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This Science of Baldness Video Will Have You in Front of the Mirror in No Time

As I rapidly approach the ripe old age of 30, I am becoming increasingly aware of things like my hair and whether or not I still have any. Commonly held wisdom says that baldness is passed from your mother’s father, but AsapSCIENCE tackles the question to teach us just how hair loss really works in this new video.

So there is some truth to the mother’s father genetics, but it’s not the only factor. That means even though my grandfather on my mother’s side had a solid head of hair until the day he died, and my own hair seems to staying put for now, my youngest brother is already losing his hair at a pretty steady pace.

(via YouTube)

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Glen is a comedian, writer, husband, and father. He won his third-grade science fair and is a former preschool science teacher, which is a real job.