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People Can’t Understand How This Guy Took A Photo Of Both Of His Hands, He Explains It With Even More ‘Unexplainable’ Pictures
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People Can’t Understand How This Guy Took A Photo Of Both Of His Hands, He Explains It With Even More ‘Unexplainable’ Pictures

When reddit user gxace posted a picture of his palms, he didn’t know he was opening a Pandora’s box. His reason was simple; gxace wanted to show that due to a joint disorder called Arthrogryposis, he can’t bend his fingers and therefore they have no wrinkles. But after a few oohs and aahs, the post took an unexpected turn. Probably half-jokingly, someone asked the OP how he managed to take the photo hands-free. And let’s just say that things escalated very, very fast.

And for those of you who are still interested in the initial topic of the post, Arthrogryposis is a term used to describe a number of rare conditions characterized by stiff joints and abnormally developed muscles. It is not thought to be a genetic or hereditary condition and the exact cause of arthrogryposis is still unknown.

There are, however, a number of different theories, proposed to explain it. One states that arthrogryposis is caused by obstructions to intrauterine movement during pregnancy, another says that it may be a result of an early viral infection during a baby’s development while the third one assumes that arthrogryposis is the result of failure of the central nervous system and/or muscular system to develop appropriately.

In OP’s case, he lacks the strength to bend his fingers at the top two joints (making a fist). “I can still move and bend them otherwise and I have full range if motion everywhere else,” he wrote. “I have a pretty mild form of Arthrogryposis, so [for example] typing isn’t difficult strength-wise at all.”

“I’ve adapted quite well,” he continued. “Certain things are difficult, such as opening bottles or cans (I’ve kind of been using my teeth to do this for a while, and I really should stop that). I hold heavy bags in an odd way since I cannot grip them normally. I usually rest them on the top of my hand and bend it upwards at a 90-degree angle. I probably do other weird things too that aren’t coming to mind at the moment. Most people aren’t aware of my disability because I don’t really bring it up and I’ve adapted quite well to it.”

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Vlad Horobet
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3 years ago

To the guy that spotted the horse: damn, how?

SykesDaMan
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3 years ago

Didn't you? It just pops! :)

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Derek Neibarger
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3 years ago

You can also just prop your phone at the desired angle with the camera app open and say "cheese". At least that's how I would do it with my LG Stylo 3. Not sure if all phones have that feature.

Noez 🇸🇪
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3 years ago

I need to get on reddit because this is exactly my type of humour!

diane a
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3 years ago

I joined Reddit last week - is great fun

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Vlad Horobet
Community Member
3 years ago

To the guy that spotted the horse: damn, how?

SykesDaMan
Community Member
3 years ago

Didn't you? It just pops! :)

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Derek Neibarger
Community Member
3 years ago

You can also just prop your phone at the desired angle with the camera app open and say "cheese". At least that's how I would do it with my LG Stylo 3. Not sure if all phones have that feature.

Noez 🇸🇪
Community Member
3 years ago

I need to get on reddit because this is exactly my type of humour!

diane a
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3 years ago

I joined Reddit last week - is great fun

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