Fingerprint Grip Theory Rejected

Scientists say they have disproved the theory that fingerprints improve grip by increasing friction between people’s hands and the surface they are holding. Nobody is sure of the exact function of fingerprints, but improved grip has long been a favoured theory. However, in a series of tests to measure friction between a finger and a piece of acrylic glass, it was debunked by a University of Manchester team

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