Barack Obama: another left-handed US president

Next january elected president Barack Obama will likely become the 7th ‘left-handed’ US president in American history. Over the years there has been a discussion about high number of ‘left-handed’ presidents in American history. Actually, including Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama will become the 4th (out of five) left-handed president in less than 20 years. For, the current president, George W. Bush has been the only right-handed US president in the past two decades – his father and Bill Clinton are ‘lefties’ as well! Oh, and by the way, the other presidential candidate in 2008, senator John McCain, is also left-handed!

How come that so many US presidents are left-handed? Partly it’s a big mystery, but a quick hand reading of Obama’s hand might provide us a clue!

Barack Obama's left hand.

An interesting characteristic in Obama’s hand is ratio between his index finger (2th digit) and ring finger (4th digit). Professor John T. Manning named this specific finger ratio the ‘digit ratio’ (2D:4D). One of the interesting findings regarding this ‘digit ratio’ is Manning’s theory that a LOW DIGIT RATIO is likely to the result of an overabundance of testosterone in the mother’s womb during pregnancy. Not long ago another research program was published at the University of Melbourne, which reported that left-handednes can also be linked to a ‘LOW DIGIT RATIO’. And therefore there appears to be spectacular ‘triple-link’ between: (1) left-handedness, (2) ‘LOW DIGIT RATIO’, and (3) the fact that so many US presidents are left-handed!!!

Ronald Reagan's right hand.

How to measure the ‘digit ratio’ of a hand?

The picture on right describes the key-elements: first you’ll need to identify the onset of both the index- and ring finger. Then you’ll have to measure the absolute length of these finger – the length from the onset to the tip of the finger. And finally you’ll need to do a calculation: the ratio between the length of both fingers!

How to measure digit ratio!

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Valerija Brkljac - Hand reader in Milan

Hand reader Valerija Brkljac reads hands in Milan

Chiromanzia & celebrity hand reading.

Hand reader Valerija Brkljac

Valerija Brkljac's website

At her website Valerija Brkljac presents quite a lot of interesting hand-materials related to various international developments in the world (where she shows a clear interesting in politicians and people who have changed the world), including:

‘Famous hands’ & ‘Cover’ [‘Mani famose’ & ‘Copertina’]: e.g. Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Osama Bin Laden
Lady Diana – the princess of mystery [La Principessa dei Misteri]

Hand readers in Italy
Hand reading in Europe

Take a look at a large part of the international vocabulary + synonyms for the word ‘PALMISTRY’:

The ‘PALMISTRY’ vocabulary in English language includes the words:
Palm Reading, Handanalysis, Hand Analysis, Hand Reading, Handreading, Chiromancy, Cheiromancy, Chirology, Cheirology, Chirognomy, Cheirognomy, Cheirosophy, Onychomancy

‘PALMISTRY’ synonyms in Spanish language are:
Leer las Manos, Leer la Mano, Lectura de Manos, Quiromancia, Quirologia, Quirognomia

‘PALMISTRY’ synonyms in Porteguese language are:
Ler Mãos, Ler Mão, Leitura de Mãos, Quiromancia, Quirologia, Quirognomia, Quiromante

‘PALMISTRY’ synonyms in French language:
Chiromancie, Cheiromancy, Chirologie, Chirologia

‘PALMISTRY’ synonyms in German language:
Handlesekunst, Handlesen, Handanalyse, Chiromantik, Chiromantie & Chirologie

‘PALMISTRY’ synonym in Danish language:
Håndlæsning, Håndtydning, Kiromanti,

‘PALMISTRY’ synonyms in Dutch language:
Handlezen, Handlijnkunde, Handleeskunde, Handanalyse, Chirologie

‘PALMISTRY’ synonym in Hungaryan language:
Kiromanteia, Tenyérjóslás

‘PALMISTRY’ synonym in Italian language:
Chiromanzia, Cheiromanzia, Chirologia

‘PALMISTRY’ synonyms in Norwegian language:
Håndanalyse, Håndtydning, Håndlesning, Håndlæsning, Kiromanti

‘PALMISTRY’ synonym in Polish language are:
Chiromancja, Chirologia

‘PALMISTRY’ synonyms in Rusian language are:
Hiromantia, Hiromantika, Khiromantiya, Hiromantiya, Hiromanty

The ‘PALMISTRY’ vocabulary in Swedish language includes the words:
Handanalys, Kiromantie

Marion Gale - Hand Reading

Hand reader Marion Gale reads hands in Toronto (Canada)

Compatibility hand reading with ‘The Love Deck’.

Hand Reader Marion Gale

Read his hands, know his heart

Marion Gale presents on her website an interesting collection of famous hands and sample readings. She writes on, her website:


Reading hands can change the way your look at yourself, as well as those you love.
Your hands can be a guide to the profession you’re suited for and also for who you’re compatible with when it comes to relationships. From the shape and length of your hand and fingers, as well as the skin ridge patterns, you can discern your talents, character and your romantic nature.”

Palmistry in the USA

Palmistry in the USA

Palmistry experts in the USA:

Palmistry and Palm Reading is quite popular in the USA. There are various professional organisations in the USA which promote Hand Analysis as a (alternative) ‘science’.

The most common ‘Palmistry’ synonyms used in the USA are: ‘Palm Reading’, ‘Hand Reading’, and ‘Hand Analaysis’. One should also notice that the word ‘Palm Reading’ is also associated with the PDA-device developed by Palm corp.

One of the few famous people in the history of Palmistry is the american William G. Benham, who wrote the classic: ‘The Benham book of Palmistry’ – which is sometimes described as: ‘The Bible of Palmistry’.

Find more Palmistry experts, websites + much more info brought to you by Palmists and Palm Readers living in the USA:

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