• Question: What is the point of eyebrows?

    Asked by xmarijaax to Anna, Iain, Nick on 19 Mar 2014.
    • Photo: Anna Middleton

      Anna Middleton answered on 19 Mar 2014:

      Hi xmarijaax
      Eyebrows and eyelashes both protect the eyes in that they catch falling dust and stop it going in the eyes. However, eyebrows generally are from a past era when we used to be a lot hairier than we are now. Evolution has meant we have lost most of our body hair but because there is still some use for eye brows we still have them now.

    • Photo: Iain Moal

      Iain Moal answered on 21 Mar 2014:

      To keep the sweat out of our eyes.