I’m sure I wasn’t the only one reading this NPR nugget.
Unsurprisingly, all of the user comments on NPR call the article “a load of old rubbish”. The internets yield conflicting reports, but I did track down a scientific study (that’s got a bit too much jargon for me to read through). Here’s their conclusion:
Well that certainly doesn’t sound definitive… So what’s the real answer?
How many places is that applicable? Just about anytime you see someone hot, they are covered in sweat (outside of a dessert). That means their sweat is not evaporating effectively. More sweat won’t help them cool off more.
This is like saying “ignoring air resistance and gravity, my system works great!”