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Hair-Raising Information

Your hair is strong and fast-growing

(HealthDayNews) -- Did you know that a human hair, the fastest-growing tissue in the body, can support the weight of 2.8 ounces?

That means a person weighing 176 pounds could hang from a cord made of 1,000 human hairs. Or, if all the hairs on an average man's scalp were made into a rope, it would support the combined weight of 100 of his friends.

And the Doubleday and Co. book Amazing Facts About Your Body, also offers these fascinating tidbits: The average blonde has 150,000 hairs on her scalp, a brunette usually has about 100,000, and a red-head has only about 90,000.

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