Thursday, August 25, 2016

Yawn Yawp

Just earlier today, the topic of "yawning" came up, fawning over a friend's newborn. I had assumed that we yawn when our body needs more oxygen, for all the process running. She had agreed.

However, by the end of the day, I stumbled into a short BBC story ("Horses yawn a lot, and probably not because they are tired"), on why horses yawned so often. I didn't know that horses were proliferous yawners. It was observed that among horses, the adult males yawned more often than females or juveniles. They (researchers) concluded the following:
A horse's yawn could be triggered by testosterone, excitement, and on occasion social stress.
I associate meself with those situations. I feel like a horse now.
Stallion, indeed! 

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