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Short answer: Cold is pleasant only when your are not already freezing and cold might satiate thirst better because it acts as enhancer of the "water intake flow meter". Is cold water more tasty than warm water? No, it is actually the reverse as detailed in my footnote. Cold is pleasant when your body is over-heating and definitely not if you live naked ...


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You don't get hydrated by breathing moist air. That may at best hydrate your respiratory tract. You should drink more water in dry weather because the body gets dehydrated more. Humid weather is not hotter, it just feels more uncomfortable. But dry heat is actually more harmful, because it dehydrates you (not in the sense of extreme heat).


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I commented above that it will depend heavily on at what pace you drink your rum, but in short, no, no you cannot. If you do it quickly, you'll die of alcohol poisoning, and if you drink it slowly, you'll probably die of dehydration[1]. io9 summed up some research a few years ago, the majority of which is largely bunk. One study (ncbi, free pdf) however, ...


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Is there anything a human can drink that does not contain water? Yes, there are a lot of liquids that do not contain water, but mostly they are not safe for human consumption. Mercury is a liquid at room temperature. Can a person swallow it? Most assuredly. Motor oil has no water in it. It's not a satisfying beverage. Canola oil, olive oil, and many ...


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First of all, we sweat as a method of normalizing/reducing our body temperature caused by the situ temperature, outside of our bodies. This mechanism, is primarily completed with thanks to the Eccrine sweat glands - those that cover the greatest majority of the body and hence, are the most essential in this context. Sweating is classed as 'evaporative heat ...


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The most common IV drip that would be sent home with a pet owner is Ringer's solution. This fluid is also commonly injected as a subcutaneous (between muscle and skin) bolus into both cats and dogs. Although IV administration is more efficient, this fluid is completely harmless if an IV catheter were dislodged allowing it to accumulate in the surrounding ...


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Here's an armchair evolutionary explanation. In nature, running water tends to be cold whereas tepid water tends to be lukewarm. And for reasons having nothing to do with temperature, running water tends to contain less harmful bacteria. Therefore, our ancestors who preferred to drink cold water over lukewarm had an evolutionary advantage over those who ...



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