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On April 12, 1799, the world's first comb-cutting machine, designed to turn ivory into combs, was patented by Phineas Pratt. Come along with Tidbits as we comb our hair!

HAIR FACTS • Hair is mostly made up of a protein called keratin, the same substance that forms the outer layer of skin and the fingernails. In animals, horns, hooves, claws, feathers, beaks, porcupine quills, and whale baleen are all also made of keratin. • Hair is the fastest growing tissue in the body, and bone marrow comes in second. Carpet Cleaning • Hair grows faster during warm weather than Services, Inc. cold, faster during sleep, and fastest between the ages of 16 to 24. Carpet Cleaning • Carpet Cleaning SPECIAL! • How many hair follicles are there on an av• Upholstery erage adult? 5 million. 100,000 are on the $69 Cleaning scalp. There are some 580 hairs per square 2 Rooms & Hallway • Water inch on a man's face. You shed scalp hairs at Not valid with any other offer. Extraction Expires 5-22-15 the rate of 70-100 per day. • Hair never grows on the lips, palms, and soles. These are the only areas on the body with no hair follicles. 701-775-8500 Residential & Commercial • Combing is less detrimental than brushing. Did You Know Vacuums • It's impossible to repair a split end, aside Require Regular Maintenance? from cutting the hair

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www.newvisiontruckaccessories.com MORE HAIR TRIVIA • Hair is one of the definitive traits of mammals. Only a few mammals are regarded as being generally hairless, including the elephant, rhino, hippo, walrus, pig, whale, dolphin, porpoise, and naked mole rat. • The reason we still have hair in our armpits and groin is to provide a larger surface area for odors to cling to, providing chemical advertising. • The longest documented hair was measured in 2004. It belonged to Xie Qiuping from China, and measured 18.5 feet long. FIRST "NEW & IMPROVED" • Richard Harris was the first person to offer a home permanent for sale. Unfortunately, his first product, called Noma (because it used No Machines) was an inferior product and damaged some hair. Harris reformulated the product and changed the name to Toni because 'tony' was a slang term meaning classy. He invented the slogan "new and improved" and was back in business again. • He travelled from town to town giving beauty shop operators free Toni permanent waves so that when customers inquired about them, they could point to their own hair and say, "I've got a Toni myself!"

Beauty shop operators, worried that they would be run out of business by the new craze in home permanent waves, resisted. Florida made it a crime to do beauty work outside a beauty parlor, and the Kentucky Hairdressers' Association tried to arrest housewives for operating a beauty parlor without a license. • Housewives retaliated by forming Toni Clubs and making hairdressing a social occasion. Ten years after his disastrous Noma experience, Harris sold Toni to the Gillette corporation for $20 million.


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MOMENTS IN TIME • On April 29, 1429, 17-year-old French peasant Joan of Arc leads a French force in relieving the city of Orleans, besieged by the English. At the age of 16, "voices" of Christian saints told Joan to aid Charles, the French dauphin, in expelling the English from France. • On April 27, 1805, in North Africa, a small force of U.S. Marines marches against Tripoli's port city of Derna to depose the ruling pasha. The phrase "to the shores of Tripoli," from the official song of the U.S. Marine Corps, has its origins in the Derna campaign. • On April 28, 1916, Ferruccio Lamborghini, the founder of the company that bears his name, is born in Italy. After experiencing mechanical difficulties with a Ferrari, Lamborghini decided to start his own rival sports-car company, even hiring a former Ferrari engineer. • On May 3, 1933, James Brown is born. Known as "The Godfather of Soul," Brown honed his musical talents in prison, where he was to serve 8-16 years for stealing at the age of 15. The Georgia parole board was impressed enough to release him after only three years.

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• On April 30, 1945, holed up in a bunker under his headquarters in Berlin, Nazi leader Adolf Hitler commits suicide by swallowing a cyanide capsule and shooting himself in the head. Soon after, Germany unconditionally surrendered to the Allied forces. • On May 1, 1958, President Dwight Eisenhower proclaims Law Day to honor the role of law in the creation of the United States of America, followed by Congress passing a joint resolution establishing May 1 as Law Day. The idea of a Law Day had first been proposed in 1957 by the American Bar Association. • On May 2, 1972, after nearly five decades as director of the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover dies. By 1921, the former librarian had amassed a list of 450,000 radical leaders, organizations and publications in the United States. By 1969, Congress had grown suspicious that the FBI might be abusing its authority and passed laws limiting the tenure of future FBI directors to 10 years.

