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You know those people who say, “Wear your hat, you lose most of your heat through your head!” (I’m talking to all the moms out there).  Well, this is a “I told you so” type moment for all your children.  Turns out, that is a myth!

This myth stems from an experiment in the 50s in which participants were donned in arctic gear from the neck down, which of course means they did in fact lose most of their heat through their head — because it was the only part not insulated with “army grade” winter gear.  However, more recent studies involving reasonably dressed participants shows the head loses heat at generally the same rate as any other part of the body.