March 17, 2010

Why do humans have pubic hair?

Hair.jpgI know that's just the question you've been asking yourself, and Scientific American is here to help:

"Like many people, I ask myself continuously about some of life's biggest mysteries. Why are we here? What is the meaning of life? Why do we have those strangely sparse, wiry little hairs growing around our genitals--hair that is singularly different from all the other hair on our bodies?"

As a billboard, perhaps?

"Pubic hair acts as a sort of blinking marquee, indicating for prospective sexual partners that mating with that individual could be potentially a fruitful exercise in genetic perpetuity."

Read the rest: A bushel of facts about the uniqueness of human pubic hair

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Posted by Derek Markham at March 17, 2010 10:43 AM
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