If you were at the beach or in a pool over the weekend you might have noticed the thing that always happens to your fingers when you stay in the water too long… they get all wrinkly! But why does this happen? It’s actually really interesting phenomenon.
It’s really just the blood vessels below the skin starting to constrict, which a lot of scientists say it the body’s way of helping us out when it comes to picking up wet objects. Part of our evolution as a species. What?! Yup. It’s true. There was even a study done back in 2013 that has been published in Biology Letters where the scientists found that people with wrinkled fingers were faster at picking up items under water like marbles, rather than the people with unwrinkled fingers. There was no difference when they did it with dry objects out of the water though.
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