Where the idea came from is unclear, but fears about electric fans date almost to their introduction to Korea, with stories dating to the 1920s and 1930s warning of the risks of nausea, asphyxiation, and facial paralysis from the new technology.
One conspiracy theory is that the South Korean government created or perpetuated the myth as propaganda to curb the energy consumption of South Korean households during the 1970s energy crisis, but Slate reports that the myth is much older than that – dating almost as far back as the introduction of electric fans in Korea, and cites a 1927 article about "Strange Harm from Electric Fans".
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Hypothermia is abnormally low body temperature caused by inadequate thermoregulation.
As the metabolism slows down at night, one becomes more sensitive to temperature, and thus supposedly more prone to hypothermia.
King of Spies pierces that mystery through the story of a remarkable American operative who took his mission to mind-boggling extremes.Air movement will increase sweat evaporation, which cools the body.But in extreme heat – when the blown air is warmer than the body's temperature – it will increase the heat stress placed on the body, potentially speeding the onset of heat exhaustion and other detrimental conditions.Hoffman, author of The Billion Dollar Spy “Blaine Harden has now produced a fascinating trilogy of stranger-than-fiction books about North Korea.His latest, King of Spies, is about a gay, middle school dropout who was one of the few U. officials to predict the outbreak of the Korean War and whose espionage activities had a profound impact on the course of the war.