Friday, July 18, 2008

Random fact.

Here's a random fact about my Benjamin: he only has 9 3/4 fingers.


There's no super cool story about this one, but Ben likes to make things up, like a dog bit it off or whatever, but that's so not the case.

Actually, when he was little (around 5 or 6) his doctor realized that he had a few tumors growing in his fingers. He had surgery to remove the tumors, but the doctor scratched the growth plate on his ring finger. Thus, the little finger was born. It's short and stubby and doesn't do well with rings. For that reason, Ben wears his wedding band on his right ring finger, if at all.

I didn't notice Ben's little finger until about our 3rd date- he was a little self-conscious about it, but I thought that it was awesome. Seriously, how many people have a little finger?


sarahbclark! said...

it is quite unique! i love that girls hit on him because they see there's no wedding ring. he should just get one tatooed on, like tommy lee. that'd be so classy!

Angela and Mike said...

Cool! I had no idea. I never noticed. Ben is even cooler than we thought!

Kris said...

That's pretty cool!
At least it grew to the height it's at, right? I mean, worst-case scenario, he could have a 6-year-old-sized ring finger that was totally skinny and way smaller than his pinky. :)
Here's a gross story for ya- this guy I had a crush on wore a CTR ring on a construction site (on his ring finger) where he was working, he jumped off a scaffolding, and the ring got caught on something and ripped his whole finger and knuckle off, so he doesn't have a ring finger anymore. It's really weird looking! LOL! Well, I'm sure we all know people missing fingers and toes and stuff. Good times.