Thursday, December 4, 2008

Are Nose Hairs Thicker Than Head Hairs?

To figure this out get a nose hair and then a head hair.

Next get out your high precision digital calipers.

Then measure the two hairs. The order shouldn't matter.

If you borrowed the calipers, clean them.

Your results may vary but I got 0.13 mm for the nose hair and 0.05 mm for the head hair. That is to say nose hairs are 8.0778255 × 10-8 miles thick and head hairs are 3.10685596 × 10-8 miles thick. Which means nose hairs can be over twice as thick as head hairs.

Yes a sample size of one is statistically dubious but getting twelve was not an option.