Tuesday, June 30, 2009

What are Goose Bumps?

Updated on : Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Written by S.E. Smith Copyright © 2003 - 2009 Conjecture Corporation

Goose bumps are small bumps in the skin which are caused by tightening
muscles which pull body hair into an erect position. In humans, goose bumps
are a vestigial reflex, left over from a time when humans had more hair; a
wide variety of animals demonstrate this interesting reflex in response to
certain stimuli. Many people have experienced goose bumps at some point in
their lives, and some may have...


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