Hosni Mubarak - former president of Egypt (1981-2011)

MORE DISCUSSION: Into the hands of Hosni Mubarak, former president of Egypt (1981-2011)

– 11-02-2011: Mubarak stepped down –


Cairo, Egypt (CNN) — President Hosni Mubarak has decided to stand down as president of Egypt, Vice President Omar Suleiman announced on state television Friday.

Suleiman said the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces will “run the affairs of the country”.

A timeline of Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak’s presidency (including a few other photos featuring his hands):

Time presents: the hands of the last 10 US presidents


Dr Oz: 'left-handed people are smarter'

Are left-handed people smarter than right-handed people?

“Well, in a way, left-handed people are smarter, and I’ll tell you why,” Dr. Oz says. “Left-handed people can deal with more incoming information that doesn’t come in an organized way.” Dr. Oz says this is because of the way the brain develops when a baby is in its mother’s womb. “The left brain normally controls your right side, which is really powerful,” he says. [In left-handed people], it allows the other side, the right brain, to become an equal partner.”

Because left-handed people can use both sides of their brain more readily, Dr. Oz says, they can process information coming into their brain in different ways more easily. “That’s why athletes do so well when they’re left-handed. And there are a lot of presidents who have been left-handed, and there are a lot of folks who, because they can deal with a lot of complicated issues at once, work pretty effectively,” he says.

But Dr. Oz says although you may write with one hand, parts of the body on the other side—such as an eye—can still be dominant. To determine which eye is dominant, Dr. Oz says to cut a pencil-sized hole in a piece of paper and hold it away from your face. Look through the hole at an object using only your right eye, then only your left. Dr. Oz says whichever eye you can still see the object through the hole with is your dominant eye.

Dr. Oz says many people are dominant with one eye and dominant with the opposite hand. “There are lots of different reasons you want to know [which eye is dominant]. If you were playing sports, it’s sort of helpful,” he says. “But folks actually use their different parts of their brain very differently, and it’s sort of cool to understand how it all comes up.”


While left-handedness (ranging from moderate through strongly left-handed) is found in approximately 10% of the population

• Four out of five (80%) original Macintosh computer designers were left handed;

• Five out of the last seven (71%) US presidents were left handed (Barack Obama’s runner-up – senator John McCain – is also a lefty);

• One out of four (25%) Apollo astronauts – who were all selected e.g. by their high intelligence – was left handed;

Mensa International  (the largest and oldest high-IQ society in the world) claims that 20% of their members are left handed;

• A 1988 study reported: 16.9% of 266 United States Chess Federation players being left-handed or ambidextrous (included in the sample were e.g. 138 male Chess Masters, 18.1% was left-handed or ambidextrous).

The right hand of Barack Obama!

Barack Obama.

The right hand of George W. Bush!

George W. Bush.

The right hand of Bill Clinton!

Bill Clinton.

The right hand of George H.W. Bush!

George H.W. Bush.

The right hand of Ronald Reagan!

Ronald Reagan.

The right hand of Jimmy Carter!

Jimmy Carter.

The right hand of Gerald Ford!

Gerald Ford.

The right hand of Richard Nixon!

Richard Nixon.

The right hand of Lyndon Johnson!

Lyndon Johnson.

The right hand of John F. Kennedy!

John F. Kennedy.

Presidential Palm Readings: the hands of 10 US presidents!

Earlier this year TIME presented a photo essay of the hands of the last 9 US presidents – starting from Lyndon Johson to Barack Obama. On top of the photo essay, they asked hand expert palm reader Robin Gile to assess the palms of the presidents – without knowing which hand belonged to which president!

But now some more advanced palm readings materials are available in a new article, titled:

From Barack Obama to John F. Kennedy: 10 presidential US palm readings!

This article included e.g.:

– an advanced presidential photo session: ’60 presidential hands’;

– an analysis of the most prominent characteristics in the hands of each president;

– plus an analysis of the most common hand characteristics of the 10 performers of the ‘most wanted job’ in the world!

Interestingly, the result of the analysis indicates that quite a few of these ‘presidential men’ appear to have a rather remarkable characteristic in their ‘head line’ (in the world of palmistry a.k.a. the ‘line of head’ or ‘headline’):

The Sydney Line

The Sydney line is known as a rather unusual long palmar ‘head line’ (which is usually found in less than 5% of normal populations).

The presidential photos indicate that the following 4 presidents have this unusual hand characteristic: George H.W. Bush (both hands), Jimmy Carter (both hands), Gerald Ford (both hands), and Richard Nixon (right hand only).

The double head line

The ‘double head line’ is another unusual palmar characteristic (which is also found in less than 5% of normal populations).

The presidential photos indicate that both Bill Clinton (left hand) & John F. Kennedy (right hand) have the ‘double head line’.

Other interesting hand characteristics

The photo research also revealed that 50% of the presidents appear to have the combination of a long ring finger (a.k.a. the ‘sun’ finger) AND a strong, long sun line (a vertical palmar line below the ring finger).

Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford, and Lyndon Johnson all have/had this ‘sunny’ combination in their dominant hand!

Other frequently observed hand characteristics are: a low ‘2D:4D digit ratio’, and a long pinky finger.


The Sydney line!
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