The Treehouse + The Cave


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Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Shivering

Why do we shiver? Is it that by repetitively shaking our ass microscopic distances we burn calories and thus generate heat? Or is it that by invigorating the air within a small distance from the surface of our skin, we are actually raising the air temperature around us? Neither sounds very warm to me.

This seems like the kind of thing covered in one my favorite children's books, Do Animals Dream?, a collection of the questions most asked by children at the British Museum of Natural History. I've read it 100 times, easy.

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