Questions about the integumentary system of vertebrates.

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is Skin whitening dangerous?

I heard a lot of people in Asia such as in India & in Thailand use some scream to make their skin whiter as the society prefers whiter skin. The girl who has dark skin often got hard time to get a ...
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Does pain scale with mammal mass?

Some biological features scale with the animal mass (see previous Q&A). Assuming the same concentration of nociceptors on the skin surface, I'm wondering how painful a 1 cm wound will be ...
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Why Is The Toughness Of Skin Different On Different Parts Of The Body?

My cat was licking my arm with his sandpaper like tongue. It hurt and the area he was licking was slightly smarting afterwards. However, when he licks the palm of my hand the feeling is rather ...
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Tanned skin: influence of water and oil

It is said that having water or oil on the skin increases tan. Is it true? If so, is it due to magnifying glass properties of the water and oil droplets (but that might not be the only mechanism, as ...