Jun
17
2010
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How do you make money from human hair?

wigs in a shop windowIt may at first appear rather strange, but human hair is a valuable commodity to be bought and sold. Human hair is mainly used to make hair extensions, wigs and toupees, jacket linings, and for the extraction and manufacture of an amino acid L-cysteine used in the production of bread and pet foods in some [more...]

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Feb
09
2009
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Who designed barristers’ wigs?

Roayal Court of Justice, London (photo by Redvers CC-BY)In the English legal system, judges and barristers adopted the wearing of wigs in court in the 1680s following the trend of everyday life when wigs were worn. They soon became recognised as required court dress. By the early 19th century, wigs had gone out of fashion in society, but the legal profession continue to [more...]

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