LIVESCIENCE ARTICLE: Why Do Humans Have Palm Lines?

LIVESCIENCE ARTICLE: Why Do Humans Have Palm Lines?

Why Do Humans Have Palm Lines?
Elizabeth Howell, LiveScience ContributorDate:
21 May 2013 Time: 10:47 AM ET

Some people think the palm lines in human hands foretell the future through the practice of palmistry.

Scientifically speaking, however, the lines on a palm, or palmar flexion creases, help the hand's skin stretch and squeeze. They can also help identify certain medical conditions.

Human hands develop palmar creases
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