hold up what do you mean humans can’t tell if something’s wet . what
Think about it, what’s the first thing you focus on when you touch something wet? Usually it’s temperature.
And if something is dripping down your skin you might feel ticklish
But like you’ve probably touched something cold and thought it was wet for a second before realizing it was dry and your brain just assumed
So you guys can feel wetness based on experience but it’s just that your skin isn’t specialized to feel that I think
yeah we don’t have sensors for wetness (other creatures do) but we just learn what wetness feels like to make up for it.
you’ve heard of Shrimp Colors get ready for its unexpected sequel: Shrimp Knows Water Is Wet But We Don’t (yes really)
Had an injury on my hand a while back that damaged some nerves in my finger. Took me months to stop thinking my finger had gotten wet whenever I picked up a cold piece of metal cutlery.
My mom sometimes asks me to touch the bedsheets or towels she’s hung to dry because she’s not sure if they’re still wet or just cold.
This is part of why cold blooded animals sometimes feel “slimy”
The lower temperature sometimes feels “wet” to us even when they aren’t
…sometimes though they just actually are wet because they like to do that
…sometimes though they just
actually are wet because
they like to do that
Beep boop! I look for accidental haiku posts. Sometimes I mess up.