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Humid

Containing sensible moisture; damp; moist; as, a humidair or atmosphere; somewhat wet or watery; as, humid earth; consisting of water or vapor. Evening cloud, or humid bow. (Milton)

Origin: L. Humidus, umidus, fr. Humere, umere, to be moist; akin to uvidus moist, gr, Skr. Uksh to wet, sprinkle, and Icel. Vokr moist, and perh. To E. Ox: cf. F. Humide.


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Why do Africans have large noses and lips?

... or arid, while its central and southern areas contain both savanna plains and very dense jungle (rainforest) regions. Whenn it's really hot and humid or dry, larger noses and lips can help dissipate heat. Thus, I think may be climate is the main reason why African people (especially for those ...

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by CandyTon
Sat Feb 07, 2015 3:37 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Why do Africans have large noses and lips?
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Human Collembola Infestations

... they preferred me and not anyone else around me. One thought was that i had been hauling wood that had been sitting out for a long time during hot humid weather. It first attacked my arms and chest, which is where my skin would have contacted the wood. Sulfur is also a natural pesticide, although ...

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by urthchik
Sun Oct 05, 2014 12:26 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Human Collembola Infestations
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Re: Human body odor

... a risk factor as well. The lack of water is perhaps the biggest obstacle for bacterial growth on the skin and thus tropical or otherwise moist and humid environments drastically increase the chances of skin infections or overgrowth of bacteria. I think our ancestors were pretty stinky by our modern ...

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by biohazard
Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:37 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Human body odor
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Re: Why do Africans have large noses and lips?

... color. However hair and facial differences are interesting issues too. Haven't red much about these issues but there must also be climate (dry, humid...), environment (forest, mountain, desert, hunting, fishing obtions etc) playing certain kind of role. Diversity among Africans is actually much ...

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by Antreas
Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:57 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Why do Africans have large noses and lips?
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Re: Can you gain more weight than the food you ate weighs?

... water by breathing (and I can't believe that's a significant amount, as you'll perish of dehydration if you don't drink fluid -- breathing in even humid air won't sustain you). So, unless the principal of conservation of mass has been discredited, you cannot gain more than the weight of your food ...

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by jpines
Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:38 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Can you gain more weight than the food you ate weighs?
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