10 Explanations Behind Strange Bodily Functions

Fingers Wrinkling In Water

If you spend a lot of time in water you will no doubt have noticed that your fingers and toes will begin to wrinkle. This is believed to be a reaction that has evolved in our species as a way to increase grip in slippery circumstances. The wrinkles provide more surface area, which means that people can grip onto wet surfaces much more effectively.


Although it might be fun at first, hiccupping can soon become a huge annoyance and even very painful. What is worse is that it can be incredibly difficult to actually get rid of them, which only makes them all the more bizarre. Hiccups baffled scientists for hundreds of years until recently, when a consensus has risen that it is a way to expel excess air from the stomach, allowing youngsters to burp themselves and continue to suckle milk.