Friday, 7 January 2011


Think that a pig after moving 50 km (NON-STOP) under the sun they will get all sweaty??

That is pure nonsense.....haha. Pigs DON'T SWEAT.

And they will take a bath...

Gonna tell you why.

Human if get hot, the skin will sent the impulse to the brain (hypothalamus specifically) which will regulate our body temp. This massage then will be sent to the sweat glands. 

The sweat gland can be divided into 2:
  •  Eccrine sweat gland 
When internal temperature rises, the eccrine glands secrete water to the skin surface, where heat is removed by evaporation.

If eccrine glands are active over most of the body (as in HORSES, bears, and humans), they are major thermoregulatory devices.
  • Apocrine sweat gland
Usually associated with hair follicles, continuously secrete a fatty sweat into the gland tubule.

Emotional stress causes the tubule wall to contract, expelling the fatty secretion to the skin, where local bacteria break it down into odorous fatty acids

Pigs have NO eccrine sweat glands, they HAVE apocrine glands.

So they can't cool themselves.

It ain't cool yo.

So what do pig do??

They wallow (berendam) and bathe in something wet, such as mud , ponds, seeps, and lakes to help them cool down. 

So now are you clear why pig don't sweat??

So no more "you sweat like a pig" but instead you should say "you sweat like a HORSE or BEAR" which is more appropriate. HAHA.



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