Myth: You should cover up your cranium in the winter, because your body loses most of its heat through your head.
Debunking the Myth: Include at least three facts with supporting details that will debunk, or disprove, your chosen myth.
The myth is you should cover up your head in the winter, because your body loses most of its heat through your head. If your head is only 10% of your body, then how does it release the most body heat? There was an experiment where college students were exposed to an area and they all lost the same amount of body heat. The sad truth is that you lose the same amount of body heat per square inch, no matter what body part is exposed. Don't try this at home. So there is really no such thing as cold when it comes to the body. It's just trying to keep the heat in. I found the this statement from http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/26/health/the-claim-you-lose-most-of-your-body-heat-through-your-head.html?_r=0
“The amount of heat released by any part of the body depends largely on its surface area, and on a cold day you would lose more heat through an exposed leg or arm than a bare head.”
The bottom line is the body does not lose most of its heat from its head.