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Posers and Puzzles

  1. 20 Sep '04 19:47

    What purpose do eyebrows serve?

    Do they serve any purpose at all ?
  2. Standard member royalchicken
    CHAOS GHOST!!!
    20 Sep '04 20:08
    An argument against intelligent design .
  3. Standard member Saint Nick
    Pimp of the elves
    20 Sep '04 23:57
    They prevent dirt and debris from getting in your eyes when you sweat.
    Mostly leftover from when humans were not as clean as they are now.
  4. Standard member jimmyb270
    Top Gun
    21 Sep '04 06:35
    They are also very important in non-verbal communication. Think of raised eyebrows for surprise, one raised for scepticism, fruled eyebrows for anger etc.
  5. 21 Sep '04 08:42
    Originally posted by ivanhoe

    What purpose do eyebrows serve?

    Do they serve any purpose at all ?
    Shave them and you'll see :-)
    I burnt them off completly once, and I don't recomend sweating
    without them. Sweat in the eyes is annoying.
    The direction of the hairs in the eyebrow is designed to lead sweat to run down either your nose or on your cheeks (spelling)..
  6. Standard member FatElvis
    mmm.....burgers
    21 Sep '04 12:56
    They stop people from laughing at you for having no eyebrows.
  7. Standard member kingofthe303
    Wormtongue
    21 Sep '04 14:45
    Originally posted by jimmyb270
    They are also very important in non-verbal communication. Think of raised eyebrows for surprise, one raised for scepticism, fruled eyebrows for anger etc.
    Roger Moore built an entire career on his eyebrows.
  8. 22 Sep '04 12:29
    Originally posted by chasparos
    Shave them and you'll see :-)
    I burnt them off completly once, and I don't recomend sweating
    without them. Sweat in the eyes is annoying.
    The direction of the hairs in the eyebrow is designed to lead sweat to run down either your nose or on your cheeks (spelling)..
    Yes, they also divert rain from the eyes in the same way.

    I think hair around the armpits and groin is for stopping bits of skin wearing away where they would rub.


    Hair on the head is for heat insulation and to stop the sun burning you.

    Hair up the nose is to filter out small flies and stuff.

    Anyone know what the somewhat finer hair on the arms, legs and chest etc does?
  9. 22 Sep '04 12:49
    Originally posted by iamatiger
    Yes, they also divert rain from the eyes in the same way.

    I think hair around the armpits and groin is for stopping bits of skin wearing away where they would rub.


    Hair on the head is for heat insulation and to stop the sun burning you.

    Hair up the nose is to filter out small flies and stuff.

    Anyone know what the somewhat finer hair on the arms, legs and chest etc does?
    i wouldn't garrenty it dose much of anything, but a person w/out it would be no better off, so we havn't bothered to de-evolve it.
  10. 22 Sep '04 21:25
    Originally posted by iamatiger
    Yes, they also divert rain from the eyes in the same way.

    I think hair around the armpits and groin is for stopping bits of skin wearing away where they would rub.


    Hair on the head is for heat insulation and to stop the sun burning you.

    Hair up the nose is to filter out small flies and stuff.

    Anyone know what the somewhat finer hair on the arms, legs and chest etc does?
    Dunno what the finer hair on the arms and legs are for...but the ones on the chest....well...my girl friend likes it!!!
  11. 23 Sep '04 14:18
    I was under the impression the fine hair on the arms and legs was for warmth. When it's cold they stand on end to trap a layer of air to insulate the body... of course whether so few hairs can actually achieve a beneficial effect is arguable!