Why Do Your Fingers Get Pruney in the Bath?
Before i became a mom, I was always really worried about my son or daughter asking me questions that I didn't know the answer to. Like, "Mommy, why is the sky blue?" Or, "Mommy, where do babies come from?" (Okay, so I do know the answer to that one, but I don't wanna talk about it!)
As I was brushing her hair after her bath the other night, she asked me, "Mommy, why do my fingers get pruney in my bath?"
Well, thankfully, these days we moms have google! Here's what I found out -
Our fingers get pruned up in water to better handle wet objects!
Researchers at Newcastle University found that subjects with pruney fingers could transfer wet marbles between two containers significantly quicker than subjects without. On the other hand, pruney fingers added no advantage to transferring dry marbles.
So interesting, right?! It's one of our body's natural adaptations!