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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
quilisma
  • In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
The word 'quilisma' comes from a Greek word meaning 'a roll'.