Old Spice Ranks Baltimore #58 In Sweatiest Cities ListPosted by Paul Apple on Jun 19, 2006 in Health | Comments Off on Old Spice Ranks Baltimore #58 In Sweatiest Cities List
In an effort to increase the volume of human knowledge, and hopefully move a few more truckloads of Old Spice deodorant in the process, Procter & Gamble has delivered to a waiting public its Fifth Annual Top-100 Sweatiest Summer City Ranking, a list of leading American cities ranked – a highly appropriate word in this case – according to how much perspiration the typical inhabitant can be expected to generate during the hot months.
Given that the list is 100 cities strong, those at the tail end could reasonably be said to be America’s least sweaty cities, so that a more appropriate title for the entire list might be something along the lines of American Cities, From Sopping to Sere.
According to P&G’s study, the ten leading locales for gushing forth your bodily fluids via skin pores are, from the top, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Tucson, Dallas, Corpus Christi, San Antonio, Austin, Shreveport, Houston, and Waco. New Orleans, which, given recent weather history, probably leads the entire world in profuse sweating when hurricane season rolls around, comes in at number 12.
But get this: Pigs don’t actually sweat! Nope, unlike people, pigs lack eccrine (“EK-rin”) sweat glands in their skin. (You, you have millions!) Eccrine sweat glands pump out sweat to keep your body temperature steady. Sweating cools you off when you need it. Pigs, instead, cool off by lying in cool, cool water or mud. Or by living in not-hot, just-right barns.