One of the odd quirks of the 2016 election is that Donald Trump may or may not have smaller-than-normal hands. To see how the average person's hands stack up to the GOP nominee's, The Hollywood Reporter has released a PDF so people can see how big their hands are compared to Trump's. People were tweeting images of their hands with the hashtag #TrumpMyHand.
The image on the PDF came from a plaque on the wall of Madame Tussauds museum in NYC, which used to have a Donald Trump wax figure on display.
Now, however, thanks to THR, the mystery of Trump's hands can finally be solved. While the staff hasn't found the lost concrete molds from Chicago, editors did learn that, in 1997, a team of wax figure artists from Madame Tussauds visited Trump's office in Trump Tower in New York to take measurements and make impressions of various body parts — including his hands — to help them construct a life-size wax replica for the museum's New York branch on 42nd Street. One of those handprints has been hiding in plain sight ever since: on a plaque on the wall as guests exit the museum. Tussauds won't comment on why they've kept Trump's hand on the wall for nearly 20 years — even though the Trump wax figure was retired from the collection in 2011 — but it's clearly been a boon for business these past months, with scores of tourists flocking to the Times Square museum to compare digits with Trump's.
As it turns out, Trump's hands are slightly smaller than average for a person of his height--and nearly exactly the same size as this 5'4(ish) writer's hands.
It's official: Trump has tinier hands than 85% of men. pic.twitter.com/FV6m95KH2W— Justin Kiggins (@neuromusic) August 3, 2016
That's awkward. pic.twitter.com/iB2Isogir0— Christine Rousselle (@crousselle) August 3, 2016
What a time to be alive.