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Why do my fingers get all "pruney" in the bathtub?
During long baths (or while swimming in a lake or pool) our fingers and toes soak up water like a sponge, which makes them swell. This happens because the top layer of skin (called the stratum corneum) on fingers and toes is more porous than the layers of skin underneath, and thus better at absorbing water. But instead of ballooning up, our fingers and toes shrivel like raisins because of the way the layers of skin are connected: The top, swelling layer of skin is connected underneath to tissue that does not swell, so the skin buckles to accommodate the increased surface area. Once you dry off, the water from your skin evaporates into the air and your skin quickly returns to normal.
How do sloth bears eat?
When light hits an object, how do we recognize the color?
How does a gravity powered water pump work?
What are windmills used for?
Which countries make up North America?
Did human health improve in the twentieth century?
What is a "smartphone"?
Why does purple bend more in a prism than, say, red?
Who was Copernicus?
How were the planets formed?
Why does fire burn?
Which are Asia's largest cities?
Do fish defend their young?
Why do CD's skip?
How can a battery lose energy when it's not being used (like when it sits in a flashlight that's not turned on for months or years)?
How does fuzz on a tennis ball make it fly faster? It seems counterintuitive to me.
Why do things stick only to the poles of the magnet?
What’s a cobweb?
Why do we call a predictable trial a “kangaroo court”?
What do the distress letters SOS stand for?
What is a tsunami?
Which is the fastest canine in the world?
Why does a badminton birdie have such a large tip? Does making it bigger protect the racket?
What are carnivorous plants?
Is bouncing related to elasticity or hardness? Can a hard body rebound?
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