Friday Fact: Hair and Star Stuff

So, it’s not so scientific, but statistical info I am going to give you today.

Because I am so random, this week is about hair.

According to a survey conducted by Tresemme, a brand of shampoo, the average woman spends $50,000 on her hair in her lifetime. Each year we spend $160 on shampoos and conditioners. We spend $520 on haircuts. So, if you think about it, that really adds up. More money than we think goes to our hair.

Not only is it money that we spend, but time as well. Most women spend at least an hour and twenty minutes a week doing their hair. And that also accumulates. By the time they reach 65 years of age, they have spent six or seven months doing their hair.

In other words, if you are running out of ways to save money and time, be bald.

 

Of course, since I love COSMOS, here’s Neil deGrasse Tyson for you:

StarStuff

Now, this is because the whole universe is made of the same things. With the Big Bang, several elements were sent throughout the universe. They made the stars and therefore us, goes the theory. The element thing is proven, not too much the reason.

Well, I hope you liked this statistical Fact of the Week!

Last week: Solar Freakin’ Roadways

Before: Frawnhoffer Lines

Friday FAct: Frawnhofer Lines

After watching an episode of COSMOS, which is very similar to NOVA, being mind-blowing science documentary things, Neil deGrasse Tyson explained something mind-boggling, and I found it very interesting.

Now, when you shine light through a prism, it comes out as a rainbow, or, to be specific, a spectrum.

When you shine light through a prism through a telescope, one scientist: Fraunhofer, discovered that dark lines appear in the spectrum. These are now known as Fraunhoffer lines.

FraunhoferLines

The lines, it was discovered were actually the shadows of the electron in an atom. The number of shadows is the number of electrons in the atom that is in whatever you are shining light at. Therefore, if you shine light on a diamond, the spectrum has 6 shadows (carbon).

If this isn’t amazing enough, using light, we can find what the Observable Universe is made of, simply by shining light at it. Using light, it was found that The universe is made of all the same elements.

mindblown

 

So, I hope you like this new Fact of the Week thing, I will try to keep up with it. A lot of it is for my benefit, just to write it down and see if I get it. But I hope you guys will all like it as well!

-Isa