Snapping Your Fingers Is the Fastest Thing the Human Body Can Do


A new study found that snapping your fingers is the FASTEST thing the human body can do. And it's incredibly fast.

Scientists at Georgia Tech found it takes just seven milliseconds to snap your fingers. That's about three times faster than a baseball pitcher's arm is moving when they release the ball . . . and 20 times faster than the blink of an eye.

But back to the superhero thing: The study looked at whether or not gloves made of different materials would make us better at snapping, and the answer is no. Our skin is perfect for it. There's just the right amount of friction.

They specifically called out THANOS from the Avenger movies, who can turn people to dust just by snapping his fingers. They say that in reality, there's no way he'd be able to produce an actual snapping sound with that big, gold glove on his hand.

Young businessman making pistols with his fingers at camera, portrait

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