Why Do Paper Cuts Hurt So Much?
It’s a question we’ve all wondered, usually in the midst of writhing in stationery-induced agony. “Whyyyyyyy??!! It’s only papeerrrr owwwwww!!!” Want the answer? Scientific American’s Ferris Jabr’s got it.
It comes down to anatomy, our pesky, sensitive hands, and the fact that paper is pretty evil on a microscopic level.
This interactive tool (go check it out, it spins and zooms and enfoldulates on their website) is like having a brain in a jar on your shelf to study for anatomy class, but much less creepy and less likely to lead to a misunderstood monster roaming the streets of the local village and terrorizing the dreams of young people everywhere.