This is Kazuhiro Watanabe. Last week he shattered the world record for tallest mohawk with his massive spike of hair that reaches 3 feet, 8.6 inches above his head. Pretty amazing, right?
Between Kazuhiro’s new record and NASA’s mohawked hottie, this punk rock hairstyle is definitely having a moment (in related news, it might be a good time to buy stock in Aquanet). All this recent ‘hawk talk got us in the mood to ogle some other crazy mohawks, so we found 10 more (literally) hair-raising hairdos, including a couple past record holders. Click on the gallery to check ‘em out! [Huffington Post]
Warning: If you weren’t already terrified of hair accidents (I was already, thank you very much — I watched a girl’s hair catch on fire from her birthday candles once and it scarred me for life), you will be.
Seventeen-year-old Florida high school student Kayla Carrera’s hair was ripped from her scalp when it got caught in a drill press machine in shop class last week, leaving the girl bald and bruised the week before her senior homecoming. Her mother, who is a teacher for the school district, feels that the faculty “let her down.” Meaning, they screwed up royally. First, it was against school policy for Kayla to be operating the machine without her hair pulled back, but her shop teacher didn’t seem to notice or didn’t enforce the safety procedures. Then, immediately following the incident, the school nurse determined that Kayla didn’t need immediate medical attention and decided against calling 911. To add insult to injury, the school neglected to inform Kayla’s mother of the accident. Although the school district has apologized profusely for the accident, they have launched an investigation of the shop teacher.
Is it just me, or do you smell an impending lawsuit? [NY Daily News]
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First Amy Poehler and Will Arnett split up, and now this. It’s not a good week for love, you guys. Since 2006, smitten couples have been decorating Rome’s Ponte Milvio bridge with padlocks to signify their eternal devotion (the craze was sparked by a novel called I Want You), but now the weight of all those love locks is threatening the ancient bridge. As of Monday, police have begun taking bolt cutters to thousands of the romantic symbols, which makes a lot of practical sense but is still kind of tragic to watch. Apparently the padlock-obsessed lovers have taken to expressing their commitment at other nearby landmarks like the railings near the Trevi Fountain, which gives a whole new meaning to the term “lock it down.” [Telegraph]