TIL the same enzyme that makes apples and potatoes turn brown is also responsible for tanning in humans.

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That’s why I rub myself with lemon juice.

wjbc

I really *am* a baked potato.

Necessary_Contingent

TIL sunscreen will keep my fruit fresh.

certainlyunpleasant

Fun fact about tanning. The sun damages your skin cells, so as a defense to protect you, your skin cells will commit suicide and die so they can act like a shield to protect your healthy cells underneath. If these cells didn’t commit suicide, we’d all be getting skin cancer left and right. Tanning is basically just forcing your skin cells to commit suicide so you can look a little darker.

elfmachine100

The hypothesis that I am a couch potato is getting stronger by the day đŸ¤”

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