No question too weird for The Naked Scientist

Every Friday 702 and CapeTalk listeners on the Redi Tlhabi Show satisfy their curiosity with questions ranging from nerdy to downright bizarre.

This week was no different... Dr Chris Smith, known as The Naked Scientist, was firing from all cylinders with answers.

Listen to the questions and answers below:

What's the UHT process in long life milk? What are we drinking?

Brian, caller in Lansdowne

Although you sweat across your skin to lose temperature, the sweating is not gonna be greatly affected by the thing you're swimming through. If you're in water then it's not gonna make a huge amount of difference. So, therefore, I would argue probably it would make a very little difference to your body composition whether or not you swim in the sea.

Dr Chris Smith, lecturer in virology at Cambridge University, UK

Swimming is good because it means you burn a lot of calories.

Dr Chris Smith, lecturer in virology at Cambridge University, UK

This article first appeared on 702 : No question too weird for The Naked Scientist


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