Wacky Fact of the Day
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In 18th century England, women's wigs were sometimes four feet high. They were dusted with flour and decorated with stuffed birds, replicas of gardens, plates of fruit or even model ships.

Sometimes they were so elaborate, they were worn continuously for several months. They were matted with lard to keep them from coming apart, which made mice and insects a hazard.

The fad died suddenly when a hair-powder tax made their upkeep too expensive.