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People Share the Craziest Science Facts they Never Learned in School
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The Reasoning Behind The Native American Body Paint

Most indigenous communities who paint their bodies live in areas where there is an abundance of bloodsucking horseflies, mosquitoes, or tsetse flies. A 2019 study showed that white, painted stripes on the body protect skin from insect bites, hence protecting them from airborne diseases. (This is indeed one of the main reasons for body paint, along with specific tribal reasonings that differ from tribe to tribe.)

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