on is ex-NBA hunk Popeye Jones:

http://www.ourtinyworld.com/kiko/topten/images/toptenuglyNBA/popeye_jones.jpg [Broken]

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They say you're only as old as you feel, so I'm trying to reach retirement before I hit 30.
OK, that clarified nothing. Women. :grumpy:
 
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hypnagogue said:
Nope, sorry. But forget about him, he's nothing special. The guy you should really be setting your sights on is ex-NBA hunk Popeye Jones:
Hm, why do they call him Popeye? This could give my a jump on the experiment...
OK, that clarified nothing. Women. :grumpy:
Okay, that also clarified nothing. Men. :rolleyes:
 
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TheStatutoryApe said:
I don't know if wrists are all that great to go by. There are plenty of women with masculine looking hands and plenty of males with feminine hands. Is it a proportion thing?
I can generally tell by the face alone. Oddly the men that I see that have extremely feminine facial features are usually straight and the men I see that dress in drag rarely look all that feminine. Second is hips and legs. There are very few men who have hips that can match a womans unless they look like a waif. Though there are women who have hips that can match a mans.
I said it was one of the best ways to distinguish a man in drag from a woman.
With clever make-up, the drag artist's face can be extremely difficult to recognize as a man's.
Furthermore, by choosing an appropriate dress, the typical differences between male and female butts, hips&legs can also be concealed.
A male foot is generally very different from a female's, but shoes can take care of that.

What remains therefore by which you may make a correct identification is the hand and the wrist..
 

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