Secrets of knuckle-cracking captured on video

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    So why does it lead to the fattening of fingers (the soft tissue)? It's very easy to tell who has a history of popping joints to those that don't from that.
     
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    I have cracked several times daily for most of my life and can find no effect from it. Can you expand more on this fattening issue, I've never heard of this.
     
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    Some Dr cracked joints on one hand daily for years and never on the other hand. Zero medical effects on the cracked hand. Pretty sure he won a Nobel Prize. I can't remember the whole thing because i heard about it years ago but thats the jist of it.

    EDIT: I got curious and googled it. It's a parody Ig Nobel Prize which is a prize for frivolous scientific achievement. Donald Unger was the persons name.
     
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    Just compare the hands of someone who frequently pops their knuckles to someone that doesn't. Those that don't look more boney--the skin is wrapped tight to the fingers. Those that do have a lot more play in their skin (feels like a fluid inside). I'm not talking the joints themselves; I'm talking about between the joints.
     

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