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A Brief History of the Unbreakable Comb

A version of this post originally appeared on Tedium, a twice-weekly newsletter that hunts for the end of the long tail. Modern hair combs are unusually simple tools—perhaps our simplest. Their single row of bristles, usually black, are designed to do one thing—separate and organize your hair follicles into a more attractive format. They do this effectively, without the need of any electricity.
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