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IT'S A FACT • The permanent wave was invented in 1906. 74 women tried out the six-hour technique the first year, and 5,000 did it the following year. HAIR DYE • In the 1960s, only "hussies" dyed their hair. Shirley Plykoff was the first woman to enter the Advertising Hall of Fame when she created Clairol’s “Does she— or doesn’t she?” ad campaign. Before this campaign, only 7% of American women dyed their hair. Afterwards, 50% did. BARBER BITS • A man let his hair grow out for two years so he could get a particular style of haircut when it was long enough. However, the barber he chose did a horrible job, in his opinion, so he filed suit for $10,000. He claimed his social life was a wreck and people made fun of him. He had to wear a hat at all times to hide the haircut, and was seeing a psychiatrist to help him through the trauma. The judge said his hair would grow back and dismissed the charges. • In 1956, 40% of barbershop customers were asking for the flattop crew cut. World War II made the crew cut popular, and Elvis Presley doomed it. • Richard Savaria was in jail in Billings, Montana facing a charge of felony theft. He stepped out of a line of prisoners and fled from two deputies, making a clean escape. Just two hours later a local barber called police to report that a new customer had shown up in his shop requesting a shave and a haircut. The barber was suspicious of the man and requested police come check the guy out. Sure enough, it was the escaped prisoner. What tipped the barber off? The handcuffs the guy was wearing!

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HAIRY INVENTORS: QUIZ • In 1855 a boy was born in Wisconsin and his mother called him King. Forty years later, King was angry to find his straight razor was too dull to shave well. Back then, men shaved with razors that had to be sharpened often. What a man really needed, King thought, was a razor that was so cheap that dozens of them could be purchased and each one could be thrown away when it became dull. The idea of a disposable razor was born. Toolmakers and engineers told him it was impossible. • Then he teamed up with an inventor named Nickerson, and they perfected the design. In 1903 the first disposable razors went on sale. That year only 51 razors and 168 blades sold, but in 1904, sales totaled 90,000 razors and 12 million blades. The government ordered 3.5 million razors and 36 million blades during World War I. King died in 1932, a millionaire. The company he founded, named after his last name, is one of the largest manufacturers of shaving supplies in the world. What was King’s last name? (Answer at top of next page) HAIRY INVENTOR #2: QUIZ • Jacob was a career soldier who found shaving difficult. The disposable razor was issued to all soldiers, but it required water, shaving cream, a basin, and a towel– items not readily available in combat. Jacob wanted a way to shave that required nothing but the razor, so he decided to invent an electric shaver. He drew up plans and sent them to manufacturers, but no one was interested, so he did it himself. • His first model was a two-handed affair, one to hold the motor and one to hold the razor. It was introduced in 1929 but sales were slow and he nearly went bankrupt.

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Answer: Gillette invented disposable razors. HAIRY INVENTOR #2: (continued) • In 1931 Jacob introduced a smaller one-handed model, and sold about 3,000 electric razors for $25 each. He invested every extra penny in advertising, and more than 1.5 million had sold by the time he died in 1937. • The business got a big boost during World War II when a steel shortage made Gillette’s disposable razors hard to come by. Jacob named the company after himself, a German word which means ‘elegance.’ Name it. (Answer at bottom of page)

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HAIRY INVENTOR #3: QUIZ • By the time John was 21, he was already balding. It was 1898 and shampoo didn’t exist. John was sure his hair loss could be blamed on the poor quality of soaps available. He decided to find a soap that would save his hair. So he got a degree in chemistry and spent ten years experimenting. He found the problem with the soaps people used on their hair was that the pH balance was wrong. By 1930 he introduced pH-balanced shampoos for both oily and dry hair, naming the product after himself. It was America’s first shampoo. • When customers failed to flock to his product, John hired an artist to create beautiful full-color illustrations of ordinary women with extraordinarily shiny hair, placing the ads prominently in large magazines. It worked. • Alas, the shampoo did not keep John’s hair from falling out, but he became a very rich bald man. In recent times, commercials for John’s shampoo launched the careers of famous models, including Brooke Shields, Kim Basinger, Christie Brinkley, Cheryl Tiegs, and Cybill Shepherd. What’s the name of John’s shampoo? (answer below) Answer: Schick invented electric razors. Answer: Breck invented shampoo.

