Day: September 27, 2020

goosebumps on arm

Why do we get goosebumps and not turkey or duck bumps?

Goosebumps happen when you experience nervousness, fear, excitement, anxiety or an intense cold feeling. The tiny skin elevations resemble poultry skin after the feather-plucking process. However, why they are goosebumps and not turkey or duck bumps is a mystery. Interestingly, in Afrikaans, my first language, they are called “hoendervleis,” which translates to chicken meat. Therefore, …

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