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Cracking Your Knuckles

Cracking your knuckles is when you pop the joints in your hand. It makes an audible sound. It drives some people crazy but it’s oddly soothing to do it to your own hand. I crack my knuckles a few times a day. I do it as a form of stretching mostly, but sometimes I do it when I’m feeling nervous, anxious, or awkward (so it happens quite a bit as you can imagine). Some people claim that cracking your knuckles can cause arthritis, but that’s an old wives’ tale. A guy named Donald Unger cracked the knuckles on only one hand for more than sixty years and left the other hand alone and neither hand got messed up so it can’t be that bad for you. And Donald Unger had way too much time on his hands (pun intended, thank you very much).

Critically Rated at 14/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Bloody Knuckles

Bloody knuckles is a game where two players take turns punching each other on the knuckles until somebody gives up or someone makes you stop playing. It’s most often played by bored high school kids and drunk assholes at the bar. If you ever wake up with your hand hurting after a night of drinking, you were probably one of those drunk assholes playing it at the bar. It’s a game of machismo, a casual contest of strength that you play with your friends like arm wrestling or slap boxing. You’re not trying to hurt the other person necessarily, you’re simply trying to win and getting hurt is sometimes an unfortunate byproduct. Pain is a good thing though. That’s why people play games like bloody knuckles. It’s always entertaining watching people get hurt.

Critically Rated at 13/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Fist Bump

A fist bump (or pound) is a more casual and cooler way to shake hands. You ball your hand into a fist, extend your arm, and lightly tap your knuckles against the other person’s knuckles. You don’t have to be gentle about it, but you don’t have to punch the other person. You’re not playing Bloody Knuckles. You can use the fist bump as a greeting, in lieu of a celebratory high five, and/or as a casual goodbye when someone is leaving. Fist bumps have a few benefits over a high five or handshake. For starters, it doesn’t matter which fist you use unlike with a high five or handshake. It’s virtually impossible to have an awkward fist bump. Everyone’s had an awkward handshake or high five before. Fist bumps are much easier and harder to fuck up on. You also make less surface contact with the other person’s skin, so you don’t have to worry about sweaty palms or clammy hands. And fist bumps are also more sanitary so you don’t have to stress about germs, bacteria, or if they washed their hands when they went to the bathroom.

Critically Rated at 15/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Brass Knuckles

People are violent and like to punch other people, especially in the skull. And some people are even more violent and want to break skulls when they punch them. That’s when they get brass knuckles. Now when they can crack skulls all day long with minimal effort. Not just skulls either, you can break all kinds of bones. Brass knuckles are typically made out of steal. They should change the name to reflect that. Maybe call them steal knuckles or metal knuckles. Some people call them knuckledusters. I like that, let’s call them that.

Critically Rated at 12/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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