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Three Ripley Claims

Consider these data-based claims from Julie Mooney's Ripley's Believe It or Not! Encyclopedia of the Bizarre (2002).

  • If the electrons that flow through an electric hair dryer in one second were grains of sand, there would be enough sand to build a twenty-foot-wide beach to the sun!
  • The average man has thirty thousand hairs on his face that, left unshaved, could grow to a length of thirty feet!
  • Unzie, an albino, had snow-white hair that measured eight feet in circumference.
Your Task: Check out the veracity of these claims, though interesting they may be.