Hair Pants and FertHAIRLizer- No Joke!
Mr. Bill Black is a hairdresser from St. Louis. He created an all-hair wardrobe that includes vests, scarves, skirts and pants. A pair of his hair pants are exhibited at Ripley's Believe It or Not in Orlando, FL. Pictured at right.
His original claim to fame was a product he invented in the late '70s, FertHAIRLizer. Capitalizing on human hair's composting qualities, he sterilized it, mixed it with sand and organic compounds. "A perfect combination of hair and soil that makes plants grow much better and lasts longer than any other fertilizer on the market. This is the ultimate in plant nutrients." The human body produces a rainbow of vitamins and trace elements that cannot be matched by any plant, animal or chemical process. These miraculous nutrients are condensed and stored into the human hair, thus the creation of FertHairLizer; organic plant food, soil conditioner, and planting mix.
Recycling hair is also good for the environment since the hair doesn't go to landfills or, even worse, to the incinerator. Burning human hair releases extremely toxic gases. Instead, the nitrogen-rich hair, if put on a compost pile, could save quite a bit of nitrogen. Consider this stunning fact: about 6-7 pounds of human hair contains 1 pound of nitrogen - as much as 100-200 pounds of cow manure!
Mr. Bill Black on Jay Leno in 1977. Today, Bill is quite bald and Jay's hair is totally gray.
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Happy 4th of July!!!
Fireworks and haircolor have a lot in common.
Creating firework colors is a complex project, requiring considerable art and application of physical science.
The points of light ejected from fireworks, termed 'stars', generally require an oxygen-producer, fuel, binding agent, and color producer.
While the chemistry of haircolor is different, the desired affects should be similar...gasps and smiles, ooo's and ahhh's. Safe travels and celebrations! Fun fact for your fourth:
The word for firework in Japanese,
'hanabi', means 'fire-flower'.
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