Human hair rejected by wigmakers and sent from hair salons is being used to create oil adsorbing booms for ocean oil spills. Hair can adsorb 3-9 times its own weight in oil. everwideningcircles.com/2…
The rarest natural hair color in the world is red, with only 1-2% of the world population having natural red hair. Second is blond, with 3%, then brown/brunette, with 11%, and finally black with 75-85%. skincaregeeks.com/rarest-…
1 in 3 middle aged men are affected by baldness on their lower legs. This pattern of hair loss is extremely common yet hardly studied. Leg crossing, trouser rubbing and friction have all been suggested as causes, but no study has demonstrated what the actual cause is. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Sporting long hair was banned for men in Singapore till as recently as the 90s. The ban applied to foreigners too who were made to visit the barber or leave the country. Bee Gees, Kitarō, and Led Zeppelin all were forced to cancel their gigs because they refused to accommodate the policy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lon…
In 1971 Fleetwood Mac had to cancel a sold out show booked at the Whiskey A Go Go when their guitarist Jeremy Spencer simply vanished into thin air. He was eventually found having cut off all his hair, dressed in shabby clothes, and joined a cult called The Children of God. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
Super Saiyans in Dragonball Z have blonde hair because the author didn't want his assistant to waste so much time coloring their hair black hypebeast.com/2018/3/drag…
In 2003 two Iron Age bodies were discovered in a peat bog in Ireland. One stood 6 foot 6 inches tall and had manicured fingernails while the other had hair styled with hair gel. Both had been brutally murdered. nationalgeographic.com/sc…
Today I learned about Ashley's Sack. Ashley, a slave, was sold at nine years old. Her mother provided a cotton sack as a parting gift. Telling her "it be filled with my love always", it contained a tattered dress, a handful of pecans, and a braid of her mother's hair. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ash…
Salvador Dali once conned Yoko Ono out of $10,000 by sending her a piece of dried grass instead of a hair from his moustache telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
The reason there are no green mammals --- mammals are hairy, and mammalian hair has only two kinds of pigment: one that produces black or brown hair and one that produces yellow or reddish-orange hair. nwf.org/en/Magazines/Nati…
Domestic pigs will quickly adapt to living in the wild if set free. They become extremely aggressive, and their physiology will change and resemble that of feral swine (bristly hair, tusks, increased muscle mass) within a matter of months. mlive.com/flintjournal/ou…
Many people have Neanderthal genes in their DNA that predispose them to allergies, including pollen and animal hair npr.org/sections/health-s…
Today I learned of Hannie Schaft, a WWII Dutch resistance fighter known as β€œthe girl with the red hair”. She carried out assassinations and sabotages, but once refused to kidnap the children of a Nazi official. At her execution, she was shot and injured and taunted her killers by saying β€œI shoot better”. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han…
Today I learned of Ben and Angela Ihegboro, a Black Nigerian couple living in London. In 2010 they welcomed their 3rd child, a daughter with white skin, blue eyes & blonde hair. admin.socialgazette.com/s…
Godiva is not just a brand of chocolate. Lady Godiva was married to the Earl of Merica. There is a legend that she rode her horse through town naked, covered only by her long hair, to protest her husband’s taxes on the villagers. britannica.com/biography/…
The presence of a hair growing out of a mole may indicate that the spot is actually healthy and noncancerous. healthline.com/health/hai…
When a 36-year-old Indian man who had been teased his entire life for looking pregnant got the condition checked out, the doctors ended up pulling out hair, hands, bones & limbs of the man’s twin brotherβ€”who had been trapped in his twin as a fetus & continued to grow post-birthβ€”from his stomach. abcnews.go.com/Health/man…
In 1786 in Louisiana, the tignon law was passed that banned black women from displaying their hair face2faceafrica.com/artic…
There is an ancient chinese village of long-haired rapunzels and for the women, hair is their most prized possession. They grow their hair up to 6.8 feet long and were so sacred that until recently, no one was allowed to look at a woman’s loose locks except her husband and children. historydaily.org/ancient-…
Danny DeVito used worked as a hair dresser in his sister's beauty shop for six months when he was just 19. The salon was at a central place in New Jersey and he loved the female attention, though eventually decided he is better off moving to Manhattan and trying to find an acting gig. theguardian.com/film/2012…
Sea otters have the densest fur in the world, with around 140,000 hairs per sq cm bbc.com/earth/story/20150…
Today I learned about the Uncombable Hair Syndrome(UHS), a disease that, as its name says, makes the hair of people impossible to comb, due to the triangular shape of the hair shaft. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unc…
Princess Leia's hair in Star Wars was inspired by women of the Mexican revolution. snopes.com/fact-check/ori…
Mario was given his cap in his first appearance in Donkey Kong because of the limited advances in video game graphics when the game was made. A red cap was added because programmers found it difficult to create the hair movement that would occur when the character jumped. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sup…
