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Lemmy Del Cid joins the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Social Scientists

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

Lemmy Del Cid has joined the The Luxuriant Flowing, Former, or Facial Hair Club for Social Scientists™ (LFFFHCfSS), sibling club of the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS). He says:

I knew from the very beginning of my life, when I was a baby, that I wanted to grow my hair out. My father had long, flowing, curly, black hair from the time he was very young and I was always fascinated by it growing up. As I became older, I wanted my hair to be as long as possible because, of course, my idols were rock stars. They were Isaac Newton, Leonardo Da Vinci, Albert Einstein, and many more famous scientists who had long, extravagant hair. These men were champions for science and rebelled against societal norms in their respective times. By the time I reached my freshman year of college, I knew having long hair was more than a symbol of beauty and rebellion, it was a statement of who I am as a person. My hair is a part of my cultural identity that tells a lot about my personality. I’m not just that professor that has long, flowing hair. I am a quirky, goofy, funny, and groovy dude, but I am also very intellectual, analytical and introspective. As I continued to learn about the powers of hair from studying indigenous peoples, I discovered I have ancestral roots of the Mayan people from my father’s side. In the Mayan culture, hair is sacred and promotes self-esteem, self-respect, a sense of belonging, and a healthy sense of pride because hair is an extension of yourself. So moral of the story is don’t cut your hair short or else you’ll lose your powers!

Lemmy Del Cid, M.S., LFFFHCfSS
Anthropology Instructor
Department of Social Sciences
Long Beach City College
Long Beach, California, USA

John B. Cole joins the Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS)

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

John B. Cole has joined the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS). He says:

I am currently the PEAK Sr. VP for Research and Development at URUS Group LP, the largest producer of dairy and beef cattle semen in the US. Before joining PEAK, I was a Research Geneticist for 12 years and Acting Research Leader for 5 years in USDA’s Animal Genomics and Improvement Laboratory, where I studied genetics and genomics of dairy cattle. I am also a member of the graduate faculties at North Carolina State University and the University of Florida. As a Louisianian who now lives in Wisconsin I’ve had to adopt many protective measures, including shoes and my flowing silver mane. It renders me instantly recognizable at scientific meetings the world over and has assured my place as a member of the Lethal Recessives, the world’s only band made up entirely of animal breeders.

John B. Cole, PhD., LFHCfS
PEAK Sr. VP for Research and Development
Group LP
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Froylan Sosa joins the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS)

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

Froylan Sosa has joined the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS). Peter Hansen, who nominated him, says:

Froylan Sosa is a DVM studying for his PhD in animal molecular and cellular biology at the University of Florida. He is interested in reproductive physiology and thermal physiology.  Much of his current research focuses on a dairy cattle possessing the slick mutation in the prolactin receptor. The mutation causes cattle to develop a short sleek hair coat that would lead to permanent disqualification from the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Dairy Cattle if that organization existed.

Froylan Sosa, DVM, LFHCfS
Research Assistant
Department of Animal Sciences
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida, USA

Jost Migenda joins the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS)

Sunday, October 25th, 2020

Jost Migenda has joined the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS). They say:

While black holes are widely suspected to have no hair[*], many astrophysicists do. During my research on the explosion mechanism of supernovae (magnificent astrophysical events that produce black holes or neutron stars), I have made an even more exciting discovery: Untangling the mysteries of the universe is twice as fun if you can untangle your hair at the same time!

[*] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No-hair_theorem

Jost Migenda, Ph.D., MInstP, LFHCfS
Postdoctoral Research Associate
King’s College London
London, United Kingdom

Mary Ann Raghanti joins the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS)

Friday, September 25th, 2020

Mary Ann Raghanti has joined the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists™ (LFHCfS). She says:

The main focus of my research is human brain evolution. I chose this field of study after spending an inordinate amount of time chasing monkeys around forests, hoping against hope that each of them would defecate close to a trail to facilitate fecal sample collection. That was followed by another unusually dedicated time period grinding up said samples for various analyses. Brains, on the whole, smell better. Nevertheless, the beguiling siren call of excreta returns to my lab and research in fascinating forms. I am driven by a passion to understand what makes us human, and one characteristic of our species is the presence bountiful scalp hair. This is just one reason why I am delighted, honored, and humbled to become a member of the LFHCfS.

Mary Ann Raghanti, Ph.D., LFHCfS
Ig Nobel Prize Winner (2020 Materials Science Prize)
Professor and Chair
Department of Anthropology
Kent State University
Kent, Ohio, USA

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