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Tennis great Rafael Nadal of Spain might think twice about shaking off his beads of perspiration. It turns out that sweat leads to a surprising health benefit. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images hide caption

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Why stinky sweat is good for you

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Why Sweat Is A Human Superpower

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Sweating has allowed humans to survive, and thrive. Europa Press News/Europa Press via Getty Images hide caption

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Sweat: A Human Superpower

Sweating is critical to helping humans avoid overheating, and it's different than how most animals cool down. Sarah Everts wanted to understand more about how humans came to sweat like we do, and wrote a book called The Joy of Sweat - which she talked about with Rhitu for this episode.

Sweat: A Human Superpower

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