Prune fingers
A wrinkle, also known as a rhytide, is a fold, ridge or crease in the skin. Skin wrinkles typically appear as a result of aging processes such as glycation, habitual sleeping positions, loss of body mass, or temporarily, as the result of prolonged immersion in water. Age wrinkling in the skin is promoted by habitual facial expressions, aging, sun damage, smoking, poor hydration, and various other factors.

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Why Do Our Fingers and Toes Wrinkle During a Bath?: Scientific ...
Jan 9, 2013 ... In the latest study, participants picked up wet or dry objects including marbles of different sizes with normal hands or with fingers wrinkled after ...
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Wrinkle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A wrinkled finger after a warm bath. The wrinkles that occur in skin after prolonged exposure to water are sometimes referred to as pruney fingers or water aging.
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Science Finally Explains Pruney Bath Fingers - Jezebel
Everyone knows that their fingers get all wrinkled after spending too much time in the tub or swimming, but apparently nobody was really certain as to why—until ...
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Why Do Our Fingers Get Wrinkled?
Feb 26, 2013 ... At one time or another, most of us have experienced "pruney" fingers. Source: Flickr At one time or another, most of us have experienced ...
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Why Fingers & Toes Get Pruney in Water | LiveScience
Jan 8, 2013 ... The wrinkling that happens when our fingers and toes get soaked in water may help us grip wet objects, a feature that likely evolved to help our ...
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Debate: did wrinkled fingers evolve for better grip? – Phenomena ...
Jan 11, 2013 ... But neurobiologist Mark Changizi has an intriguing hypothesis about the origin of pruney fingers—they're an adaptation that allows us to grip ...
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Pruney Fingers Are Evolutionary Advantage Says Researchers ...
Jan 9, 2013 ... Among other things our pedantic mothers warned us about when playing around in a swimming pool, getting pruney fingers from staying in the ...
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Pruney fingers give us better grip underwater - life - 09 January ...
Jan 9, 2013 ... Wrinkles that form on our fingers and toes when underwater could be an evolutionary adaption that allows us to manipulate objects more ...
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Proven: Pruney Fingers Have a Better Grip | Surprising Science
Jan 9, 2013 ... A new study shows that when our fingers get wrinkly, they're better at gripping wet objects.
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Mark Changizi, Ph.D.: Explained: Why We Get 'Pruney' Fingers
Oct 25, 2011 ... Our pruney fingers may be a crucial part of our primate repertoire: Once primates went the way of finger nails rather than claws, treads were ...
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A gripping tale: scientists claim to have discovered why skin wrinkles ...
Jan 10, 2013 ... Tom Smulders of Newcastle University Institute of Neuroscience ... Smulders investigated the benefits of wrinkled fingers after reading a paper ...
Wrinkled Fingers Get Better Grip on Wet Objects - NYTimes.com
Jan 10, 2013 ... Wet Wrinkled Fingers Evolved for Better Grip ... an evolutionary biologist at Newcastle University in England, “if their fingers are wrinkled than if ...
Prune Skin: Why Does Our Skin Get Wrinkly In Water?
Jan 9, 2013 ... A recent study by Newcastle University in the U.K. found that wrinkly fingers are ... Factors in Prune Skin Texture - University of California, Davis.
BBC News - Science puts wrinkled fingers to the test
Jan 8, 2013 ... UK researchers from Newcastle University have confirmed wet objects are easier to handle with wrinkled fingers than with dry, smooth ones.
Yawns, hiccups, prune fingers – we wouldn't be here without them ...
Jan 10, 2013 ... A Newcastle University study has concluded that Prune fingers are better at clasping objects in water, which, they argue, might demonstrate that ...
Wrinkly bath fingers: Why do fingers wrinkle in water? It helps us grip ...
Jan 8, 2013 ... Scientists at Newcastle University believe fingers becoming wrinkled in water may be an evolutionary development that helped people gather ...
Science gets a grip on wrinkly fingers : Nature News & Comment
Jan 9, 2013 ... "We have shown that wrinkled fingers give a better grip in wet conditions ... biologist at Newcastle University, UK, and a co-author of the paper.
Prune Hands Explained - ABC News
Jan 9, 2013 ... A team at Newcastle University has concluded through experiments and testing that wrinkled fingers make it easier for humans to pick up wet, ...
Get a grip - why we get wrinkly fingers and toes - Newcastle University
Jan 9, 2013 ... Scientists at Newcastle University studied people taking objects out of water with wrinkled fingers and again without wrinkled fingers to explain ...
