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Wrinkled Fingers Are Better For Picking Up Wet Objects
2013-01-10 05:25:32

One of life's great pleasures is a long soak in a hot tub of water which often leads to wrinkly fingers and toes. A new study from Newcastle University suggests the reason for this wrinkling is to improve our grip on objects underwater.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.