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Helicopter Hair

You are cleared for takeoff in this hair sculpture by Olaf Breuning, an artist in many different media. Note that the link is safe, but Breuning’s main site is NSFW. Link -via Geekologie

Hair Barrels

The single-purpose tumblr blog Hair Barrels sees surfing opportunities in every celebrity’s haircut. Especially Conan O’Brien. His mane is like the Pipeline in Hawaii. Link -via David Thompson

9 of the World’s Weirdest Museums

While museums dedicated to Spam and barbed wire are strange in their specificity, some museums are just plain bizarre in their subject matter. Here are some of the weirdest museums ever curated. 1. Leila’s Hair Museum Flickr These days, the idea of hair jewelry seems like something that should be left to stalkers and serial killers, but [...]

11 Tips for Growing the World’s Longest Mustache

Image credit: Guinness World Records While an everyday ‘stache might gain you a cult following or a cameo on Reno 911, a truly magnificent mustache could catapult you into the Guinness Book of World Records. Here are eleven tips to help you grow the world’s longest mustache, including tricks from the current record holder himself. [...]

Why Did People Used to Wear Powdered Wigs?

For nearly two centuries, powdered wigs—called perukes—were all the rage. The chic hairpiece would have never become popular, however, if it weren’t for a venereal disease, a pair of self-conscious kings, and poor hair hygiene. The peruke’s story begins like many others—with syphilis. By 1580, the STD had become the worst epidemic to strike Europe since the [...]

Hair Basket Weaving

This weave by Guido Palau is from last year, so once again I am behind the fashion curve. Hair weaving in a basket style is apparently technically simple but chemically demanding: Palau divided models’ hair into three sections before adding extensions over and under natural strands for a woven effect, ending each panel in a skinny [...]

Hair Washing Robot

Would you entrust your head to a hair washing robot? Even if it has "24 finger tips [that] can be finely moved through independent mechanisms, creating a comfortable fit for any individual, enabling it to hand wash [...]

Please Hold My Hair Back Later Tonight Pint Glass

Please Hold My Hair Back Later Tonight Pint Glass - $7.95 Do you tend to become forgetful or unconscious when you drink? You need a glass that can talk for you. You need the Please Hold My Hair Back Later Tonight Pint Glass from the NeatoShop. This way whoever finds you will know your wishes. Be sure [...]

Ad for a Nose Hair Trimmer

Hair trimmer? Dude, you need a machete for that forest. Publicis, an advertising agency in Germany, made this ad to promote a small body hair trimmer. It and a similar ad that you can find at the link make use of wild vines. Link -via Blame It on the Voices | Photo: Mertphoto

Scientists Calculated the “Rapunzel Number” and Cracked the Secret of the Ponytail

Huzzah! Another scientific mystery bites the dust! Scientists have finally cracked a problem that has "perplexed humanity since Leonardo da Vinci pondered it 500 years ago." Learn all about the Rapunzel Number, which provides a key ratio needed [...]