Undeniable Fact: Facial Hair

Monday, July 10, 2006

Most people don't realize that male facial hair is not actually thicker than head hair. Its stiffer appearance and texture is an illusion caused by its comparatively diminutive length. To experience this effect on a larger scale, try the following experiment. Grab a piece of dry spaghetti from your pantry. Holding it at both ends, snap it in half. Note the ease with which it breaks. Now do it again with one of the two smaller pieces. If you continue this with smaller and smaller pieces of spaghetti, you will quickly see why the hair on your head is softer than the hair on your face.

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