Why Fingers & Toes Get Pruney in Water | LiveScience
Jan 8, 2013 ... Fingers may wrinkle when wet to help people grip wet objects, find ... biologist at Newcastle University in England, told LiveScience. Smulders ...
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Scribners Best of the Fiction Workshops 1998
Scribners Best of the Fiction Workshops 1998
John Kulka, Carol Shields, Natalie Danford, 1998
Old lady hands, as if a man's hands never withered, never wrinkled, never became bent and blue with veins. After a bath, he and his sister would show their wrinkled, pruney fingers to each other. His sister's singsong taunt: Yitzchak's got old ...
What Makes Flamingos Pink?: A Colorful Collection of Q & A's for ...
What Makes Flamingos Pink?: A Colorful Collection of Q & A's for ...
Bill McLain, 2010
What makes your fingers and toes become pruney after you have been in the bathtub for a while? (Are you shrinking or expanding?) A. thick, tough layer of skin (in Latin, stratum corneum) covers the tips of your fingers, your toes, and the soles ...
Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal
Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal
Asiatic Society (Calcutta, India), 1898
Chelipeds unequal : upper and outer surfaces of wrist strongly wrinkled and pitted ; upper surface of hand nodular, upper half or more of outer surface of hand longitudinally ridged and transversely wrinkled: fingers short, stout, hollowed (but  ...
al-Juzʾ al-awwal[-al-thānī] min majmūʻat rasāʾil Ibn ʻĀbidīn
al-Juzʾ al-awwal[-al-thānī] min majmūʻat rasāʾil Ibn ʻĀbidīn
Muḥammad Amīn ibn ʻUmar Ibn ʻĀbidīn, 1898
Chelipeds unequal : upper and outer surfaces of wrist strongly wrinkled and pitted ; upper surface of hand nodular, upper half or more of outer surface of hand longitudinally ridged and transversely wrinkled : fingers short, stout, hollowed ( but ...
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Royal Asiatic Society of Bengal, 1898
Chelipeds unequal : upper and outer surfaces of wrist strongly wrinkled and pitted ; upper surface of hand nodular, upper half or more of outer surface of hand longitudinally ridged and transversely wrinkled : fingers short, stout, hollowed ( but ...
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Prune fingers
Why your fingers and toes get pruney in water - NBC News.com
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TED-Ed Cartoon Explains Pruney Fingers | Geekosystem
As far as mysteries of the universe go, Why do our fingers get pruney when they're wet? isn't exactly the most pressing. It is, however, among the most persistent and just plain weird. After all, what kid hasn't wondered this? It's among our most common early scientific queries, though the answer remains unclear.
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Pruney fingers: A gripping story | memolition
explore. dream. discover.
memolition.com/2013/05/25/pruney-fingers-a-gripping-story/
KAERIE FAERIE: PRUNEY FINGERS
wet sanding and carving porcelain.
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Friday Frivolities: Pruney fingers explained, home-made lightsaber, couples outfits, Luke Psywalker, and more... :: Idealog :: the magazine and website of New Zealand creative business, ideas and innovation
Idealog is the magazine and website of New Zealand creative business, ideas and innovation
www.idealog.co.nz/blog/2013/05/friday-frivolities-pruney-fingers-explained-and-more
Proven: Pruney Fingers Have a Better Grip | Surprising Science
A new study shows that when our fingers get wrinkly, they're better at gripping wet objects
blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/?p=14003
Why Do Our Fingers Get Wrinkled?
At one time or another, most of us have experienced "pruney" fingers. Source: Flickr At one time or another, most of us have experienced “pruney” fingers,
dujs.dartmouth.edu/news/why-do-our-fingers-get-pruney
TED-Ed Explains Why Fingers Get Pruney When Wet | Swimmer's Daily
Via Geekosystem As far as mysteries of the universe go, “Why do our fingers get pruney when they’re wet?” isn’t exactly the most pressing. It is, however, among the most persistent and just plain weird.
www.swimmersdaily.com/2013/05/24/ted-ed-explains-why-fingers-get-pruney-when-wet/
Why Does Skin Get Pruney in the Tub? | Mental Floss
For a long time, scientists thought that pruning of the skin after spending time in the water was simply a matter of fingers being a little spongey. The outermost layer (the stratum corneum) of the outermost layer (the epidermis) of our skin is mostly made up of cells called corneocytes. These cells are filled with keratin, a protein that helps keep the skin hydrated by absorbing water and preventing its evaporation. When you hang out in the pool or the bathtub for a while, the keratin absorbs a lot of
mentalfloss.com/article/31646/why-does-skin-get-pruney-tub
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