Among the day’s unanswerable questions — why can’t the Twins win on the road or when will the Minnesota Senate race end, for example — we add one more this afternoon: Why do we have fingerprints?
Up until now, it’s been theorized that fingerprints exist to create friction when we grab things.
Scientists today announced the theory is invalid, according to the BBC.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories but reflections , observations, and debate.