Didn’t know you have a snuff box? Surprise; actually, you have two of them! I didn’t know this until I had an X-Ray two years ago; the odd things you learn when you least expect it, LOL.
Here’s one of my snuff boxes, all lit so it will show up clearly:
And here’s my snuff box piled high with sea salt to show how it would work. You can see how this got its name, although the radiologist, who was a modern kind of guy, referred to it as “your cocaine box”. The hand surgeon who referred me for the X-Ray had noted that he wanted a good view of this area and I noticed the odd terminology on the medical order, so I asked.
This little “box” sits between your extensor pollicis longus and your extensor pollicis brevis, the two tendons on either side. It seems that a lot of people are overweight enough nowdays that it disappears, so in some ways it could be thought of as an index for weight; I’m pretty skinny, so mine shows up clearly.
Kind of nice to think that every time I make a thumbs-up sign of approval I expose my snuff box, even if from that angle I’m probably the one one who can see it. Or I guess you could also call it the hitch-hiker’s box.
Isn’t the internet great?