Got hair? Donate your locks to make oil booms

For weeks, oil has been gushing into the Gulf of Mexico at a rate of somewhere between 5,000 and 47 zillion barrels a day and BP still has no clear plan to stop it. Now, everyone from the U.S. Government to Kevin Costner to those fellas down in Florida with the hay are doing their part to clean up the mess. Add to that list a group of young graphic designers who got together in Belfast, Maine recently to shave the heads of townspeople and make hair booms to help sop up the crude.

The designers, none of who actually knew how to cut hair, were turned loose with clippers and pantyhose. In the end, they collected over 500 pounds of hair to send down to the coast. Not bad. Just imagine if every town in America did the same thing. Hit the jump to check out a sort-of music video about the project. And check out for more hair-boom-building info. Special thanks to ABG reader Brian P. for sending this in!

[Source: Project M North 2010]

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Project M North 2010 from Ben Barry on Vimeo.

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