- Apr 3, 2004
your fourth finger? who came up with that idea? why not the other 4 fingers? ...
Polished|1468139556|4053908 said:I think this was the reason behind it:
Before medical science discovered how the circulatory system functioned, people believed that a vein ran directly from the fourth finger on the left hand to the heart. Because of the hand–heart connection, they chose the descriptive name vena amoris, Latin for the vein of love, for this particular vein.
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So why do Asian countries wear theirs on the opposite hand?