Roland Ennos

Jun. 12, 2009

Why Do We Have Fingerprints?

The standard answer is that fingerprints increase friction, improving the grip of the fingertips. New research, however, says that may not be the case.

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Dr. Seuss's McElligot's Pool (1947) features some fantastic fish—ones with pinwheel-like tails, curly noses, long floppy ears, or Kangaroo pouches. The fictional fish do have some truly strange nonfictional cousins, among which are giant oarfish, barreleye fish, and sawfish.

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