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Homework Help: Why does our cheeks get hot and red too

  1. Dec 4, 2009 #1
    I was just curious why does our cheeks get hot and red too :mad:, when we get (suppose very) tight slap:biggrin:?
    It's not a homework question and it's just a (stupid) observation .
    Well I would be very happy if anybody answers.:biggrin::tongue:
    (I don't know which subject this question is related to.Anyways:rolleyes:)
    Thanks in advance!!!
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  3. Dec 4, 2009 #2


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    Re: Slap!

    This is not physics, but physiology.

    Your cheeks get flushed and hot because blood rushes to your cheeks, it's as simple as that.
  4. Dec 4, 2009 #3
    Re: Slap!

    Why does it "rush" to our cheeks?
  5. Dec 5, 2009 #4


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    Re: Slap!

    Is this a homework problem? Think in terms of the blood's inertia.
  6. Dec 8, 2009 #5
    Re: Slap!

    For your first part ,No.
    For the second half,Thank you very much .
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