Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Why do you get Goose Bumps, Mommy?

You know you wanted to know this answer, so here you go!  :)   Actually, Hunter asked me this tonight so I had to google it for him and this is what we found.  I thought I would entertain the rest of you to get your mind off of that last post I shared today, and get your brain cells tingling with this info!  

PS:  Whatever you do, do not google search "goose bumps" and then click on images with your child standing right next to you.  Thankfully, I did not do that! Geez!!! 

It’s that time of year again-when the weather turns cold and we like to snuggle in front of a fireplace with a hot cup of cocoa. But, have you ever noticed that when it is cold outside sometimes the hairs on your arms stand up and you get little bumps all over. But then when you go inside the little bumps dissappear. These little bumps are called goose bumps…but do you know what is actually happening with your body when you get these bumps?

When you’re cold, your arrector muscles pull your hair up, and your blood vessels and ducts to your sweat glands get small to conserve heat. Millions of years ago, humans probably had more hair on their bodies then they do now, so their hair standing on end acted as insulation. We don’t have enough hair on our bodies to keep us warm anymore, but the little muscles at the end of each hair are still 

4 Personal Thoughts:

CIRCLE OF LIFE said...

ok girl leave it to you and google lol

I hate pumpkin pie too!

Jennifer said...

cute...
beware of googling anything these days, mama. scary stuff comes up, doesn't it?

Aspiemom said...

Sometimes these kids ask things that I never questioned. Like the goosebumps! My son has always asked me questions I've had to Google, too!

ChristmasQueen said...

I'm with you on the white noise...that machine is a little gem! Worth every penny.

The headshot you asked about is for a state pageant in the Miss United States org. in March. If you want to see the state, it's on my profile. I try to keep things very cryptic on my blog about any pageants I'm in and where I work in case I accidently say the wrong thing somehow...you know what I'm saying...I guess I mean accidently write something someone might take the wrong way? Pageants are something I've been involved in since high school and that I've had a lot of fun with, and have also provided me with awesome opportunities to do community service, children's hospital etc....

I also like sleep masks, but do you find that it makes a big crease in your hair? That's why I don't wear one at night...

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