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A hair-raising press release

The press release posed a question The Rail has never totally considered. "Do 'regular guys' really care about their hair?" The Rail scratched its scalp and read on, combing through the information. According to a recent survey by Yankelovich for...

The press release posed a question The Rail has never totally considered.

"Do 'regular guys' really care about their hair?"

The Rail scratched its scalp and read on, combing through the information.

According to a recent survey by Yankelovich for a hair care products firm for men that shall remain nameless lest it get a free plug in The Rail, almost 30 percent of men say that it is "important" that others see them as someone with nice hair.

Whose hair do they admire? Sports figures Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Oscar de la Hoya (pictured above) tied for first while soccer player David Beckham finished last.

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Eighty-five percent of men surveyed use some kind of hair care product, but 24 percent of them reported using whatever hair-styling product they find within reach in the bathroom, even if it belongs to someone of the opposite sex.

The next time you walk by a male co-worker and detect the faint odor of Aqua Net, you'll know why.

Headlines from

The Onion

The following headlines have appeared recently in the satirical newspaper The Onion:

E "Traveler Excited Hotel Has HBO Until He Checks Listing."

E "Gary Busey Nearly Drowns Recovering Pork Chop From Swimming Pool."

E "Bush Diagnosed With Attention-to-Deficit Disorder."

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E "Bird's Nest 65 Percent Cigarette Butts."

E "Tanzania Loses Name to Tanning Salon Chain."

E "Horrified Teen Stumbles Upon Mom's Personal Ad."

E "Scissors Kills Paper, Rock; Turns Blade on Self."

E "Mad Scientist's Plot Thwarted By Budget Cuts."

Words you

should know

MSN Learning and Research editors recently picked their favorite words you should know. They include:

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E Digerati: Computer experts; people who have an expertise in the areas of computers and the Internet.

E Hallux: First digit on the foot; the big toe.

E Borborygmus: Stomach rumble; the sounds made by the movement of gases in the stomach and intestine.

E Cullet: Glass to be recycled; broken or waste glass returned for recycling.

E Otiose: Not effective, worthless, lazy.

E Defenestrate: Throw somebody or something out of window, such as a paper airplane.

E Embrangle: Perplex somebody; to confuse, perplex or entangle somebody or something.

To contact The Rail, send an e-mail to features editor Dean Rhodes at drhodes@forumcomm.com and he'll forward it, or click on the Valley R&R icon at In-Forum.com.

Today's best bet

Monday Night Football, 8 p.m., the Tampa Bay Bucs play the Philadelphia Eagles.

WDAY, Channel 6

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