…that some men in India have one long pinky nail?

Question submitted by Emma, London The short answer: In Asian men it is seen as a sign of wealth, class and lack of labour-intensive job. Sometimes in practice, it’s used for general orifice exploration! The Long answer: Asian men, particularly younger men can be seen with one nail grown much longer than the the others

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…that my fingers go all wrinkly in the bath?

The short answer: Dead keratin cells in the thick outermost layer of our skin absorb water when submerged and that layer wrinkles to compensate for the increased surface area (read the long answer to find out the alternative theory). The long answer: “Oh. My. Goodness. My little girl is shriveled like a little prune!” Every

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…that men have nipples?

Why do men have nipples? Why didn’t evolution result in them being selectively pressured out of men by now? Are they any use? The Short Answer: Nipples develop in the womb before sex is decided. The Long Answer: Okay, so high school genetics refresher: Inside each cell within you, you have 23 pairs of chromosomes.

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