Taking One For The Team: Man Pops Knuckles For Over 60 Years To See If He'll Develop Arthritis

March 25, 2015


This is a video from Vox explaining what really happens when you pop your knuckles. It also details the findings of Donald Unger, a man who popped the knuckles on only his left hand for over 60 years to see if he'd develop arthritis. Did he? No. Does that mean you'll be fine cracking your knuckles your whole life and not run into any problems? MAYBE. What I do know is I've been cracking my penis for well over ten years now and it hasn't developed arthritis either. An inability to develop an erection, absolutely. Also now it kinda looks like a Z. I'm not gonna stop till it's a solid M. "Sick." Why, because I set goals for myself? "No, because your penis looks like an M.C. Escher drawing." I DREAM, AND I ACHIEVE.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to Jessica E, who likes to crack her knuckles because it reminds her of the sound of enemy's bone's crunching. \oo/

  • Colorless82

    i've been cracking since i was a kid and i swear i remember an old man telling me not to or my hands would look like his. sure, when i'm old and wrinkly i'm sure my hands will be wrinkled too. that's what i got out of his lecture.

  • quatro

    I pop my penis all the time too!
    It feeeeels soooooo gooooooood!

  • WronglyRabbit

    Be careful to use proper form:


  • Cracking knuckles? Ha! Pretty much every joint in my body cracks - especially first thing in the morning. If it caused arthritis I'd be a complete mess.

  • the antagonist

    Didn't we resolve this a long time ago? What year is it, Geekologie?

  • Xockszky

    Popping your joints is so satisfying! I'm glad it won't give me arthritis like I've always been told!

  • Ollie Williams

    The whole idea that cracking your knuckles (which in reality is just popping air between your joints) was debunked a number of years ago, which is good, because I pop my knuckles constantly, especially before fisticuffs. Put 'em up, sucka!

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