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From Well Blog's list of 11 medical myths:

Knuckle-crackers are no more likely to have arthritis than those who don’t make annoying popping sounds with their fingers.

It's good to know that the only people I'm hurting are those around me.

By Ezra Klein  |  June 30, 2009; 10:21 AM ET
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You crack your knuckles? Stay the #&@% away from me!

Posted by: rt42 | June 30, 2009 10:26 AM | Report abuse

crack those knuckles on some of your TV appearances -- it could be a little in joke for those who read your blog and catch you on the tube.

But don't start doing that thing where people stretch their neck to crack a neck bone. Now that's annoying.

Posted by: bdballard | June 30, 2009 10:37 AM | Report abuse

It always makes me feel a little better hearing this myth debunked. That being said, I can't imagine having you joints slam together as the air is released is particularly great for them.

Posted by: goinupnup | June 30, 2009 11:32 AM | Report abuse

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