What spending 10 days underwater can do to your hands

You know how your hands get a little wrinkly if you’ve spent too much time in the bathtub?

Imagine what ten days of constant water exposure will do.

This is what Tim Yarrow experienced after he set the world record for longest time spent underwater.

Ouch.

“The reason that you get such wrinkly hands and feet is because the surface of the skin is covered in dead keratin cells and they absorb water faster than any other cells,” British biologist Ellie Harrison explains.

He was underwater for 240 hours, beating out the previous record, 212 hours and 30 minutes, set in 1986 by Michael Stephens of Britain.

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Src: Huffington Post