About the Nazi's Lebensborn program which served to raised racially pure Aryan babies. They also kidnapped "perfect" babies from foreign nations and even dyed the hair of some of them. A famous Lebensborn baby eventually became a member of ABBA. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leb…
The movie 'Dallas Buyers Club' won an Oscar for best hair and makeup despite only having a $250 budget for it all. greenlemon.me/25-amazing-…
Perfect Strangers starring Bronson Pinchot as Balki Bartokomous takes place in the same universe as Family Matters, which shares a universe with Step by Step, where Bronson Pinchot plays a hair dresser named Jean-Luc Rieupeyroux en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bal…
Today I learned about the Rambutan, a hairy fruit, appropriately called the hair fruit in Malay and the messy hair fruit in Vietnamese. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ram…
Madalyn Murray O'Hair, and ardent atheist, who got prayer kicked out of American schools, was kidnapped along with her son and granddaughter and dismembered, not by religious fanatic, but by a fellow atheist, he also robbed $600,000 from the victims. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mad…
Soon after the iconic photograph of him was taken, Karl Marx had his beard and hair shaved researchgate.net/figure/L…
That, in 2009, the National Academy of Sciences found only DNA analysis could rigorously and consistently match evidence to a single person/source with high confidence. Other methods, especially pattern matching (fingerprints, handwriting, bite marks, footprints, hair, fibers, etc.), could not. ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/g…
John Paul DeJoria, founder of Paul Mitchell Hair Products, also founded PatrΓ³n Tequila. fundable.com/learn/startu…
Guinness drinkers with moustaches are unknowingly wasting an estimated 162,719 pints every year by trapping it in their facial hair theguardian.com/uk/2000/f…
Most bald babies will get their hair in by their 1st birthday but can be an issue if they appear bald by age 2. Baby baldness can rarely be caused by fungus or it can be an autoimmune condition healthline.com/health/par…
The evolution of the beard could have happened to better absorb punches - Beard hair can absorb 37% of the bumps. Research by biologists from the university of utah. academic.oup.com/iob/arti…
Civil war general Ambrose Burnside wore a distinctive style of facial hair that swept down from his hairline and wrapped around to a full mustache. Though the style isn't seen much today, the facial hair on the side of the face is still named after him; sideburns. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amb…
Like many animated cartoons from the 1930-50s, Tom and Jerry featured racial stereotypes. After explosions, for example, characters with blasted faces would resemble stereotypical blacks, with large lips and bow-tied hair. Today, these gags are often censored when these shots are aired. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom…
Intermarche supermarkets in France offered a 70% discount on Nutella, bringing the price down from €4.50 to €1.40. This led to riots & violence in stores. One customer claimed 'They are like animals. A woman had her hair pulled, an elderly lady took a box on her head, another had a bloody hand.' bbc.co.uk/news/world-euro…
In North Korea men may pick between 1 of 15 approved hair styles, none of which resemble Kim Jung Un's iconic haircut. nypost.com/2017/04/18/kim…
New tires have little rubber hairs on them as a byproduct of the manufacturing process and that those hairs do not have any practical purpose or benefit for the tire. autoblog.com/2015/11/12/w…
Hair and fingernails appear longer after death because the skin surrounding them dehydrates and retracts. bbc.com/future/article/20…
Chinchillas have 50 hairs per follicle which is why their fur is so soft, like a fine thread count animals.howstuffworks.com…
Ancient Egyptian priests used to pluck every single hair from their body to sanctify themselves. ouch history.howstuffworks.com…
In The American Mafia, one of the eight rules is you cannot have Facial Hair en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ame…
80s hair band Warrant's lead singer Jani Lane's birth name was John Kennedy Oswald, born 3 months after his namesake's and his infamous surname's assassinations en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan…
The average number of hairs someone has on their head is about 100,000 hairs but it can vary by hair color. Blondes can have an average of 150,000 hairs. healthline.com/health/how…
Kip Winger of the 80's hair-metal band Winger is today an accomplished ballet composer. He was even awarded an Isadora Duncan Award for Excellence in Music. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kip…
Polar bear hair isnt white, its more likd clear and the light reflections from the sun make it seem white. Also, they have dark black skin instead of the pinkish skin other animals have. loc.gov/everyday-mysterie…
The Japanese version of "to split hairs" literally translates to "fart-logic." jisho.org/search/%E5%B1%8…
Pegasus, the immortal winged horse, had parents. His father was Poseidon, God of the Sea, and his mother was Medusa, the lady with the snake hair. greekmythology.com/Myths/…
Elvis Presley was actually blond. The King of Rock ’n’ Roll began dying his hair black from a very early age. Because of this, only one photo of him with his natural hair color exists – and it is framed on the wall of Graceland. countrymusicnation.com/ol…
