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Fingerprint grip theory rejected

By T.K. Randall
June 14, 2009 · Comment icon 1 comment

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The theory that fingerprints developed in order to improve grip by increasing friction between a person's hand and an object that they are holding has been disproved by scientists at the University of Manchester.
Scientists say they have disproved the theory that fingerprints improve grip by increasing friction between people's hands and the surface they are holding. Nobody is sure of the exact function of fingerprints, but improved grip has long been a favoured theory."

Source: BBC News | Comments (1)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by jesspy 14 years ago
Maybe they are Gods bar-codes?

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