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How come only your fingers and toes get prune in the shower and nothing else does?


Asked by jodi205 at 12:09 PM on Apr. 8, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • Good question.

    Answer by LaurenKaye29 at 12:13 PM on Apr. 8, 2009

  • here's an answer i stole after looking it up.

    The pruney look is caused by to much moisture absorbed into the skin. The fingers and toes have large surface area and little flesh to hold moisture. Because of this they get waterlogged and pruney first. The rest of the body has lots more flesh beneath the skin and can hold lots mor water. If you stayed in the tub long enough other parts would become pruney.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:15 PM on Apr. 8, 2009

  • Good to know! Thanks!

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:23 PM on Apr. 8, 2009