When Curly (Jerry Howard) auditioned for the Three Stooges, he had long ginger hair and a handle bar mustache. He shaved his head to get the part. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
It is rare to have hair growing from the mid section of your index finger. udel.edu/~mcdonald/mythdi…
5-10% of Melanesians have blond hair making them one of a few non-European people and the only dark skinned people outside of Australia known to possess a mutation allowing for this growth. wikipedia.org/wiki/Melane…
Sideburns are not so-named because they grow on the side of a man's face. They're named after Civil War General Ambrose Burnside, who was admired in his time for his distinctive facial hair, even though today we'd likely refer to his style of facial hair as mutton chops. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amb…
Native Americans would use porcupine hairs to make hairbrushes. Sometimes a stick was cut into the right shape and frayed at the edges to make a toothbrush. houstonspediatricdentist.…
You cannot catch a cold by getting cold. Wet hair, or being wet, will not increase your chances of becoming ill with cold or flu. youtube.com/watch?v=WKtWE…
In Cuba condoms are considered a multipurpose tool, used for fishing, hair dressing and wine making, among other things reuters.com/article/us-cu…
5-10% of Melanesians (a dark-skinned Pacific Island people) have blonde hair. This is not due to mixture with European populations, but rather due to an independently arising mutation. med.stanford.edu/news/all…
Cats the musical uses carefully crafted yak hair wigs for costumes. In 2016, they cost $2300 each and it took 40 hours or more to make a single wig. The wigs can’t be re-used. Over its 18-year run, the first Broadway production used 3247 pounds of yak hair. mentalfloss.com/article/8…
Today I learned of Lisztomania, the obsessive fan hysteria surrounding the classical composer Franz Liszt. Admirers would fight over his locks of his hair, pull his carriage like horses, and carry glass vials of his old cigars and coffee dregs. bbc.com/culture/story/201…
Japanese scientists have transplanted hair follicle germs (HFG) on mice which were grown on a substrate of dimethylpolysiloxane, (a silicone added to McDonald's fries to stop cooking oil from frothing). The technique created 5,000 HFGs at once and started new hair growth on mice. foxnews.com/food-drink/mc…
Today I learned of Perpetua, a 3rd century martyr, by attack of wild animals. In the midst of the attacks, she would fix her dress and her hair to preserve her dignity. She eventually died by guiding the sword of a shaky soldier to her own neck. christianitytoday.com/his…
Today I learned about referred itch, the phenomenon in which a stimulus applied in one region of the body is felt as an itch or irritation in a different part of the body. That’s why by plucking a hair in your arm you may feel an itch on your back. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ref…
Human fetuses will grow a mustache and full body hair between 4-5 months in the womb and usually shed it before birth. theregister.co.uk/2006/05…
There is a type of tumor that can grow eyes, hair, teeth, and limbs. gnosticwarrior.com/terato…
Spiders can fly through still air for miles using earth's electric fields. The process is initiated by "Trichobothria", a particular kind of hair growing amidst many others on spider's bodies. pbs.org/newshour/science/…
The fruit, orange, was named before the color, which was commonly referred to as β€œyellow-red.” Hence why people with orange hair are called β€œredheads” and not β€œorangeheads.” mentalfloss.com/article/2…
In 1942 there was a man called "the phantom barber", who would sneak into people's homes in Mississippi at night and cut their hair blog.newspapers.com/the-p…
Sideburns is a corruption of the word burnsides, named after Civil War general Ambrose E. Burnsides and his glorious facial hair. library.georgetown.edu/sp…
The Flowing Hair dollar was the first dollar coin issued by the United States federal government. It is the most expensive coin in the world at $10,016,875 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
In 2006 Turkmenistan leader cancelled pensions to a third of pensioners saying payments were inflated. The same leader who reportedly banned gold teeth, smoking, video games, recorded music, lip-syncing, makeup on newscasters, owning more than one cat/dog, young men from growing beards/long hair theguardian.com/world/200…
In a case of mistaken identity, an inmate spent 17 years in prison until they found his doppelganger who has the same cornrows, facial hair, and first name. nbcnews.com/news/us-news/…
In 2016 Vince Neil, MΓΆtley CrΓΌe lead singer, grabbed a woman by the hair after she asked for Nicolas Cage's autograph... who he was hanging out with at the time; Cage tried to restrain him spin.com/2016/10/vince-ne…
A woman survived a gunshot to the head when her hair weave stopped the bullet. aol.com/2009/04/27/hair-w…
The SHAZAM comic inspired Elvis Presley's look, from his hair to his costume - specifically the character Captain Marvel Jr. (aka Freddy Freeman). nerdist.com/article/shaza…
Red hair dye fades faster than other shades because the red dye molecule is larger than other colors. huffingtonpost.com.au/201…
It takes two to six months to grow a full beard but it depends on genetics, testosterone levels and lifestyle choices. At six years, the beard is the longest it will ever be and hairs will start falling out on its own menshairstylestoday.com/h…
