Thursday, 10 January 2013

Science Puts Wrinkled Fingers To The Test

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Science may be getting closer to explaining those prune-like fingers and toes we all get when we sit in a hot bath too long. UK researchers from Newcastle University have confirmed wet objects are easier to handle with wrinkled fingers than with dry, smooth ones. They suggest our ancestors may have evolved the creases as they moved and foraged for food in wet conditions.

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