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Timeline: Men and their grooming habits
Timeline: Men and their grooming habits

30,000 BC: Stone Age man begins using sharpened flint and seashells to scrape the hair from his body, inventing the morning shave. 1150 BC: Biblical hero Samson, whose feats of strength allegedly included slaying an entire army with the jawbone of an ass, confides to Delilah that losing his hair means losing his strength, making this perhaps the earliest recorded lament about premature baldness. 1700s: Elaborate powdered wigs — for men, not women — become an 18th century status symbol in Europe. But, contrary to popular belief, that powdered head of hair George Washington sports on the $1 bill is his own. 1888: A now-forgotten inventor from Philadelphia gives the world Mum...