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Good news—and bad news—for our bald readers


From BBC News:

"The belief is that the head of a bald man contains gold," said Afonso Dias, a police commander in Mozambique's central Zambezia province.


Bald men in Mozambique could be targets of ritual attacks, police have warned, after the recent killing of five men for their body parts.

Not so nice. But, safely here in America, I think you can just stress the "contains gold" part of the belief, without taking it to its logical conclusion. Metaphor, maybe?

Thanks to Stephen Green at InstaPundit for the pointer.