Gas bubbles. . did you know? The noise produced by cracking your' knuckles is caused by Rice Kr' aspies within the joints, which snap, c: rac: kle, and pop. dat
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Gas bubbles

did you know?
The noise produced by cracking your'
knuckles is caused by Rice Kr' aspies within
the joints, which snap, c: rac: kle, and pop.
datone
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Submitted: 04/13/2013
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#5 - swaggrrr (04/14/2013) [+] (20 replies)
Did you know making up random stupid facts gets you free thumbs.
#6 to #5 - alpacalypse ONLINE (04/14/2013) [-]
What about real facts?    
Joints are the meeting points of two separate bones, held together and in place by connective tissues and ligaments. All of the joints in our bodies are surrounded by synovial fluid, a thick, clear liquid. When you stretch or bend your finger to pop the knuckle, you're causing the bones of the joint to pull apart. As they do, the connective tissue capsule that surrounds the joint is stretched. By stretching this capsule, you increase its volume. And as we know from chemistry class, with an increase in volume comes a decrease in pressure. So as the pressure of the synovial fluid drops, gases dissolved in the fluid become less soluble, forming bubbles through a process called cavitation. When the joint is stretched far enough, the pressure in the capsule drops so low that these bubbles burst, producing the pop that we associate with knuckle cracking.
What about real facts?
Joints are the meeting points of two separate bones, held together and in place by connective tissues and ligaments. All of the joints in our bodies are surrounded by synovial fluid, a thick, clear liquid. When you stretch or bend your finger to pop the knuckle, you're causing the bones of the joint to pull apart. As they do, the connective tissue capsule that surrounds the joint is stretched. By stretching this capsule, you increase its volume. And as we know from chemistry class, with an increase in volume comes a decrease in pressure. So as the pressure of the synovial fluid drops, gases dissolved in the fluid become less soluble, forming bubbles through a process called cavitation. When the joint is stretched far enough, the pressure in the capsule drops so low that these bubbles burst, producing the pop that we associate with knuckle cracking.
#2 - empithree ONLINE (04/14/2013) [-]
User avatar #16 - esquaredsixteen (04/14/2013) [-]
Thanks a lot, OP. I just ran out of cereal so I thought I'd rip all my fingers off to access that sweet, sweet Rice Krispies marrow you were talking about.

And now I just feel like a silly Billy.

Also, I typed this with my tongue.
#4 - junkk (04/14/2013) [-]
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#3 - eclecticparadigm **User deleted account** (04/14/2013) [-]
Biology finally made sense.
Biology finally made sense.
#26 - sgtmajorkururu (04/14/2013) [+] (1 reply)
#32 - carelessinteractin (04/14/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Snap, Crackle, Pop! Rice cartilage!
User avatar #28 - rmoran (04/14/2013) [-]
I didn't laugh until I cracked my fingers, and then I giggled.
User avatar #23 - hopeadope (04/14/2013) [-]
I just sat and popped all my knuckles after reading this.
User avatar #18 - magicandburgerking (04/14/2013) [-]
**** you now im scared to eat rice krisp
#17 - Zanchoff (04/14/2013) [-]
PHOTOSHOPPED
Just look at the pixels, guise.
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