Baldness may be common, but that doesn't mean it's popular. People spend millions of dollars and go to extreme measures in trying to keep or regain their hair -- and in some cultures, this desire isn't just based on vanity. In the highlands of New Guinea, tribesmen think that the ghosts of ancestors lodge in the hair and that baldness is a sign that the ancestors have abandoned a man. When they court women, tribesmen build large wigs made of hair mixed with clay and then sewn onto a frame of cane, hardened with dipped wax, painted and adorned with vines, beetles, side ringlets, and fur.
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