The Real Reason Why Your Fingers Wrinkle When Wet

People have always wondered why our fingers and toes wrinkle when we have a bath. Well, it seems that scientists finally have the answer and it’s an evolutionary function.

Laboratory tests have confirmed that our our fingers wrinkle when wet so we can improve our grip. In ancient times, it meant that wrinkled fingers could have helped our ancestors to gather food from wet vegetation or streams. The wrinkled toes, help us get a better footing in the rain.

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