The Sweaty Truth About Body Hair - #0.6

Let Me Clarify: The Sweaty Truth About Body Hair - #0.6

Why isn't body hair as long as the stuff on your head? Gus Sorola asks and Sally Le Page clarifies crazy science questions in the final pilot episode of Let Me Clarify. Sponsored by MVMT Watches (http://bit.ly/2fYsUjd0)

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  • NattiKarlo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold A Hollow Tree

    11 months ago

    One of those women right here >8D

  • Lloyd_Edgar FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Lloyd Edgar

    11 months ago

    Make more!

  • Rozenxhia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    11 months ago

    I am outside and it's cold enough to see my breath, I'm smoking a clove and wondered if it were hot enough, would I not be able to see the cigarette smoke?

  • D3athAngel

    11 months ago

    Question: What's the advantage to a disease of killing its host if the host is its resource?

  • NickHouk1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    11 months ago

    Love this show, the only things that put me off to it are the awkward moments between Sally and Gus...

    • BrightEyes25 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 months ago

      I totally get that! It's stupid skype. The half second lag that comes from communication over the internet causes jokes to fall flat or you wait for a laugh that isn't coming because you think there's a lag. As much as I love the internet I hate video calling. Comedy and not awkward communication is pretty complex. Even the very short lag between Sally and Gus causes a huge difference :P

  • ytrahne FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Guardian x6

    11 months ago

    ...can confirm and note its infrequency.

  • 16BitsOfAwesome FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Moving Forward

    11 months ago

    :: voice crack :: "Where are those women?!" lol, oh Gus

  • Dave13theWelder FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    11 months ago

    That big 'ol Gus smile

  • benrocks124

    1 year ago

    It's seriously impressive how smart Sally is.

  • TurnerBurn FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Funnier in editing.

    1 year ago

    Sally said "I don't know of [orgasm without physical stimulation] happening in men." If that's true, is the movie gag of a guy ejaculating before he can have sex based on reality, or is it just something someone made up because it's funny? Perhaps as a hyper-realistic version of a guy who can't last very long with sexual stimulus.

    • Rozenxhia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 months ago

      But can't stimulus be from the mind and make you super sensitive to even just the lightest touch, like feeling a zipper or clothing up against you?

    • TurnerBurn FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Funnier in editing.

      11 months ago

      I looked into it and that seems to be what happens in men who prematurely ejaculate. So, the movie gag isn't a gag at all, just a natural occurrence that almost every man experiences at least once in his life. However, there is still some physical stimulus involved, zipper or clothing in your example. Watching the video again, what Sally was talking about was absolutely no physical stimulation to achieve orgasm. That sounds like a super power. XD

  • BombusTantivy Havea good day!

    1 year ago

    AUUHWWAAA TH ANK YOU everyone youre so kind i didn't know she was already on it! i missed a couple of podcast episodes and im still trying to catch up. now i have more to look forward too as i watch

     caboose

    • FullxTilt

      1 year ago

      She's been on the RT Podcast twice, I think. Both times she answered science questions in a similar format. This show was probably made because people really liked those podcasts.

    • Klorix FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      She's in this one

      Podcast #381

  • Quizzical_Quark FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Burnie must be freezing all the time...

  • Bunkyboy91 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    love this show. my question, we struggle to beat cancer. It's really hard to get rid of because it's just our cells rebelling. Some people are naturally more resistant to cancer so in the future through evolution could we just become resistant to cancer forming just because those resistant survive better?

    • DocNameless FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

           Well, the real issue with cancer is that it is a normal cell that has mutated the ability to actually live and proliferate (reproduce via mitosis) past normal signals in the cell for death (apoptosis). Some people are more prone to cancer because they have mutated genes that predispose cells to be higher risk for a mutation to occur. So in order for the normal human to be evolve past cancer, the body would either need to develop a better mechanism for detecting the damage or a better mechanism for repairing the genetic damage. Currently there is research using naked molerates (google it) for understanding how they are so resistant to getting cancer.

           Likely because we are developing treatments, humans are unlikely to really evolve these mechanisms. Think of these concepts presented in the episodes: 1. we evolve due to a pressure (or stress); 2. the survivors with such adaptations (in the long term, evolution) will be able to reproduce to pass their ability to survive to the next generation. Because we develop treatments, there is a reduced stress and those able to survive despite having vulnerability to cancer have the chance to reproduce. It would be possible that down the road some populations may develop some ability to resist cancer, but that most likely wouldn't happen without significant amount of exposure to cancer. 

  • budliezer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Love the show, Sally, you're amazing, and my question of the week is: How many significantly "new" species are expected to come about in the next millenia/era/couple of centuries? Like, if humans are such an important and modern development in the grand scheme of things, is it possible to predict such a world changing species? Or is everything to follow pretty sub-par according to what we know now?

  • Westril FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Loved this. Just from the first episode this has grown so much and I'm really eager to see it in full swing. I can see it becoming really popular if you introduced some guests.

  • MartyGras2 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Keeping the episodes of this show coming.  Love this show

  • Mighty_Mutt FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Gorgeous & smart. Marry me Sally!

  • luigi655455 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Green Mario

    1 year ago

    loved this show! I do hope this show gets greenlit.

  • themitch101 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Why is this show still  "0.6" and such? It is already out on Youtube and everything anyway. 

    • budliezer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      According to Gus in this episode, this should be the last of the Pilot series. Whether or not the show is greenlit I can't tell

  • crazybrainz13 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I would love to see physics and astronomy questions answered on this show as well as evolutionary biology questions. Maybe get an astrophysicist to come answer some questions.

    • budliezer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      First Roosterteeth has to become friends with an astrophysicist, lol 

  • lcephoenix FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Wait, wait, wait. So being able to orgasm without even touching yourself is a kinda rare thing?

