Saturday, December 31, 2011

* Happy Hair-Brained New Year 2012

I have had this little chart from Health  magazine entitled "WHAT A BODY'S GOOD FOR" on my refrigerator since 1993, for no particular reason other than it amuses me.

One of its statistics is that a human body in its lifetime will produce 350 miles of hair.  Let's assume that 50 million of the current 300 million Americans will live long enough to produce 350 miles of hair.  That means that somewhere on the planet there will be 1,750 MILLION MILES of hair some time in the next 100 years. 

If the circumference of the earth is about 25,000 miles, then there would be enough hair in a 17,500 million mile glistening strand  to wrap the earth into a giant hairball.

I have one question only, about all this hair Nature produces--- and it isn't "Why?"  

It's about ultimate destination: 

A hundred million miles of hair? 




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