Coyoty (coyoty) wrote,

Transvestites and hair help contain oil spills.

The BP Deepwater oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is being contained with the help of transvestites and hair salons.  For almost a decade, the San Francisco organization Matter of Trust has been collecting hair from barbershops, salons, and pet groomers, and volunteers stuff it into donated pantyhose and nylons.  The hose is tied off in "hair sausages" and made into booms that are strung around oil spills, where they effectively absorb the oil.  With nylons out of style with women, though, the largest source for them (aside from the manufacturers) is transvestites.  Fortunately for Matter of Trust, San Francisco has a large population of them.

NPR article.  (Not the Onion.)
Tags: barbers, groomers, hair, nylons, oil spills, pantyhose, salons, transvestites
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