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The ultimate in summer cool: hippo sweat

Want to be hip at the beach while being cool and healthy too? Try hippopotamus sweat.
/ Source: Reuters

Want to be hip at the beach while being cool and healthy too? Try hippopotamus sweat.

Not only is the sweat of the hippo a fetching shade of red that gradually turns to brown, it also acts as a sunscreen and has antibiotic properties, according to Japanese scientists writing in Nature science journal.

But before heading off to the zoo for samples, a word of caution. The scientists at Keio University say there is a downside — it stinks.