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« on: 25/07/2007 21:28:28 »
chat may well be best for this.

Are there any uses for cut hair, you know the stuff lying around on barbers floors. Could it be composted, used as pillow stuffing...any ideas?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 25/07/2007 21:31:38 »
my mom used to sprinkle in around her vegetable garden. she swore it helped keep rabbits out...
 

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« Reply #2 on: 25/07/2007 21:34:32 »
my mom used to sprinkle in around her vegetable garden. she swore it helped keep rabbits out...

I'm talking hair not hare.  ;)
 

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« Reply #3 on: 25/07/2007 21:35:53 »
exactly! lol
 

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« Reply #4 on: 25/07/2007 22:40:25 »
It's true Kadies right my mom and grandma composted it  it for the garden also!  Paul.. You didn't go cutting all of those kids hair off did you? And surely not in the name of Science!
 

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« Reply #5 on: 26/07/2007 02:57:05 »
It's true Kadies right my mom and grandma composted it  it for the garden also!  Paul.. You didn't go cutting all of those kids hair off did you? And surely not in the name of Science!

Karen, Paul needs to cut SOMEONES hair. He doesn't have any of his own.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 26/07/2007 02:57:28 »
Perhaps it could be used for Voodoo.

 

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« Reply #7 on: 26/07/2007 04:38:56 »
wigs!! cant let good hair go to waste
 

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« Reply #8 on: 26/07/2007 08:06:27 »
Nesting material for birds and mammals.
 

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« Reply #9 on: 26/07/2007 08:46:39 »
A new and exciting range of pillows stuffed with celebrity hair.

The "Yule Brynner" would be appropriately thin for minimalist sleepers, whilst the "Little Jimmy Osmond" would be for those Liverpudlians who want a full night.

I didn't think that hair decomposed that readily - I remember seeing Nelson's hair in a museum once.
 

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« Reply #10 on: 26/07/2007 10:00:29 »
like Nic said wigs, donate it to "locks for love" ..to make free wigs for Cancer patients! Six or 7 inches or more at a time.My sister donates every two years or so. She is fixing to cut hers again, but it is below her bottom right now! Her hair grows really fast!
 

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« Reply #11 on: 26/07/2007 14:37:26 »
Nesting material for birds and mammals.

This is exactly what I was going to say....seriously, if you hang it on the washing line at nest building time..birdies will come and collect it !!.....and they like to wear it too cos all birds are hippies !!
 

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« Reply #12 on: 26/07/2007 15:58:10 »
which reminds me... i couple of weeks ago i saw a bird flying around with a cotton ball in it's beak. he was making a nest in the tree by my bedroom window. now... where did this bird get a cotton ball?! is there a nest depot now with all of their nest making supplies?
 

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« Reply #13 on: 26/07/2007 16:38:38 »
NEST DEPOT!!! LOL LOL LOL LOL!!!
 

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« Reply #14 on: 26/07/2007 17:54:47 »
Nesting material for birds and mammals.

This is exactly what I was going to say....seriously, if you hang it on the washing line at nest building time..birdies will come and collect it !!.....and they like to wear it too cos all birds are hippies !!

Do you think they would like my collection of belly button fluff.......................
 

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« Reply #15 on: 26/07/2007 21:15:52 »
 

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« Reply #16 on: 26/07/2007 21:54:44 »
What do they do with Cystine???
 

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« Reply #17 on: 27/07/2007 08:19:04 »
What do they do with Cystine???

Michelangelo paints it.....
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« Reply #18 on: 27/07/2007 08:21:03 »
What does the Cystine chapel have to do with it. Is that what the walls were made of??
 

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« Reply #19 on: 27/07/2007 08:23:12 »
OK Here we go. So they can now replicate it through the technique above right?

Cystine
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Chemical structure of cystine formed from L-cysteine (under biological conditions)
Chemical structure of cystine formed from L-cysteine (under biological conditions)
3D representation of cystine with the disulfide bond shown in yellow
3D representation of cystine with the disulfide bond shown in yellow

Cystine is an organic compound described by the formula (SCH2CH(NH2)CO2H)2. This colourless amino acid melts at 247 -249 C. It forms upon oxidation of a pair of cysteine molecules. It was discovered in 1810 by William Hyde Wollaston but was not recognized as a component of proteins until it was isolated from the horn of a cow in 1899.1 Cystine is found in most proteins, being significant influence on the tertiary structure of most proteins. Cystine is partially responsible for the formation of a gluten matrix in bread, along with hydrogen bonding and hydrophobic interactions. The acid hydrolysis of two kilograms of human hair affords about 100 grams of cystine.[1]
 

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« Reply #20 on: 27/07/2007 08:24:19 »
What does the Cystine chapel have to do with it. Is that what the walls were made of??

Just a pun.....
 

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« Reply #21 on: 27/07/2007 08:26:14 »
how much is 2 kilograms in ounces or pounds?

Figures I thought you were joking then I thought well maybe not! LOL so I looked it up! LOL
 

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« Reply #22 on: 27/07/2007 08:30:21 »
2 kg = 4.4lbs, or 70.4 oz. (UK oz's)
 

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« Reply #23 on: 27/07/2007 08:33:52 »
Almost 4 and 1/2 pounds to get 100 grams.. that sounds like a small amount for so much hair!
 

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