#### WootBot

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Poll: How many toes does a three-toed sloth have?
• 14.3% - Three. DUH. Is this a trick question? 435
• 34.4% - Six. You canâ€™t fool me, Woot! 1046
• 43% - Depends. Is this sloth an amputee? 1309

Well, how do you fare compared to the Zeitgeist? Chat up your fellow wooters and let us know how lame this poll was or what obvious choices we missed. For example: Was this poll a) STUPID, b) DUMB, c) POINTLESS or d) ALL OF THE ABOVE?

#### Eltinwe

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Actually, wouldn't it be twelve, given that it has, presumably three toes on each of FOUR feet?

#### jnelson203

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3 toes on each foot. So 12.

#### salockwood

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Eltinwe wrote:Actually, wouldn't it be twelve, given that it has, presumably three toes on each of FOUR feet?

I have to agree...I am calling it 12!

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#### cappo

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Although those are actually 2-toed sloths.

#### MikePhoto

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From Wikipedia: "They are frequently referred to as three-toed sloths, however all sloths have three toes, the difference is found in the number of fingers; meaning they are now more appropriately referred to as three-fingered sloths."

So, 6 toes and 6 fingers, total.

"The thing about quotes on the Internet is that you cannot confirm their validity." - Benjamin Franklin

#### Spellbinder

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cappo wrote:

Although those are actually 2-toed sloths.

Good find! Very cute

It looks like 2 "toes" on the front feet and 3 toes on the back feet. If the two front limbs are going to be said to have "toes", then that makes for 10 on that one.

#### ckeilah

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I give this quiz the three-fingered sloth, double amputee, salute. ;-P

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#### redslaw

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#### Stagew8t

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12

#### turp

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Assuming no amputations, 12.

#### OldElvis

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I'm guessing 12

We will find a way or we will make one. Hannibal ~ 200 B.C.

#### jeparz

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There's thinking involved here?

#### pyromike25

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Eltinwe wrote:Actually, wouldn't it be twelve, given that it has, presumably three toes on each of FOUR feet?

My thoughts exactly. 12

#### hoomgar

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12

#### k4th3r1n3

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MikePhoto wrote:From Wikipedia: "They are frequently referred to as three-toed sloths, however all sloths have three toes, the difference is found in the number of fingers; meaning they are now more appropriately referred to as three-fingered sloths."

So, 6 toes and 6 fingers, total.

I thought we did already think about it and concluded that it is certainly not 12...? Guess everyone missed that

#### hsbbmom

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12...since there are 4 feet.

#### gumwinkle

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Depends... Is the sloth buried in Grant's tomb?

#### PocketBrain

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Okay, how about calling them "12-Digit Sloths?"

#### efiore

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Seems like a trick qustion: 12 digits ... six toes and six fingers. The two-toed sloth also has three toes on each foot, but only two fingers on each forefoot.

#### noahboah

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What is a sloth? And does it taste good on wheat with bacon?

#### gmartell

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my postman has ten toes

#### paulgart

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gmartell wrote:my postman has ten toes

#### moose123

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Total-6 toes, 6 fingers.

#### lexicon5

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12...dumb@\$\$es

#### runestrom

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So Woot asked about toes (6) not fingers (another 6) and if indeed the three-toed sloth has 4 "legs" but two of those "legs" have "fingers" the front "legs" must not be "legs" but "arms" so clearly the biologists get to call this one as they have a "leg" up on the rest of us and "armed" with more knowledge as we can't seem to put our "finger" on the real problem/question,

(anybody have any quotation marks I can borrow as I seem to be out?)

Rune Strom

#### susie14624

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Six toes, Six fingers O' Great Woot Master

#### chupacabra

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We need to define toe vs. finger. How much usage/dexterity does a toe need before you can call it a finger? Being on the front leg is not enough as dogs and cats don't have fingers...

#### bsmith1

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I'm going with 6 toes and 4 fingers just to stir the pot.

#### paulamunderwood

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12

#### ckpudenz

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Aren't they more like claws than toes anyhow?

#### cathyhomer

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Sloths is no longer the politcally correcct name Just an mu fyi

#### chrismortega

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Eltinwe wrote:Actually, wouldn't it be twelve, given that it has, presumably three toes on each of FOUR feet?

#### johnsalterego

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efiore wrote:Seems like a trick qustion: 12 digits ... six toes and six fingers. The two-toed sloth also has three toes on each foot, but only two fingers on each forefoot.

If the front ones are fore-'feet', would that make the digits fore-'toes' or fore-'fingers'? Or should we just play through...

#### bigmike3516

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Eltinwe wrote:Actually, wouldn't it be twelve, given that it has, presumably three toes on each of FOUR feet?

#### dj011860

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Eltinwe wrote:Actually, wouldn't it be twelve, given that it has, presumably three toes on each of FOUR feet?

I agree - 12 !

#### garyoa1

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All of them. Unless it was in an accident.

Wudooeyeno?

#### tooter1952

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ckeilah wrote:I give this quiz the three-fingered sloth, double amputee, salute. ;-P

+1

#### mike0644

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I'd say 16. Three on each front foot and 5 each on both rear feet, for a total of SIXTEEN.

#### gusvonpooch

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Just talked to the local sloth and he said
" I've got me ten fine toes to wiggle in the sand.
Lots of idle fingers snap to my command.
A lively pair of heels that kick to beat the band.
Contemplatin' nature can be fascinatin'.
Add to these a nose that I can thumb,
And a mouth by gum have I,
To tell the whole darn world if you don't happen to like it deal me out,
Thankyou kindly Pass Me By"