Actually not true. It has zero grip under water. Been tested.
@hasher2288, however your body does intentionally make that pruning, it’s not an accident. People with certain nerve damage don’t get pruned fingers/toes.
@hasher2288, I tested it myself just now. It does add a lot of grip
@hasher2288, more than likely it's a vestigial reflex. Similar to how we get goosebumps even though we don't have enough hair on our arms for it to matter
@hasher2288, the body does that in order to channel the water out of the way so you can grip stuff better, same concept as the treads on your tires.
@Kol101, why would we be under water long enough to evolve that trait? Tipatharrows explanation makes more sense.
@R2 LSD2, well there is also no reason not for us to evolve that trait as well. Take ass hair for example, what evolutionary advantage do we get for having it?
ITS CAUSE OF OSMOSIS
@Scruffy da janitor, that's how we learned the ability
@Scruffy da janitor, ...Jones?
Oooooorrrrrr it's because you've lost the natural oils in the skin from being submitted too long.
Something something isn't God amazing.
@AgentK006, nice, lol
Crazy how nature do dat
After fifty shades, girls fingers be looking like...
This is on Wikipedias list of common misconceptions
"List of Myths Evolutionists believe"
Did you know if your fingers don't do this they have nerve damage?
It's when your fingers have been up in her wet box too long.
We got rained on during a field training exercise, and my crappy Army issued leather gloves got water logged. My hands looked worse than this for days. But at least I had outstanding underwater grip.