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WIGS

• In ancient Rome, vain women had marble statues made of their heads. Many wealthy women also equipped their statues with removable marble wigs, so they could be changed to match the hairstyles. • Queen Elizabeth I of England suffered from smallpox at the age of 29. She survived the illness, but her hair did not and she was bald from then on. To hide the condition, she began to wear ornate and elaborate wigs. As a result, wigs became all the rage across England and Europe, a fashion that lasted for centuries. • King Louis XIV employed 40 wigmakers and needed an entire corridor to hold all his wigs. His personal barber was the only human being ever allowed to see him bald.

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• It was 20th-century American author and motivational speaker Leo Buscaglia who made the following sage observation: "Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations." • If you're planning a visit to the Netherlands, try to make time for a stop in Giethoorn. This village has no roads; its buildings are connected entirely by footbridges and canals. • According to the Global Language Monitor, every 98 minutes a new word is created somewhere in the world. • You could be forgiven if you've never heard of Pope Formosus, but the details of his career are fascinating. In 872, while serving as Cardinal Bishop of Portus, he was a candidate for the papacy, but due to some political issues, he left Rome later that year. Pope John VIII ordered Formosus' excommunication for, among other things, deserting his diocese without papal permission, despoiling the cloisters in Rome and conspiring with

"certain iniquitous men and women for the destruction of the papal see." The excommunication was lifted in 878, but Formosus had to agree never to return to Rome or exercise his priestly functions. This would seem to be a career-killer, but in 883, Pope Marinus I restored the disgraced cardinal to his diocese. Finally, in 891, Formosus' rehabilitation was complete, when he was unanimously elected to succeed Pope Stephen V. • Neil Armstrong may have been the first human to walk on the moon, but Buzz Aldrin was the first to urinate there (using the system built into his space suit, of course). • Most people, upon seeing a bunch of deer together, would call it a herd; however, you also could call the group a bunch, a mob, a parcel or a rangale. *** Thought for the Day: "All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions." -- Adlai Stevenson

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• Many people powdered their wigs with flour to absorb grease and dirt and make them look cleaner. This led to a shortage of flour in Marie Antoinette's day, adding to the social unrest and riots that led to the French Revolution. When wig-powdering in England led to a flour shortage in 1795, Parliament decided to tax every citizen who used hair powder. Huge sums were raised before wig-wearing went out of style. • In 1765, men in London began to give up their wigs in favor of natural hair. This worried wigmakers, who staged a demonstration by marching through the streets to the palace. They presented a petition to King George, asking him to force all adult males to wear wigs by royal edict. An opposing group staged a counter-demonstration in which they pretended to represent the wooden leg-makers. They petitioned the king to have a leg removed in order to promote their trade. The King got the point and denied both petitions.

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WIGS (continued): • In 1766 an observer wrote, "'Tis almost impossible to make the ladies understand that heads bigger than one's body are ugly." • During a skirmish with the Osage Indians, a commander was stunned and slightly wounded by a blow. He fell from his horse, and an Indian came over. The Indian was fascinated by the commander's stunning head of white hair, and he grabbed a handful in preparation for scalping the man. The commander leapt to his feet and ran off, leaving the surprised Indian holding a handful of hair. He'd never seen a wig before and was convinced it was a magical scalp because it had fallen off in his hand. The wig became his prized possession and he was henceforward known as Paw-Hu-Scah, meaning "white hair." When he became chief, the town that grew up around his settlement was named Pawhuska, Oklahoma.

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• A wigmaker in Sydney, Australia branched into a new area: providing false hairpieces for the chest of men who are "bald" on their chest. He reportedly made a model that would even stay on in the water. • In Rome, there were few natural blondes, so the government declared that blonde hair would henceforth be known as a badge of sin. Wicked ladies were licensed, taxed, and required to dye their hair blonde or wear yellow wigs. Today, we still feel that blonds "have more fun." Over 80 programs and events!

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