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A mystery which may have been baffling you for years has been solved by scientists at Newcastle University - why do fingers go wrinkly in the bath?
You probably didn't even know you needed to know why - but their findings are causing a stir around the world.
Our reporter Julia Barthram has been to test their theory.
You can watch the full report from her below.
Wrinkly fingers from sitting in the bath for too long could well have a useful purpose, according to research from Newcastle University.
Wrinkles that form on skin after being in water improves grip on wet objects, scientists claim to have shown.
The study compared the results of people taking objects out of water with and without the prune-like skin formation.