Nope, pruny fingers and toes don't give you a "better grip"

Early last year, scientists suggested that our fingers and toes get wrinkles when they're wet to help us better handle wet objects. But a new study, in an effort to re-affirm the theory, fell flat. » 1/10/14 7:00pm 1/10/14 7:00pm

Finally, an explanation for why our fingers and toes get all pruny when…

Shriveled fingers and toes are something we're all familiar with, yet scientists have struggled to explain why it happens. A longstanding theory is that wrinkles are the result of water passing through the outer layer of the skin, causing it to swell. But as neuroscientist Mark Changizi pointed out a few years ago,… » 1/09/13 7:40am 1/09/13 7:40am