Monday, July 7, 2008

A Wonder Box!


In the past taking snuff into the nose was also a rampant habit like that of smoking. People used to place snuff even inside their mouth between gum and the inner wall of the cheek (snuff-dipping)! The snuff taking habit was seen all over the world in the past: people used to place a pinch of snuff on the base of the thumb before inhaling it in each nostril – snorting. This had tempted to name that human part as snuff box in Anatomy! You can see yourself this ‘Anatomical Snuff Box’ on your hand itself. Place your hand on the table with palm side down. Now move only the thumb inwards, raise it above and keep it tightly in this position: you can see this triangular area well marked with its base at the wrist – Wonder Box!

4 comments:

Wayne said...

Methinks my hands are too fat to really show the wonder box. :)

Interesting!

Cosmos said...

Thanks for your comment, Wayne!

Baker Watson said...

That's very interesting. I never heard of it before. I'm always enjoy learning little tid-bits of information about how things like that come about.

Cosmos said...

Yes,Watson,that's why I place these interesting information in posts!

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