New species of human head hair discovered, scientists say

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Scientists in the United States say they’ve discovered a new species of human head hair and follicles.

Professor Avul Rajkumar from the Department of Anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis told The Aussie Advocate that “it’s a startling find given our research team were originally tasked to study the behaviour of the inhabitants living in the White House.

“We actually found the hair and follicles on the scalp of a 71-year-old endangered human male specie that currently lives in the dwelling.”

Rajkumar said the scientists only made the discovery after learning of a newly released book by journalist Michael Wolff that claims one of the female offspring poking fun at the male specie’s hairstyle.

“Our researchers took this as a clue to investigate further and lo and behold that’s when we stumbled upon the hair, which oddly, was forming into a bizarre coiffure,” Rajkumar said.

A sample of the hair will be on display at the Bohart Museum of Entomology at the University of California alongside the recently discovered Neopalpa donaldtrumpi – a tiny moth named after the male specie because of its distinctive yet similar head covering.