The Wigs of the Huli Warriors

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The Huli Wigmen of Papua, New Guinea are not only famous for being fierce warriors, they’re also known as wig makers.

To make their amazing wigs, the Huli grow out their hair. When their hair has enough length, the Huli begin to shape it. In order to prevent their hair flattening or losing its style, the Huli sleep on bricks. After about six months, the wig is large enough and ready-to-wear. The Huli cut the wig from their head using knives, and decorate the wigs with bird feathers.

The wigs are worn for cultural celebrations, like weddings, or for greeting and hanging with tourists.

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Via Oddity Central.

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Spike Marlowe and her Siamese twin sister were born to academics in Provo, Utah during the region’s speculative fiction renaissance. Since her teenage years, when Spike’s parents and sister entered the Federal Witness Protection Program--which necessitated the surgical separation of Spike from her sister (if you buy her a couple drinks and ask nicely, Spike may show you the scars)--she has held a variety of odd jobs, including a performer in a wild west show, detective, Bigfoot researcher and writer for an Internet content farm. Recently she found her calling as a Bizarro author. When she’s not writing fiction she works as a street busker in San Francisco. At night she fights crime. Her first novel, Placenta of Love, will be released by Eraserhead Press in November 2011.

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