Fingerprint Facts

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Fingerprint Facts

Fingerprints are formed before birth, grow with the growth of hands and help in identification. Let’s learn some basic facts on fingerprints: Fingerprints come out from the interior fleshes of the skin. Even Siamese twins have varying fingerprints. Loop is the most common fingerprint. 60% palms have such pattern. The other patterns are Whorls, Arches, and Accidentals. An important means of examining fingerprints is using their “Class Characteristics”. Our fingers are covered in skin pores which produce oils and sweat detected by good old fingerprint powder. An undetected fingerprint is termed as “latent”. The Laser helps in obtaining fingerprints from human bodies. Identification of criminals is the most common use of fingerprints and computer database has actually helped in this goal.

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Do Identical Twins Have The Same Fingerprints?

The answer is no.  Fingerprints are not an entirely genetic characteristic.  Identical twins share the same DNA but that does not mean they have the same fingerprints.  You can check this yourself by looking at your left thumb versus your right thumb.  Those fingerprints are not identical.  Identical twins can’t commit crimes and then blame it on the other twin.  Yes the DNA will come up the same but the fingerprints are not the same.

Fingerprint Password

As time moved on and technology evolved, naturally there arrived an intersection between fingerprints, DNA, and technology.  The iphone has fingerprint password capability.  Other gadgets do as well.  of course law enforcement uses fingerprints and technology routinely.   People can lock apps with their fingerprints as well.  Expect this to continue and to even include your DNA sequence eventually.

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More info on fingerprints and DNA here.

 

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54 Comments on “Fingerprint Facts”

  1. Hahaha, im actually doing a science fair project on this. Im comparing different families’ fingerprints to see if their the same.

  2. i have something diferent fingerprint,full with paralel lines.i want to know what they means.somebody knows some website,where i can see the meanings of fingerprints?

  3. my name is leena and im doing a english project in high school at glacier high school.my project is of course fingerprints. im learning enteresting things about fingerprints to. what i reaaly want to know from my fingerprints and my family’s is what do they symbolize? i went home one day and look at my family’s fingerprints and compared them. oh my gosh they were so different than mine. l.o.l i hope you had fun learning about fingerprints and enjoyed the projecct you did.

  4. no person is the same finger print,,FP_ is studying of finger..?lol.. finger P. is so very interesting and so logic subject..:)

  5. i need your help. im doing a science fair project and im having trouble identifying one of my own prints! its on my right ring finger and it is a loop but in the center of the loop is a whorl! plz help!

  6. UGHHH!!! I’m doing a science project on “Are the fingerprints of twins alike?” I am using my sisters and i cant get a good fingerprint!!! They are five sooo its a lot harder!!! Although this information and the pictures are really helpful. Thank you sooo much! You might want to add more info, pictures, and how to do the fingerprints of people with ink!!!

  7. this really helped me with my research for my written report. but now i have to put together my oral presentation. XD by the way .-. face looks like a fish XD .-. .-. .-. .-. .-. .-. .-. .-. .-. .-. OMG!! it reminds me of my ex- boyfriend!! .-. .-. .-. .-. .-. .-. .-. .-. .-. .-. .-. .-. .-. .-. .-. .-. .-. .-. .-. .-. .-.

  8. I am an instructor and advanced fingerprint examiner for the Ouachita Parish Sheriffs office. I want to inform you that the part above “skin pores which produce oils” is not correct. There are no pores that produce oils in your palm side of the hand. There are only sweat glands. Oils are mostly picked up from your face and head. I hope this helps.

  9. this is very usefull info bcuz i am learning all about fingerprints and all of this information made me pass the class with a 72% thank you very much:)

  10. So im doing a science fair project and it is what surface temp. of a glass will you be able to see the fingerprint more clear. So far i have nothing done and the background research is due in 3 days i need 2c pages of facts so this website really helped me thanks to who ever wrote it.

  11. THE YEARS THAT I HAVE SERVED AS A FINGERPRINT OFFICER I HAVE NOT KNOWN FINGERPRINT FROM TWO DIFFERENT PERSONS AGREEING IN SEQUENCE AND NOT EVEN IDENTICAL TRIPLETS ARE IDENTICAL WHEN IT COMES TO FINGERPRINTS.THEY MAY BE SOME SIMILARTIES IN TERMS OF RIDGE CHARACTERISTICS BUT AS A FINGERPRINT OFFICER WE CAN STILL TELL THAT THESE ARE FINGER IMPRESSIONS OF MR X . THIS IS A WORLDWIDE STUDY TAKEN BY DIFFERENT FINGERPRINT OFFICERS WHICH PROVES THAT FINGERPRINTS ARE UNIQUE AND THEY ARE PERSISTENCY THESE ARE THE TWO FACTS WHICH DETERMINES THE FINGERPRINTS TO BE UNIQUE FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL.

  12. This helped because I have to do a science fair project so at least this helped with what kondkind of fingerprints there arrogance to who ever write this.

  13. hello im helping my 6year old daughter with her science project,its aboutare childrens fingerprints similar to their parents just interested in some suggestions please

  14. it helps a lot because i have a science fair project that is due tomorrow thanks i found all the information i needed it really helped hope i get an A+

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