Yeti finger human mystery
The finger in question is among thousands of anatomical human and animal specimens housed at the Royal College of Surgeons' Hunterian Museum since the 1950s, according to the BBC News.
The 3.5-inch-long black, curled appendage was included in a box of specimens with information suggesting the finger came from the hand of a Yeti -- the legendary tall ape-like creature, also referred to as the Abominable Snowman, Bigfoot or Sasquatch -- originating at a monastery in Pangboche Temple in Nepal.
Depicted is an illustration of a creature reported to inhabit the Kemerovo region of Siberia. Scientists from the U.S., Russia and other countries have yet to find one of these creatures known as the Russian Snowman. In early October, researchers claimed to be 95 percent certain that the animal exists.
"We had several fragments that we put into one big sequence and then we matched that against the database and we found human DNA," said Rob Ogden of the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, according to the BBC.
"It wasn't too surprising but it was obviously slightly disappointing that you hadn't discovered something brand new. Human was what we were expecting and human is what we got."
The finger went through many hands on the path to its ultimate human revelation -- including, reportedly, the famous hands of Hollywood screen legend Jimmy Stewart.
As the story goes, the finger was first taken from that Nepal monastery in the 50s by explorer Peter Byrne who was on a Yeti expedition funded by American oil millionaire Tom Slick.
Smuggling the finger into London was accomplished with the help of Slick's friend, Stewart, vacationing in India with his wife Gloria, who apparently hid the traveling finger in her lingerie case for the flight to London.