Monday, 4 February 2019

The Monday Photoblog… London Hats

DC Editor Adam Scott-Goulding writes…

Monday is ALMOST mute here on The Daily Constitutional. I always launch the week with a few London photos, grouped on a theme or neighbourhood.

Do we really lose 50% of our body heat through our heads? Well…

"The myth…"

[Ooh! Bad start!]

"… is thought to have arisen through a flawed interpretation of a vaguely scientific experiment by the US military in the 1950s. In those studies, volunteers were dressed in Arctic survival suits and exposed to bitterly cold conditions. Because it was the only part of their bodies left uncovered, most of their heat was lost through their heads.

The face, head and chest are more sensitive to changes in temperature than the rest of the body, making it feel as if covering them up does more to prevent heat loss. In fact, covering one part of the body has as much effect as covering any other. If the experiment had been performed with people wearing only swimming trunks, they would have lost no more than 10% of their body heat through their heads, the scientists add."

Taken from a Guardian article in 2008. Read the full article here…

In the meantime, here are a few London hats…
Full Nelson at Greenwich

Henry Croft's pearly topper at St Martin-in-the-Fields

A Seven Dials Fez

Lost in Baker Street – in the window of the Lost Property Office

Found in Baker Street – Sherlock takes the Tube

The Monday Photoblog will return next week. In the meantime, if you'd like to share a London photo with us, please do! Perhaps you joined Karen or Adam on a tour and snapped a a great shot. Drop us a line.

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