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Answered 2013-03-18 18:58:55

Scientists have now concluded that your fingers wrinkle in water due to the body adapting to its environment. When you fingers and toe wrinkle, it increases the body's ability to grip water and slippery surfaces and objects.

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2020-08-11 04:08:43

This is inaccurate. Your hands wrinkle for the same reason fresh water fish die in salt water and vise versa. The level of salt in your body is higher than the salt level in fresh water. Itโ€™s a process called osmoregulation.

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Answered 2020-08-11 04:23:03

This video explains the process of osmoregulation. Water through osmosis passes through the skin and moves to equalize solution concentration. The water you are in has a higher or lower concentration of certain chemicals.

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