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Yawning; why do we and other animals do it.

Yawning; why do we and other animals do it. Why do we and other animals yawn?   When someone is yawning, we often find ourselves doing it as well. There is no known scientific reason for the practice which is common to all in the animal kingdom but there are theories. One popular theory is that it may actually be a mechanism we use to control the temperature of our brains. There are studies that seem to suggest that cooling the forehead reduces the times we yawn, supporting this theory. Check out this interesting article on yawning, what we know and Read More »