Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Hair

People have a lot of hair.
The average human head has around 100 thousand hairs.
Hair doesn't seem to grow very fast though. Head hair grows on average half an inch per month.
But that builds up. Half an inch per month, twelve months a year, 100 thousand hairs per head.
Every year, the average human head grows almost ten miles of hair.
That means in an average life time, a person will grow well over 600 miles of it.
If you laid it out and started walking, it would take 8 and a half days of non stop walking to get to the other end.

75 Comments:

At 7 June 2011 at 14:16 , Blogger Xenototh said...

Now that would be a hairy situation! <.<

 
At 7 June 2011 at 14:23 , Blogger Doc_Waffles said...

O_o good info on hair, such a weird piece of our body.

 
At 7 June 2011 at 14:34 , Blogger Dave said...

Now that is truly an amazing set of figures. 600 miles is astounding lol.

 
At 7 June 2011 at 14:48 , Blogger Biff Tanner said...

That's a lot of hair.

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At 7 June 2011 at 14:52 , Blogger The Angry Lurker said...

Good numbers even for the strawberry blondes.

 
At 7 June 2011 at 15:18 , Blogger Finding Cheap Homes said...

"Every year, the average human head grows almost ten miles of hair."
My mind has been blown!

Thanks for sharing, keep up the interesting post!

 
At 7 June 2011 at 15:22 , Blogger Astronomy Pirate said...

8 and a half days? Challenge accepted.

 
At 7 June 2011 at 15:23 , Blogger ppatssca said...

Just calculated. Assuming all my hair is 4 inches long, I have about 6.3 miles of hair on my head.

 
At 7 June 2011 at 16:04 , Blogger Vessel of Bass said...

image you could build a bridge to the moon with all that hair!

 
At 7 June 2011 at 16:08 , Blogger D4 said...

That's an awful lot of hair, now. o_o

 
At 7 June 2011 at 16:22 , Blogger InfoTube said...

Wow!

 
At 7 June 2011 at 16:23 , Blogger Colin Biano said...

I think my hair grows faster than most peoples ;_;

600 miles of hair would be disgusting, but i'd still like to see it

 
At 7 June 2011 at 16:59 , Blogger brn said...

awesome. i'm pretty sure i don't have the average human head though. i have SO MUCH hair and they grow so fucking fast D:

 
At 7 June 2011 at 17:30 , Blogger gman said...

I have heard that we humans have the same number of hairs on our body as chimpanzees, theirs is just coarser

 
At 7 June 2011 at 17:46 , Blogger Leo Stahl said...

My hair seems to grow much faster than that!

 
At 7 June 2011 at 18:02 , Blogger Alexander said...

This is crazy, newfound respect for hair.

 
At 7 June 2011 at 18:06 , Blogger Whitelight said...

Interesting!

 
At 7 June 2011 at 19:04 , Blogger ed said...

intredasting, i learned this forensics years ago

 
At 7 June 2011 at 19:07 , Blogger Jenny Petricek said...

Wow...ten miles of hair a year? My hair seems to grow much slower than the average person. I wish it would get longer faster!

 
At 7 June 2011 at 19:31 , Blogger Lt Nite said...

Damn, think if someone never actually cut their hair.

 
At 7 June 2011 at 19:57 , Blogger Jon said...

what about the hair that grows on my back, feet, inside my nose, ears, where the light of day has never reached
what about all that hair?

 
At 7 June 2011 at 20:13 , Blogger Ada said...

I have hair down to my ass right now and it actually lets me build up a LOT of static in cold weather. I can literally touch people and see blue sparks.

 
At 7 June 2011 at 22:36 , Blogger Jay said...

i'm shaving my head.

 
At 7 June 2011 at 22:51 , Blogger t30 said...

that's a lot of hair. you can probably cut those numbers in 1/3 for my dad, lol

 
At 7 June 2011 at 23:38 , Blogger srnajera said...

:O

 
At 8 June 2011 at 00:59 , Blogger Daniel said...

so in my office 5/7 man are bold so i have 500.000 hairs?

 
At 8 June 2011 at 01:42 , Blogger Malkavian said...

8 Days... well that is quite a Distance. Ten Miles of hear per Year??? FUUUUU

 
At 8 June 2011 at 01:42 , Blogger Dejch said...

i wonder how many hair my cat has... since everyday i have to clean like few thousends but still she aint bald!

 
At 8 June 2011 at 02:44 , Blogger kxxthanxx said...

i swear my hair grows like 1 cm a week

 
At 8 June 2011 at 04:32 , Blogger fabio_2007 said...

wow, didn't know that

 
At 8 June 2011 at 04:47 , Blogger JamieGraham09 said...

As always, some very interesting figures there :) a lot nicer than what I am about to face in exams!

 
At 8 June 2011 at 05:53 , Blogger heefal said...

wow, nice, I knew I had lost a lot of them, but it surprised me

 
At 8 June 2011 at 07:08 , Blogger Empty said...

