Archive for December, 2013

Back in your box

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A woman was deatined for waving a shoebox at an anti-government protest in Turkey, in reference to the millions of dollars police found stuffed in shoeboxes as part of a sweeping graft probe. Source: AFP

Hairy Stories

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  • A symbol of myths and eroticism: the red haired female
  • already in the greek mythology female hair was linked to the evil. Medusa is one of the Gorgons. A creature with snakes on her head, who could turn men into stone
  • Illustration of the burning of a witch in the Torturemuseum Vienna. From the 13th to the 15th century thousands of women were executed. They were blamed for doing evil magic

What is the magic about hair? Why does it carry such a symbolism? Factually hair is made of a tough protein called keratin.  In the hair bulb, living cells divide and grow to build the hair shaft.