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How do fingernails grow?

Fingernails, hair, and skin are made of a protein called keratin. But underneath, all these body parts have layers of living, growing cells. The live cells continuously divide, and by…

Why do we have toes on our feet?

How much do you weigh? Whatever it is, it’s sure a lot of weight for your poor feet to carry. How do they do it? With the help of those…

Why doesn't it hurt when you cut your finger nails?

It doesn’t hurt because there are no sensory nerves in your finger nails. If you hit your fingernail with a hammer, it hurts because the force is transmitted to the…

Do identical twins have the same finger prints?

Genetics is not the only determining factor in figerprint development. The environment in the womb (e.g. what the developing fingers come into contact with) can alter how the pattern of…

Why do my fingers, toes, and ears get cold first on a winter day?

It would sure be terrific if your toes could stay toasty all the time. But this doesn’t happen in frosty weather because your body has bigger things to worry about–like…

What makes your hands prune up when soaked in water?

It has to do with the the way your fingers are made. The tips of fingers and toes are covered by a tough, thick layer of skin. When they are…

What are fingernails and toenails made of?

Fingernails and toenails, hair, skin, animal fur, animal claws and hooves, and even animal feathers are largely made up of the very same chemical protein called keratin. It’s nature’s own…

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