A second toe longer than the big toe has been associated with dependability, conservative views and keeping one's emotions in check. It is commonly called "Morton's toe" after the American orthopedic surgeon, Dudley Joy Morton. However, it is also known as "Greek toe."Continue Reading
It was considered a standard of beauty among the ancient Greeks, Romans and Renaissance masters, who all idealized it in their art and sculptures. The Statue of Liberty in New York also has a Greek toe.
Its supposed prevalence among the Celts too is explained by the myth of 'Tuatha de Danaan', which tells of the Ancient Greek Danaoi settling in Ireland, Wales and Scotland. Greek toe is contrasted with Roman feet (first three toes seeming to be of even length) and the much more common Egyptian, where toes diminish in size from the first.Learn more about Superstition
According to the National Library of Medicine, broken toe bones are a common injury that can be healed at home without surgery, providing it is not a serious injury, such as an injury that involves open wounds or results in the big toe appearing crooked. Self-care includes resting the injured foot, keeping it immobile and elevated, applying ice, and alleviating pain with an oral pain reliever.Full Answer >
About.com explains that the second toe develops longer than the big toe from a condition called Morton's toe, which results from irregularities in the metatarsal bones in the feet. The metatarsal bones are the long bones in the ball of the foot. In those with Morton's toe, the big toe metatarsal, or first metatarsal, is shorter than the second metatarsal, causing the second toe to protrude in front of the first.Full Answer >
According to folklore, a ladybug brings good luck to a person on whom it lands. If a ladybug lands on a person who is sick, it is said to eliminate the illness.Full Answer >
According to Self-Compassion.org, seeing yourself is part of the process of self-compassion whereby you view yourself as an imperfect person who has many personal failings, but you do not judge yourself harshly when your personal failings are exposed. Seeing yourself in a self-compassionate way also tends to generate the same feelings towards other people, and it results in your life being happier and healthier.Full Answer >