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Why do towels absorb the water off your body after a bath?

Sun, 29th Jul 2007

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Question

Tim and Hunter Dijanaro asked:

Why do towels absorb the water off your body after a bath?

Answer

Towels are made of lots of tiny fluffy fibres made out of a material that attracts water such as cotton.  Because these tiny fibres have such a large surface area you can get loads of water stuck to a towel instead of yourself.

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