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Hair and Stockings Help Gulf Cleanup

My colleage Lisa Jarvis tipped me off that NPR’s All Things Considered is featuring a story about a tried-and-true oil containment boom technology -  nylon stockings stuffed with human hair. An organization that works with hair salons (and obtains nylons from helpful transvestites) is sending 400,000 lbs of hair to the Gulf to help with the cleanup.  

Another unusual use for human hair appeared recently in C&EN. I wonder if there are others…

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