    Oh. Okay then.  eyes

    • budliezer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Are you implying that you've achieved this? 'Cause if so, bravo

  • IotaTau FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Could your legs forget that they were legs?

  • tahupierce FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    More ads on a pilot show... Stay classy RT

  • JoshOlphert FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I kinda want to know why Gus sweats acid 

  • ZeusBaxter FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold THAT Guy

    1 year ago

    Cmoooon greenlight! I love this show. The questions are ones id never think of asking but make great topics of conversation and also add to my vault of random knowledge. Its a necessity to have this as a regular series on the site.

  • forgottenlor FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Possible reason for the dual paintbrush experiment: pain triggers are a protection mechanism so we move away from danger more quickly.  Since light travels faster than nerve pulses, your eye might be set up to identify when damage is done or about to be done to your body to give you a very slight reaction advantage and hook into the same pain triggers so you're responding quickly enough.  If you can trick it into associating another object as being part of your body, those visual triggers might be added to that object for when the hammer comes along.

  • AEixilimar FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Double dildo member

    1 year ago

    YOU FUCKING MISSED THE PUN IN THE DESCRIPTION FOR GUS GORILLA!

  • sortacrazi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Can't wait for more of this!

  • TurnerClassicNInja FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Well, I have another hypothesis regarding head hair. When it's cold, your extremities tend to get the coldest fastest. Your head is one of those extremities, and your brain getting too cold can't be too good for efficient thinking. Insulating hair might have remained on the one part of your body that needs most to be insulated.

    • augmented_smurf FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Smurf

      1 year ago

      And quite honestly, insulation works both ways.

    • prettyflyforabriguy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Your hypothesis makes sense, but why wouldn't we have more hair on our hands and feet? Numb hands make it difficult to manipulate objects with your fingers and numb feet make it more difficult and even painful to walk. The brain may be the most important part to be insulated, but why did we lose the rest?

    • DocNameless FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      well, to be fair lots of hair on hands and feet would also make it difficult to manipulate objects. 


      as sally mentioned, hormones are important for hair growth. many hormones are released in the brain so that could be why the hair on the head grow so well. as for other areas like pubic and armpits, possibly due to "side effects". for instance our pubic regions receive a lot of testosterone so the surrounding tissue inherently will get be exposed. as for armpits, they are the junction between our trunk and our arms so the tissue of the armpits gets more exposed to the hormones than our actual arms. IDK, just guessing.

  • megrusta FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    OMG i really hope it gets greenlight so i can watch more Sally every week. And Gus is there also, wich is cool.

  • Jason_the_Cripple FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    So, if African hair evolved to keep heat out, could the European hair have evolved to keep heat in?  In northern climates, you lose a lot of heat through your head.

  • Jason_the_Cripple FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    This show needs to be longer.  It just starts to get into a groove, and then it's over.  It should be a half hour long.


    Also, the production has improved from episode 0.1. It's much more polished now. No more wild fluctuations in volume.

  • killerrin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    This can't be the last episode. Greenlight, Greenlight, Greenlight! 

  • devilito666 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Sally Le Page really need to come to RTX and do a live show.


  • jessemcbeath FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    All this talk about hair makes me really appreciate my long hair.

  • scroob FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I bet Gus got extra test episodes because Gus. 

  • thebongoman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold [insert display title]

    1 year ago

    Okay why is Gus in front of a green screen?

    • scroob FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Probably because Sally is too.  

  • Twijn FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Oh no, AT&T, I didn't wanna watch this video anyway. Thanks for not playing it at all because your speed is too damn slow.

  • johnnyzfilez FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    How many test episodes are they going to do before it goes public?

    • A_Rang_Ma FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      It says in the description that this is the final pilot episode. I would assume that means it's also the last test episode.

  • TsarNickyII FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Sally is always so excited and I love her attitude. Wonderful show!

  • DancinShroom FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    So evolution is super slow, and humans advance stupidly fast. 

    Humans always want to be better and are very good at making themselves better at tasks, jobs and the like. 

    So as far as modern human advancement, would humans go the Warhammer 40k route where we can genetically change our person to be better suited to certain situations (eg, the post-human Astarte for war) or would it be more likely to go the Deus ex route and attain personal advancement through the development of robotics either in small mundane forms like robots that help heal injuries or the full blown augmented super soldier route. 

    Maybe relating video games is a poor example, but in this day and age its similar if I were to refer to an Isaac Asimov book about robotics vs a Huxley dystopian interpretation of a genetically created hierarchical class structure story.

    • Quanze FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      I think culturally, at least at this time, there is more resistance to large scale genetic modification/experimentation on a human level, so we would expect more growth on the technology side.

    • Jason_the_Cripple FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      I think it would depend on which technology is available first. 


      Unfortunatly, I think that when they both become available, there will probably be a war between the augmented and genetically engineered, with regular human (the ones who can't afford either) caught in the middle.

    • Wallaby1010101 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      As always the particulars of the problem, the cost of each solution and the social attitude towards the solutions will likely determine the result. Which would you prefer?

    • aussieaussieaussieoioioi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      One of the reasons our species "advances" so quickly is due to memetic evolution - or the evolution of ideas. This isn't unique to humans, but we certainly take it extremely seriously. We're already well down the path of chemical, medical, and technological modifications to human ability - however ideas such as selective breeding and genetic manipulation tend to be met with very intense opposition due to our desire for individual liberty. I'd suggest this is due to our empathy and the social nature of our societies, which would mean it's very unlikely this will change any time soon.

      I think the Nazis are the most well known group who put a lot of time and energy into human experimentation, and trying to produce super soldiers - and they are very unpopular.

  • JackLangan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I like this show