The Red Sweat of Hippos by Yoko Saikawa et al.: Within a few minutes of perspiration, the colourless, viscous sweat of the hippopotamus gradually turns red, and then brown as the pigment polymerizes and may act as both an antibiotic and sunscreen. #Hippo #Sweat #Yoko_Saikawa
Hippos... have a strange effect on me... so wondrous that seeing them can make me weep. Very graceful under water, out of it they are among the fiercest species on earth and kill far more human beings than do sharks or large cats... and their natural sunscreen secretions make it look like they sweat blood...
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elephants have been known to die of broken hearts if a mate dies. they refuse to eat and will lay down, shedding tears until they starve to death. they refuse all human help. scientists are beginning to believe that animals do have emotions and that their feelings may be more intense and unfiltered than our own. ~m
Hippos can stand in the hot sun all day without getting a sunburn, and now researchers know why: a red-colored glandular secretion known as "hippo sweat" contains microscopic structures that scatter light, protecting the hefty mammals from burns, according to a new study.