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14 Odd Beauty Facts That May Surprise You

14 Odd Beauty Facts That May Surprise You

Gwendolen Fairfax | Divine Caroline

March 24, 2011

Too often, we get caught up in the beauty numbers that bring us down—our weight, our dress size, the amount of money we spent on our last haircut. But in the weird and wonderful world of looking pretty, there are hundreds of quizzical and quixotic facts that can make us appreciate the wonder of the human body (as well as some that just make us appreciate the resilience of our pocketbook). From the delightfully whimsical to the downright odd, how do you measure up?

1. Blondes Have More Hair

Blondes (natural blondes, that is) tend to have about 140,000 hairs on their heads. Brunettes average about 110,000, while people with black hair have about 108,000. Redheads have the least, with only about 80,000 hairs on average.

2. These Are the Days of Our Lives

On average, women spend fifty-eight days of their lives shaving or waxing unwanted hair.

3. Flipping the Bird

The fastest-growing fingernail is the one on your middle finger. The nails on your dominant hand also grow faster than the ones on your non-dominant hand, and all nails grow faster in the summer than in the winter.

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