- Behold the Tale of the Man Who Stole $18.7 Million Dollars Worth of Maple Syrup From Quebec
- This Delivery Service Will Send Rosé to Your Doorstep All Summer Long
- Good Background Music Will Make You Spend More on Dinner
- Cherry Blossom Cotton Candy Pizza is a Thing, And It's Kind of Beautiful
- This Nail Polish is Made with Real Prosecco
- Pregnant Women Believe A Pizza Induces Labor—And They're Lining Up For It
- Indian Chef Sets World Record by Cooking for 53 Straight Hours
- A Famous Doughnut Shop Will Be Releasing 15 Chocolate Flavors At Once
- The Museum of Ice Cream Finds a Home in L.A.
- Here Are Numbers 51-100 on the World's 50 Best Restaurants List
Japan and India have low rates of baldness. And while some might attribute this to genetics, one Japanese researcher thinks there's something else contributing to the countries' fuller heads of hair: curry.
According to Asian news site RocketNews24, this claim originates with a recent survey by a Japanese wigmaker about which nations have the highest percentage of bald men. Japan was ranked 14th, with Western nations—including America, which had double the baldness rate of Japan—taking the lead. The survey also found that India didn't even rank in the top 20 countries for baldness.
According to nutritionist Yoshiko Nakagawa, the obvious conclusion to draw is that eating curry—which originated in India and is incredibly popular in Japan—prevents men from losing their hair. Nakagawa points to the mix of spices—often including turmeric, nutmeg, saffron, chili peppers—as an element of Eastern medicine, which increases blood flow and promotes hair growth.
While there's very little—okay, zero scientific reasoning behind Nakagawa's theory, it couldn't hurt to order Indian tonight.