Asked by: rai130-ga
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10 Jan 2005 01:38 PST
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What is the feeling when you get a shiver / tingle down your spine. Or when your hairs stand up on the back of your neck? What causes it, what happens and what is it for? Thanks.
Answered By: missy-ga on 10 Jan 2005 16:07 PST
Hello, Shivering is the body's natural, involuntary reaction to feeling a chill. The skin tightens up, causing hairs to stand up and the muscles to shake. Ostensibly, this is to help generate a little body heat, but it would seem to be very inefficient. Why do we shiver when we get cold? http://almanac.com/question/oneanswer.php?questionnumber=12829 Fact Monster: Why do we shiver? http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0921069.html --Missy Search terms: [ why do we shiver ]
From: jack_of_few_trades-ga on 11 Jan 2005 11:47 PST
Yeah, I get that too Rai... but I can't say it's from Churchill's speeches :) And unfortunately I'm of no help to you because I don't know what in my body causes it either.
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