This is a continuation on my observations regarding our tendency to obsess about our hair. I observed that Australian men, when viewed from the northern hemisphere appear to be standing upside down, and therefore their hair falls out as function of gravity. It was pointed out (unsurprising) by Meg that there is, in fact, no shortage of bald men in America.
I wondered then if it might have something to do with the magnetic effect of the poles, in which case men from equatorial and tropical regions should be quite hirsute (I think that there may be evidence supporting that) whilst Eskimos should be bald (not so much evidence).
It’s a very silly theory, I know. I have lots of them. And it prompted a few silly lines of verse.
Eskimos they all wear hats
There’s nothing under there
They eat a healthy diet
But don’t have any hair
The wearing of the headpiece shows
How much they really care
That they can never be as hairy
As a scary polar bear
P.S. Before you women start jumping up and down pointing to your attractive manes ….
there is more iron in the male diet (everybody knows that) making our hair more magnetic and therefore more susceptible to the polar magnetic follicle effect.