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Finger snap the fastest movement in the human body, new research claims

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Finger snap the fastest movement in the human body, new research claims

A finger snap is the fastest movement in the human body, according to new research.

It takes just seven milliseconds - more than twenty times quicker than the blink of an eye with it coming down to friction between the thumb and third finger, say scientists.

Experiments showed a rubber thimble produces too much - and a lubricated glove too little but if the skin is just right then it produces just enough resistance and compression to create the perfect snap.

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