When we are no longer in the water, it looks as if the eyes our skin is full of water but this is not true. Our nervous system ensures that the blood vessels in the fingers and toes together, thus they are wrinkled. But why is it so? The reason is very practical: With pruny fingers we have in the wet, better grip and can pick up things in the water better. An evolutionary advantage: as a result, our ancestors were able to attack in search of food, for example, mussels in the waters better.

But why we have not consistently wrinkled fingers? On this response, the scientists of the world until today. Wrinkled skin needs to have a disadvantage, otherwise they would be permanently in the state. You suspect that we can less well buttons or the skin is more prone to infections.

This article was written by Charlotte Lazy

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