Sunday, November 8, 2009

TMI Trivia

When it’s hot and you need to cool down, little muscles at the base of each hair relax. Your hair becomes relaxed. Your sweat glands pump out body heat in sweat. Your blood vessels get big to take more heat to the skin in order to get rid of it. But when it’s cold, the arrector muscle pulls the hair up. The duct to the sweat glands gets small to conserve heat. Our blood vessels also get small to save heat.

2 comments:

frogponder said...

My muscles get up and throw another log on the fire!

SteveA said...

In tune with frogponder - minds get up for a sweater :)