What gives you goosebumps?

Answer your hairs stand on end due to little muscles in your epidermis(skin). the little muscles are called "erector pili" (he-he sounds naughty). These little muscles make each hair stand up giving us "g... Read More »

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What causes "goosebumps"?

Goose bumps are created when tiny muscles at the base of each hair, known as arrectores pilorum, contract and pull the hair erect. The reflex is started by the sympathetic nervous system, which is ... Read More »

Why do we have goosebumps?

Goosebumps happen for a variety of reasons, all of which can be traced back to man's early ancestors. Primitive man also felt cold and fear, but his "goose flesh," as it's also known, served as a d... Read More »

When will goosebumps show again?

Probably in Scare Scare Thursdays on Cartoon Network. Coming soon.

Why don't we ever get "goosebumps" on our face?

"Goosebumps" are controlled by the arrector pili muscles in our skin. Our face, however, does not have these muscles.