10 Hard Facts About Human Hair

“Let it fly in the breeze and get caught in the trees
Give a home to the fleas in my hair
A home for fleas,  a hive to bees, a nest for birds
There ain’t no words for the beauty, the splendor, the wonder of my hair.”

Hair from the Broadway musical “Hair”

Here are 15 unusual facts about human hair. Enjoy!


1. Black is the most common hair color in the world

2. Blond beards grow faster than dark beards.

3. Hair doesn’t grow on the palms of your hands, the soles of your feet, and on your lips and mucous membranes.

4. In 1972, Cicely Tyson was the first celebrity to wear cornrows on television.

5. The Melanesians of New Guinea are the only dark-skinned group of humans known to have a high blonde hair rate.

6. If a man never shaves his beard, it can grow up to 30-feet long!

7. Upper-class women of the Renaissance pluck the entire front of their hairline, to give themselves a higher forehead.

8. On average, hair grows .3 – .5 mm per day, 1.25 centimeters or 0.5 inches per month, and 15 centimeters or 6 inches per year.

9. The scientific name of grey hair is canities

10. German blondes were kidnapped during the Roman era and had their hair cut off to be made into wigs for women.

11. The first curling iron was invented in France by Marcel Grateau in 1875.

12. The Average man spends five months of his life shaving.

13. At 13% of the population being redheads, Scotland has the highest ginger population in the world.

14. You can determine a person’s race from their hair, but not their gender.

15. 75% of women today dye their hair.


BONUS FACT: An Indian grocer, Radhakant Baijpai, has the world’s longest ear hair, measuring 10 inches (25cm) long.  (Eeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwww.)







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The Most Expensive Wedding Dress on the Planet

martin_katz_renee_strauss_12_million_dollar_wedding_dressThe most expensive wedding dress ever made is the the Diamond Wedding Gown worth $12 million dollars.  The dress was created by designer Renee Strauss and master jeweler Martin Katz. Made in 2006, this dress features 150 carats of diamonds.

BONUS FACT: Las Vegas is the top wedding destination in the US with over 100,000 weddings a year.




Dress image – http://www.diamondring.com/journal/715-diamond-wedding-dress/

What Does the Nike Symbol Mean?

Nike’s logo, the Swoosh, appears to be a rather nikeo.jpgelegant checkmark (or tick) but it is actually intended to be a symbol that conveys motion. Carolyn Davidson, a  graphic design student at Portland State University created the logo in 1971. She was hired by Nike’s co-founder Phil Knight to design a logo that “had something to do with movement”.

I’ve seen mentioned many times in numerous articles that the Swoosh logo also symbolizes the wing of Nike, the Greek goddess of victory and the company’s namesake. This seems to be a very popular belief, but I have yet to find proof that designer Carolyn Davidson actually had this inspiration in mind while designing the logo.

So tell me, do you wear Nike shoes or clothing? I don’t think I’ve worn Nike in my entire life as my parents were both Reebok fans.

BONUS FACT: Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined. That is incredibly sad and I kind of wish I hadn’t discovered this fact.