:O
So much stuff goes into hair growing.. heh. :)

 
At 8 June 2011 at 08:04 , Blogger Zach said...

Thats a lot of hair!

 
At 8 June 2011 at 10:43 , Blogger Alexis said...

Wow ten miles of hair in a year. I never imagined it would be anything like that. What an incredible stat.

 
At 8 June 2011 at 10:43 , Blogger Breakingbrokers said...

How old would you have to be to wrap your hair around the world?

 
At 8 June 2011 at 11:09 , Blogger ShadowPunk said...

Wow that's pretty crazy.

 
At 8 June 2011 at 14:23 , Blogger M Pax said...

Wow. That is a lot of hair.

 
At 9 June 2011 at 03:23 , Blogger Tomas.G said...

Thats interesting:)

 
At 9 June 2011 at 03:41 , Blogger yourminigames.com said...

Interesting stuff

 
At 9 June 2011 at 08:11 , Blogger Trolske said...

Wow, crazy facts!

 
At 9 June 2011 at 12:09 , Blogger parsnip.celery said...

That is ridiculous. I just donated all my hair to charity though so I won't be walking 600 miles on it any time soon.

 
At 9 June 2011 at 15:16 , Blogger Rich said...

i believe i have less than average

 
At 9 June 2011 at 22:37 , Blogger hoaks2 said...

Dang that's a lot of hair. Also, I don't know why, but I find that kind of gross.

 
At 9 June 2011 at 23:35 , Blogger Necroticism said...

Not enough! I want more hair!!

 
At 10 June 2011 at 00:18 , Blogger The Angry Lurker said...

The numbers you get are from a blogroll, you're on mine and people click on the link.

 
At 10 June 2011 at 03:21 , Blogger randomfacts said...

10 miles a year?! Damn, thats A LOT of hair cuts :)

 
At 10 June 2011 at 03:52 , Blogger Jack said...

Crazy stuff right there man!

 
At 10 June 2011 at 07:29 , Blogger HiFi said...

Thats a crazy amount of walking!

 
At 10 June 2011 at 16:46 , Blogger Thorfan said...

I wonder how fast I'd have to walk.

 
At 11 June 2011 at 00:59 , Blogger Dola said...

holy hair! xD

 
At 11 June 2011 at 01:23 , Blogger Rob said...

That's crazy!!

 
At 11 June 2011 at 01:40 , Blogger Moobeat said...

interesting

 
At 11 June 2011 at 04:12 , Blogger -DO- said...

great post, thank you for sharing

 
At 11 June 2011 at 10:47 , Blogger Cinder_Str said...

does hair grow slower when it's long or is it the same pace?

 
At 11 June 2011 at 18:32 , Blogger thenitefalls said...

We need to donate some of that hair :D

 
At 11 June 2011 at 23:55 , Blogger Andre said...

does this count pubes

How to Hack Life.

 
At 12 June 2011 at 06:48 , Blogger Bob said...

Wow haha

 
At 12 June 2011 at 18:08 , Blogger Benjamin said...

I'll never think about hair the same way again. haha

 
At 13 June 2011 at 04:26 , Blogger NovaJ31 said...

I like the way you explained it :)

 
At 13 June 2011 at 08:52 , Blogger Marian said...

i think i don't even have half as much as that..

 
At 14 June 2011 at 05:31 , Blogger movie68 said...

I need some of that hair you speak of, bald guy here

 
At 15 June 2011 at 07:42 , Blogger Barton said...

holy cow! guess thats one more thing to be happy about if bald

 
At 15 June 2011 at 08:44 , Blogger Simon black said...

cool to know, all of these facts are so interesting yet so unnecessary, love it!

 
At 16 June 2011 at 22:47 , Blogger SeanExact said...

thats some guko level 3000 shit

 
At 19 June 2011 at 15:08 , Blogger Beverice said...

Hmm..my hair grows way faster than half a inch per month. probably more like a inch per month for me, so double the hair!
(also i think your math is off, i couldn't walk 600 miles in 8 days)

 
At 21 June 2011 at 17:07 , Blogger H A R R Y G O A Z said...

ZOUNDS !!!

Have a super week.

 
At 22 June 2011 at 13:45 , Blogger Roysizzle said...

expected that shit to be like around the world long lol

 
At 23 June 2011 at 14:46 , Blogger Come At Me Bro said...

This is great!

 
At 24 June 2011 at 02:04 , Blogger Drizzzzz said...

That's alot of hair.
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At 24 June 2011 at 16:37 , Blogger Kristof Unpronounceable said...

I wish I had more hair dude.

 
At 25 June 2011 at 08:11 , Blogger LasseEA said...

just shave it all of xD followed

 
At 28 June 2011 at 10:31 , Blogger iNews said...

Good Post.
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At 28 June 2011 at 15:45 , Blogger Ryan said...

SIQ POST BRO!!!

 
At 8 July 2011 at 13:00 , Blogger Justin said...

Lol, wow. Very interesting.

 

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