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What are Goose Bumps?

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Some of the smallest muscles in your body are attached to the tiny hairs embedded in your skin. The arrector pili muscle is attached to each hair follicle and when you feel cold or are frightened receptors in the skin cause the muscle to contract pulling the hair upright and forming goose bumps!

<p>What are Goose Bumps?</p>

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