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Why We Have Lines On Our Palms

Palm readers will tell you the lines correspond to your fate. Science says otherwise.

Mark Andrew





The human body is quite fascinating. The heart, for instance, beats about 80 times per minute which makes it around 115,200 times in one day. The human brain, on the other hand, can read up to 1,000 words per minute while experts believe our eyebrows’ main function is to keep sweat away from our eyes.

Moreover, each human being has a unique fingerprint plus our eyes can distinguish up to a million different colors and receive information better than any modern telescope.

So yes, you get the picture: our physical bodies are amazing indeed.

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Now allow us to invite you to take a few seconds and look at your palms. Notice all those crazy lines?

According to palmistry, the lines on your palms correspond to your personality, fortune, and future.

Of course, those who practice palmistry (or ‘chiromancy’ also most commonly known as ‘palm reading’) will say that the lines on your palms tell something about your personality, fortune, and future.

The truth, however, is a little more based in science than that.

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According to an article by the Business Insider website, these curved lines “form in the womb around 12 weeks” and that they have a very special function. In reality, the lines are actually creases in the skin and because of them, we can easily flex our hands.

Our palm lines are actually called ‘palmar flexion creases’ in science.

Holding and grabbing objects is much easier because of these creases.

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Or as the Science Focus site effectively sums it up, the lines are there so that we can “scrunch our hands into a fist, or other complex shapes, without excessive stretching or leaving bags of loose skin.”

Moreover, science tells us that most people are born with three major palm creases. The thickness, frequency, and prominence, however, depends on our unique genes. In fact, there are even instances when an individual is born with only one dominant crease instead of three.

I guess we all learn something new each day!

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