Sunday, June 22, 2008

Your Royal Highness Courtney


These are not my thumbs, but they look just like these.
Over the weekend I found out something so interesting and fascinating that I had to tell you all about it. If you know me you know that I have weird stubby thumbs. All of my life my family would laugh and joke about how I have these long beautiful fingers and these short, fat, and odd looking thumbs. Well today in church our friends Bryant and Liz we were talking about my thumbs for some odd reason. Bryant who is going into dental school told me that there is a scientific name for my thumbs and it's called Brachydactyly type D or "BDD". While in Sunday school he did some research on his iphone and found information about it. On Wikipedia it said this:
Clubbed thumbs are historically thought of as a sign of royalty. This rare condition was much more common in royal European blood-lines than in the general population and was used as a factor in determining the pureness of the blood. Other commonly used terms are toe thumb and European thumb.
The interesting part about this is that my mom's side of the family is directly related to a king from France and England. I guess I can officially say that I'm royalty. Now I know how Princess Mia from the Princess Diaries felt when she found out that she was royalty!

2 comments:

Caitlin said...

hahahaha...wow courtney! you make me smile and laugh.

Christina & Ryan said...

I love that you found this all out during Sunday School haha Def more entertaining then the material being taught..