That, during the Renaissance, it was thought that hair was actually vapor that had hardened after passing through the pores of the scalp. renaissanceskin.ac.uk/abo…
Certain types of ovarian Cysts are capable of growing bone, teeth, hair, and other types of tissues in them. Ovarian teratomas can grow up to 17 inches in diameter and are usually benign. medicinenet.com/script/ma…
During World War II, at the urging of the US government, actress Veronica Lake changed her signature hairstyle because women working in war time machine shops were often injured when their long hair became tangled in machinery. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ver…
The creators of The Brady Bunch cast two sets of kids, each with all blond or all brown hair, and would pick the set that matched whomever they cast as Carol and Mike. So somewhere there are 3 brunette women and 3 blond men who were almost Marcia, Jan, Cindy, Greg, Peter, and Bobby reelz.com/behind-closed-d…
Japan's high schools often have strict standards of conformity regarding hair color. Half of Tokyo's schools require students whose hair is not naturally black to provide baby pictures as proof; in 2017 a Japanese student sued her school after being forced to darken her hair with dye. theguardian.com/world/201…
We call people with red hair "red heads" as opposed to "orange heads" because the phrase has been around longer than the colour orange. The colour orange was described as red up until the 1500's when the first reference of orange in the English language can be found. mentalfloss.com/article/2…
6 to 10% of premenopausal women have high testosterone in a disease known as polycystic ovary syndrome. This leads to reduced fertility, irregular periods, excess facial hair, male-like baldness, weight gain, among others. health.harvard.edu/drugs-…
Harald Fairhair, the first viking king of Norway, according to the sagas made a vow not to cut nor comb his hair until he had unified all of Norway. He eventually succeeded, and is often depicted with long, blond hair. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
Rhino horns are made of the same substance as hair and fingernails lionworldtravel.com/news/…
Karolina Olsson, was a Swedish women who allegedly hibernated for 32 years. During her purported sleep her hair, fingernails, and toenails did not grow. She was force fed by her mother and after she woke up, at 46 years old, she was described as to look no older than 25. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kar…
It took Pixar almost 3 years of research to perfect Merida’s curly hair for their 2012 film Brave. They spent two months working on a scene where Merida removes her hood and the full volume of her hair is finally revealed. insidescience.org/news/br…
Today I learned about Uncombable Hair Syndrome. Usually characterized by silvery-blond or straw-colored hair that is disorderly, stands out from the scalp, and cannot be combed flat, it is thought that Albert Einstein had this genetic disorder, giving him his wild, crazy looking hairstyle. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unc…
Today I learned about the Hoff Crab (Kiwa tyleri), nicknamed after David Hasselhoff for it's incredibly hairy chest. It feeds by eating bacteria that grow on these hair like projections. They live near hydrothermal vents in very sulfuric environments. bbc.com/news/science-envi…
Insufficient amounts of sleep have been shown to have significant negative consequences on the body, which can lead directly and indirectly to conditions of hair loss and thinning hair alaskasleep.com/blog/can-…
The Smother Brother's Comedy Hour featured The Who in 1967. The performance ended with The Who destroying their instruments, aided by pyrotechnics. Keith Moon accidentally received 3x the normal explosives. The explosion sent cymbal shrapnel cut into Moon's arm and singed Townshend's hair. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smo…
Fissidens adianthoides, the maidenhair pocketmoss, was so named by Anglo-Saxons because of its resemblance to pubic hair. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fis…
Alfred Hitchcock based the villain of one of his films on a producer that he hated, David Selznick. Hitchcock gave the actor playing the villain glasses just like Selznick’s and made his hair curly and grey to match Selznick’s hair. He also taught him many of the producer’s mannerisms. mentalfloss.com/article/8…
Britons 10,000 years ago were dark skinned with dark curly hair and blue eyes nytimes.com/2018/02/07/wo…
Today I learned about teratomas, tumors that contain fully developed tissues and organs, including hair, teeth, muscle, and bone. They are commonly found in the tailbone, ovaries, and testicles among other places in the human body. emedicine.medscape.com/ar…
Approximately 50% of couples experience situational couple violence. It is perpetrated by both sexes almost equally, includes behaviors like throwing objects, hitting, and hair pulling, and is not connected with gaining control or power over a partner. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Int…
Redheads are more likely to have anxiety about, and avoid going to, the dentist because the same gene mutation that gives them red hair also makes them 20% more resistant to the effects local anaesthesia. well.blogs.nytimes.com/20…
A type of tumor called teratoma existed, which can grow teeth, hair, bone and in some cases, a brain due to rapid cell growth that usually grows on people's testicles. healthline.com/health/ter…

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