Friday, March 15, 2013

What's up with the ear hair?

Aging can be cruel. You lose the hair where you want it, and gain it in all those other unsightly places.  Bushy eyebrows, excessive nasal hair, and hairy ears certainly don’t make you anxious to get older, do they?
Sometimes the excessive growth of hair on the ears is genetic and is linked to the Y chromosome, the sex chromosome found only in males, which explains why don’t see many hairy-eared females, except in The Lord of the Rings movies.
And what would this excess hair growth be without a competition?  The Guinness Book of World Records record for the longest ear hair was broken again in 2002.  A seventy year old from Tamil Nadu state in India, Anthony Victor, broke the record with his ear hair measuring 11.5 centimeters.
Excerpt from Why Do Men Have Nipples? by Mark Leyner and Billy Goldberg, M.D.

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