• @MrJameGumb
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    912 months ago

    As a bald man I can tell you that the hair on your head does A LOT to keep you warm. I have to wear hats all year round except in the hottest part of summer.

  • @Prismo
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    602 months ago

    I appreciate the usefulness of my eyebrows to divert rain away from my eyes. I do not appreciate my moustache’s water gathering properties when walking in humid environments.

    • tiredofsametab
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      182 months ago

      Same with sweat; I used to be in a band and shaved my eyebrows for a bit. Sucked under hot stage lights.

    • @jpreston2005
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      32 months ago

      aw man, walking on a humid day, get a free lil drink of rainwater from my mustache every few minutes, it’s great

      • @Bgugi
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        42 months ago

        Oh man I feel like a chump… I’ve just been using mine to sort soup into “drinkable” and “chewable”

      • @Prismo
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        22 months ago

        I guess I’ve been looking at it wrong the whole time! Although, living in the countryside would be preferable for moustache-rainwater

    • AureliusOP
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      62 months ago

      I considered that too. I suppose it could help on top of the head. But how about body hair?

      • @[email protected]
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        152 months ago

        Body hair is vestigial fur that used to help with thermal regulation (insulation against both hot and cold) when dense enough.

      • @[email protected]
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        82 months ago

        I have quite thick body hair, especially on my back, there have been times when I have had to wear a shirt that was just in the washing machine, so it was spinn dried, but still damp,!it restes on my back hair and I never felt it against my back skin, works brilliantly in an emergency.

        This also means that I have another layer of insulation as soon as I put on a shirt, which is quite handy.

  • @vampire
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    302 months ago

    Funny to suggest its cosmetic function isn’t important.

  • Dr. Wesker
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    232 months ago

    Yeah but why my ear hair started growing in so aggressively?

    • @Death_Equity
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      202 months ago

      Habitual lack of earmuffs. Your ears have been cold your whole life, so your body has finally adapted to your negligence.

    • @squid_slime
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      92 months ago

      Plucked the equivalent of a pube from my ear lobe yesterday… Age has cometh

      • cheesymoonshadow
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        My husband says he used to have “a swimmer’s body,” smooth and hairless. But he’s 55 now so…

        He’s got hair in his chest, belly, back, and shoulders, and it’s spreading.

        Every few months, I pluck the hairs out of his ears. It used to be just one or two but now it’s a couple long thick ones and a few small curly ones from each ear.

        About a month ago, I noticed he’s also got a couple of long wild strands growing out of the peak of each eyebrow.

  • @ArgentRaven
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    142 months ago

    It’s pretty decent at stopping mosquitoes from getting to your skin, sun burn is lessened, but our technology definitely can overcome that. It just takes a little more effort than existing, like hair does.

    • @mipadaitu
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      72 months ago

      Why is everyone on Lemmy at least as old as I am?

        • krimsonbun
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          72 months ago

          We’re not all indoctrinated by zuckyberg don’t worry ;)

        • @Adalast
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          72 months ago

          My 15-year-old stepdaughter went on a 10-minute-long explosive rant about how conservative politicians are retarded and seem incapable of doing math at a basic high-school level which ended with her storming off to write a “book on how they can do better that she will send to the governments”. I could not have been more proud. She has even started expressing frustration with the amount of advertising that is going on and is coming to understand just how much information is taken from us every day.

      • @[email protected]
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        12 months ago

        If it’s true that younger folks are more tech illiterate then Lemmy would be a non starter for them because it’s more complicated to understand and use compared to centralized services.

    • @[email protected]
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      42 months ago

      Nails too. Whenever i trim my nails, I feel a loss of sensitivity in my hands or feets. Also, both nails and hair are made up of the same body protein, Keratin.

    • AureliusOP
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      22 months ago

      I’ve never thought about that. Like a cat’s whiskers for humans

  • linuxgator
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    72 months ago

    It’s actually a great heat exchanger or retainer depending on whether it’s up or down. It all comes down to thermodynamics.

    • AureliusOP
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      21 month ago

      That makes a lot of sense!

  • @Pat12
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    62 months ago

    don’t they teach about the biological use of hair in science class to kids?