All Hands on Deck

Hands as defined by Merriam-Webster:

The terminal part of the vertebrate forelimb when modified (as in humans) as a grasping organ

Hands as stated in Wikipedia:

The two intricate, prehensile, multi-fingered body parts normally located at the end of each arm of a human or other primate. They are the chief organs for physically manipulating the environment, using anywhere from the roughest motor skills (wielding a club) to the finest (threading a needle).

Football season brings us the onside kick, so coaches respond with the “hands team.” “Lending a hand” to those in need is an important part of human culture.  Bosses very in their management style as some are hands-on while others prefer a hands-off approach.

Lovers hold them, the faithful placing them together in a sign of prayer, others communicate with them, surgeons seek a steady hand when dealing with a life, artists create items that stimulate the mind and the heart,  and ET warmed our hearts with a single touch.

I dedicate this post to hands: those 19 bones (in each hand) that can do so much. Click each name below to learn more about what hands can do.

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