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The wonders of hair

The hair follicle apparently knows some tricks that the other organs don’t know, says Ralf Paus, hair loss researcher. Neil and Tim talk about the wonders of hair and teach you six items of vocabulary.

This week’s question:

How many hair follicles does the human body have today? Is it …

a) 500,000,

b) 5 million or

c) 50 million?

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

Vocabulary

hair-raising
scary often in an exciting way

hair follicle
the organ that produces a hair underneath the skin

baldness
having little or no hair on your head

of a certain age
no longer young

facial
to do with the face

regenerate
to grow again

September 25, 2017

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