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The Less Hair the Better for Building Socialism

February 02, 2005|From Times Wire Reports

Communist North Korea is waging a war against long hair on men, ridiculing nonconformists as unhygienic, anti-socialist and "blind followers of bourgeois lifestyle."

Among the campaign's hairdos and don'ts: Hair should be no longer than two inches, although older men are allowed an extra four-fifths of an inch to hide baldness.

It claims long hair hampers brain activity by taking oxygen away from nerves in the head.

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