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How Testosterone Makes You Hairy

Male or female, most of us have body hair—some far, far more than others. This video explains how testosterone fuels the growth of hair all over your body. Read More >>

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A Nick in Time: How Shaving Evolved Over 100,000 Years of History

Removing unwanted body hair has been a part of human hygiene since the dawn of history. Over the centuries, this practice has served to denote everything from high-ranking social status to acts of contrition. And as the tradition of shaving has evolved in step with global culture, so too have the tools of the trade. Read More >>

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Watch Dyson Try and Block-Up Its Vacuum With Everything From Shoelaces to Miles of Skanky Hair

A Dyson will suck up almost anything, including fire, but getting all tangled-up is the constant, dreaded nightmare of any cleaner. Watch engineers torture-test Dyson's fancy hair destroying tool, throwing anything and everything long and tangly they could find. Look at that sucker go. [YouTube] Read More >>

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How Much Hair, Sweat, Pee and Poop Do Our Bodies Make Every Year?

Prepare to be grossed out. You know how you go to the bathroom every day, cut your nails every few weeks and cut your hair every month? Did you ever think about what all that totals up to? What about all those times you've cried or drooled or worked up a sweat? It adds up to an embarrassing amount of fluid! Read More >>

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What Really Causes Baldness (Hint: It's Not Your Grandfather)

There's an old adage that says if your Mum's father has lost all of his hair, then you're probably staring down a future of hats and shaved heads too. And as ASAP Science explains: thanks to genetics that's technically true for males, but there's more to the story. Read More >>

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How Much Would Wikipedia Weigh?

The geniuses behind Vsauce scientifically answered a few questions, as only they can, about whether it makes sense to eat yourself if you're ever suffering from starvation, how does hair know when to stop growing, what eye floaters are, how much would Wikipedia weigh and more. Read More >>

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This Man Actually Had Hairs Growing Out of His Eyeball

Now, I've seen my fair share of horrifying eye conditions, but this one takes the biscuit. It's not quite worm-in-the-eye Prometheus-style, but this poor bloke actually had long, super creepy, hairs growing directly out of his eyeball. Yuck. Read More >>

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Finally, Dyson's Solved the Problem of Disgusting Hair Blockage

After some 187 prototypes, Dyson looks like it's finally solved the issue of hair stuffing up your vacuum cleaner with its ingenious tangle-free Turbine tool. No longer will you have to bend over and heave balls of manky hair from your sodding nozzle. Read More >>

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Why Haven't Bald Men Gone Extinct?

Lots of men worry about losing their hair. But instead of fretting about their beauty, it might make sense for them to count their blessings—because, by rights, bald men should probably be extinct by now. So why aren't they? Read More >>

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Your Emo Kid Haircut Will Give You a Lazy Eye

Hey you angsty little jerk, listen up! If you can stop rolling your eyes and cut the whole brooding thing for like 10 seconds, I have something very important to tell you: CUT YOUR HAIR. I don't say this as some out-of-touch baby boomer threatened by the slightest tinge of change, but rather someone concerned with preventing a lazy eye epidemic. Read More >>

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Can You Recognise These People From Just Their Hair?

Some haircuts are so iconic that you already know who the person or character is from just seeing their hair. It's like a brand logo, an identifier, a part of who those characters are. Read More >>

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Can Stem Cells Finally Provide a Baldness Cure That Works?

There has been no shortage of baldness cures over the ages, but they all share one thing in common: none of them really work. Now, a team of scientists has used stem cell therapy to give a hairless mouse a mohawk. There is hope yet. Read More >>

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Scientists Have Worked Out How to Stop You Going Bald

Going bald is the one big vanity concern among most men. But relax, it doesn't need to be that way; scientists have just worked out exactly why men go bald, and already have a way to stop it happening. Read More >>

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Scientific Proof That Women Hate Beards

Every man grows a beard at some point in his life. But that's not to say that it's a good idea. In fact, science now confirms that while a beard makes you look older and of higher status, it makes you less attractive to women. Read More >>

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Scratching Your Ankle Is the Most Pleasurable Itch-Scratching Relief of All

Scientists have made the shocking discovery that it's your ankle, not your back, that feels the most awesome to scratch when you are itchy. Read More >>

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It's a Haircase

Well, yeah. How else are you going to spruce up an abandoned Arkansas hotel? Pillow mints? This artistic installation by Jessica Wohl is entitled "Hairy Staircase" and currently resides at the derelict Mountainaire Hotel in Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA. [Jessica Wohl via Boing Boing] Read More >>

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