I am a trivia buff, and love collecting tons of useful/less factoids. Give me a subject, and nine times out of ten, I’ll have some trivia on it. Did you know that there are loads of really weird hair facts? By far the yuckiest fact about hair is that our old pal, the wood roach, will happily eat all the hair he/she can find. Evidently, besides tasting yummy, it builds up the keratin in their shells. By the way, they also like a side of fingernail clippings as well…
And from our friends on the Hair Haare site (HAIR-:The Daily Fascination), these notable facts:
Natural Hair Colors
A person's genes determine the hair/skin/eye color since before his or her birth. The determinants for hair color are known as melanocytes. These cells form the natural hair colors, or pigments and distinguish between black, brown, and red. Depending on the percentage of each pigment, the person has blonde, brown, red or black hair. As the melanocytes decay during a lifetime, the hair becomes a dull gray and later on it turns into a whitish color.
The Human Hair
Hair covers the whole body, with the exception of soles of feet, palms of hands, mucous membranes, and lips.
The lifespan of a human hair is 3 to 7 years in the average.
For good hair health, try wholemeal products, eggs, liver, kidneys, vitamin D, herrings, salmon, carrots, green vegetables, and vitamin C.
Pigments give the hair its color. When we age, hair receives fewer pigments and turns gray or white.
And how about this?
Circus artists often display a spectacular trick: "hanging on a plait." A female artist is held up with her hair. High up in the circus tent, she swings upon her whole weight, often with another person or all sorts of circus paraphernalia, all hanging by her hair. Ouch….
Amazing facts from the Amazing Hair Facts site:
And all those are just a sampling of the many weird and wonderful hair facts out there. Be the first on your block to amaze (or bore) your family and friends!