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Did you know....

Hair grows faster in the summer

A strand of hair lives up to seven years

A person loses 40 - 100 hairs a day

The average scalp has 100,000 strands

90% of scalp hair is growing; 10% rests

 

Once upon a time....

During the Victorian era, mothers and daughters (and some men) wove hair into intricate pieces of jewelry, such as hair bracelets, watch fobs, pins. These unique pieces were usually woven from dark hair and rarely mixed two different shades of hair. The weavers decorated their hairwork with gold fittings, beads, and semi-precious stones, weaving and braiding the hair into geometric or rope-twist designs. Hair jewelry served as sentimental reminders for family and friends who had to be apart. Imagine a young woman weaving her hair into a bracelet for the man she loved. Or a mother weaving her hair into a watch fob for her only son leaving home.

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Riddle me,
Oh, riddle me
what is that --
over the head yet
under the hat?


Word Search Puzzles

Puzzle #1 (Easy)

Puzzle #2 (Medium)

Limericks by Edward Lear

There was an Old Man with a beard,
Who said, "It is just as I feared! --
Two Owls and a Hen,
Four Larks and a Wren,
Have all built their nests in my beard."

There was an Old Person of Dutton,
Whose head was as small as a button,
So, to make it look big,
He purchased a wig,

And rapidly rushed about Dutton.

How many
different
words do you
know for
the word
HAIR?

Answers

If you enjoy limericks, read
Edward Lear's book,
A Book of Nonsense. There are over 100 limericks complete with the author's original illustrations.

Book of Nonsense


Copyright 2000 Dawn Lesley Stewart