September 10, 2012

Pop Quiz: Fear

Do you know what makes your hair stand on end?

Max: OK, here goes: my new movie, “House at the End of the Street,” is a thriller that is so scary it will make your hair stand on end.

So that’s your question:

What hormone causes your hair to stand on end when you’re scared?

Is it…

A – Epinephrine

B – Testosterone

C – Tryptophan

D – Insulin

You’ve got ten seconds.

Ok, time’s up! The answer is a – epinephrine, also known as adrenaline. That’s the cause, but now Channel One shows you the reason our hair stand up when we’re scared.


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