• Question: Why is the bottom of your legs hairier than the top??

    Asked by lilltemisslucielawsonbraniacgirl to David, Jonathan, Pete, Sam on 8 Jul 2012.
    • Photo: Pete Etchells

      Pete Etchells answered on 8 Jul 2012:

      I don’t think it’s always the case that the bottom of your legs are hairier than the top – some people have very hairy thighs! I guess on most people, the hairs on the top of their legs are very fine, so not as noticeable as the ones nearer the bottom. I’m not sure why this is – it might be because the bottom of our legs are further away from the warm core of out body, so in the past needed to be insulated more? I could be wrong though!