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When you chew on skin, why is it crunchy?

It pops in your teeth like pop rocks, why?

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:42 PM on Nov. 1, 2008 in Health

Answers (8)
  • LOL What skin are you chewing?? lol Its probably dry due to the winter lol!

    Answer by Steph319 at 7:45 PM on Nov. 1, 2008

  • lol umm ok lol

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:51 PM on Nov. 1, 2008

  • HMM That is weird I dont know. I used to bite the skin that was around my nails until I was like 16 and my DR. told me it could make me sick it is like a calis

    Answer by AbbeyKAy at 7:51 PM on Nov. 1, 2008

  • eww, way to make my preggo stomache turn!
    seriously, maybe it's just dry. >_

    Answer by mrseum at 7:56 PM on Nov. 1, 2008

  • Would that be fried chicken skin? If not, have a physician check it out. Seriously, air under the skin makes it crackle but why on earth would you be chewing on skin?

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:04 PM on Nov. 1, 2008

  • ugh who are you eating ?

    Answer by koolest_mom_of4 at 9:54 PM on Nov. 1, 2008

  • Okay guys really...dont act like you dont know what she is talking about! I think its because its the dryest part of your fingers...If it was lotioned up I dont think it would be the same texture. :)

    Answer by MaiasMommy619 at 12:19 AM on Nov. 2, 2008

  • lol I know what you mean. It's crunchy for the same reason that plants make a sound when they snap in half. Your skin is nothing but a bunch of cells and what you're feeling is the cell walls getting smashed and collapsing. I bite my nails and the skin around them so I know exactly what you're talking about. lol

    Answer by BabyBreyen at 12:23 AM on Nov. 2, 2008

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