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The Relationship between Birth Time and Hair Whorl Location

DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1101318, PP. 1-4

Subject Areas: Anthropology

Keywords: Hair Whorl Location, Birth Time, Chinese Folklore

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Hair whorls may be located on the midline of the scalp or off-center, either on the left, or on the right. Some people may have more than one hair whorl on their heads. Do the locations of the hair whorls have any relationship with the time of birth? This study shows negative results which impact the validity of common Chinese folklore and superstition surrounding hair whorl characteristics.

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Lee, Y. , Mao, Y. , Huang, S. , Lin, Y. , Dai, C. , Lai, J. , Wun, Z. , Cai, Y. and Huang, S. (2015). The Relationship between Birth Time and Hair Whorl Location. Open Access Library Journal, 2, e1318. doi:


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