Most people wear hats for protection against the sun or for fashion. But do you believe your favorite baseball cap is also making you unfashionably bald? It looks like your parents had a different reason for telling to you to stop wearing your hat all the time.
People have always associated wearing hats with the cause of baldness. Interestingly, the hair-related myth started a long time ago and it was first referenced in 1929. In the book The Childs Heredity by P.B. Popenoe, the author noted that “the wearing of tight hats and other causes blamed for pattern baldness have nothing to do with the case.”
Hats might not be the reason why you’re going bald.
So what exactly causes baldness? Popenoe’s book might have the answer when it stated that “the pattern is one of the inherited possessions of the family.”
Hair loss or alopecia has several causes which include stress, chemotherapy, or scalp infections. However, the most common type of hair loss is male/female pattern balding or androgenetic alopecia (AGA).
People tend to believe that wearing tight hats or tight hairstyles like cornrows, ponytails, and braids will lead to hair loss. Although hairstyles that continuously pull on the hair can cause damage on your hair follicles, scientists have found that a hat wouldn’t have the same effect on the scalp.
Wearing tight hats can cause headaches but not hair loss.
So if it isn’t your favorite fedora, what could be causing your hair to fall out? Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine may have found the gene responsible for alopecia. According to the scientists, the gene called Prostaglandin D2 (PGD2) has been found in high numbers of bald scalps.
So there you go, folks: wearing your favorite hat will not make you bald. Perhaps the only reason why your parents wanted to you take off that baseball cap is because it is in dire need of a good washing.
50 Interesting Behind-The-Scene Images That Reveal The Truth About Photography
Some are truly impressive while some are downright hilarious – such as #8 and #12!
While it is true that every snapshot captures a moment, sometimes each shot likewise has an interesting backstory as to how it came to be. Case in point, the photos below will show you that the images we see online are mostly just a part of a scene and we often fail to see the bigger picture.
To get the perfect shot, some photographers need more than skills - they need creativity and resourcefulness. Aside from using modern tools (such as photo manipulation software or apps), they likewise utilize everyday objects to achieve their desired effects.
Seeing these behind-the-scene images not only make us appreciate the hard work of photographers more, some of them likewise amaze us - if not make us laugh hard.
So without further ado, go scroll down and find out for yourself. And yeah, good luck trying to unsee some of the most hilarious ones, such as #8 and #12! ...
Here’s Why One Man Destroyed One Of The Ancient Wonders Of The World
If you think you’re petty, you’ve obviously never heard about Herostratus.
Most of us can be petty at times but one man took it to a whole new level. He destroyed one of the Ancient Wonders of the World just so everyone will remember his name. Interestingly, not a lot of people have actually heard of him.
The Temple of Artemis was a Greek temple located in Ephesus dedicated to the goddess of the hunt and chastity. It was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World alongside the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Colossus of Rhodes. Although it was rebuilt three times during its existence, it was the shocking actions of one man that enraged ancient worshippers.
The temple's first incarnation was destroyed by a flood but it was the second destruction that enraged the Ephesians.
People initially believed that the Temple of Artemis was virtually indestructible. After all, it was roughly 377 feet in length and 180 feet wide. In addition to that, it had 127 gleaming white marble columns that held up its roof. However, it also had wood frame beams that supported the roof. These were the weaknesses that Herostratus targeted when he set out to destroy the temple....
25 Whimsical (and Mind-Bending) Paintings by Artist Robert Gonsalves
These wonderful optical illusions will make you stop and stare!
One of the amazing things about good art is that they have the capability to make your imagination soar. A painting, for example, can take you to different places, make you ponder about an idea, or even wonder about how beautiful the world is.
To some degree, you get to experience all that while looking at the work of painter Robert Gonsalves. This Canadian artist is known for his optical illusion paintings that are as beautiful as they are whimsical.
In his official Facebook page, we read how Rob got started in art at a young age and how that journey brought him to where he is now.