Stripes On Your Body May Keep Insects Away - Looks like zebras have stripes for a reason!
Research suggests that the same stripes that may protect zebras from horseflies can also protect humans. Scientists in Hungary conducted a study in which they placed mannequins of different skin colors out in a horsefly-infested meadow. Some of the mannequins from each skin color were painted with stripes.
The scientists counted how many flies stuck to the glue on the mannequins and found that regardless of skin color, the striped mannequins attracted fewer of the blood-sucking insects. Body paint stripes are typically used for social and cultural reasons among various indigenous tribes in Africa, Australia and Papua New Guinea. Source: The Hindu
Would You Let a 7-Year-Old Cut Your Hair If He Or She Were Great At It
A barber in training at a Houston shop is drawing attention due to her high level of skill -- and the fact that she's only 7 years old. Franky Hernandez said his daughter, Alijah, 7, has been watching him cut hair at his Houston shop since she was a toddler, and started showing signs of skills far beyond her age when she was only 4 years old. Alijah, whose skills are on full display on her Instagram account, said cutting hair comes naturally to her. "A fade is when you're cutting hair and it shows the detail of your cut," she said, explaining a technique she has been practicing. Hernandez said his daughter is years away from being able to obtain her professional barber's license, but she has become a popular source of haircuts among family members and friends.
- Would you care how old your barber was if they did a good job?