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Bad Hair Day

Do you know how many hairs are on your head? See how many you can count. Just kidding! Most people have around 100,000 hairs covering their head. That is a lot of hair that can be made into some interesting styles. God created creatures with lots of interesting hair too.

Hairy Camouflage
Hairy frogfish look like fuzzy little balls of fur scooting along the bottom of the sea. But these fluffy fish aren’t really hairy at all. Their “hair” is actually thin spines. These spines help the frogfish blend in with a reef or a patch of seaweed. They also have a long, thin spine that sticks out of their dorsal fin. They use it like a fishing pole to lure in smaller fish to eat.

Did You Know?
Hairy frogfish don’t swim. Instead, they jump and walk from one place to another.

Hairy Toes
Geckos can climb straight up a wall and even hang upside down. Tiny hairs on their toes work together to create a force which makes them “stick” to surfaces. Each of their feet has around 500,000 hairs! If a surface is wet or covered in a slick coating, geckos can’t use their sticky feet.

Did You Know?
Gecko toes stick and let go very quickly, which allows them to move fast.

Hairy Protection
Highland cows are famous for their shaggy fur, which is usually reddish- brown. They live in the highlands of Scotland where the weather is wet and the wind is strong. God made these cattle with two “coats” to keep them warm. Their outer coat is like a raincoat. It is made of long, thick hair with an oily coating that keeps out the water. Their inner hair is warm and soft, like a thick, fuzzy sweater.

Did You Know?
Highland cows have hair that grows down over their eyes to protect them from bugs.

How Much Hair?
You have too many hairs on your head to count. Plus, you lose more than 50 hairs a day.

Jesus says in Luke 12:6-7, “Aren’t five sparrows sold for two pennies? But God does not forget even one of them. In fact, he even counts every hair on your head! So don’t be afraid. You are worth more than many sparrows.” God is all-knowing and all-powerful. Nothing is impossible for Him! You can always trust He knows what’s best for you.

Welcome to Clubhouse Jr.

Every month, Focus on the Family Clubhouse Jr. magazine provides age-appropriate, biblically based stories, poems, puzzles, crafts and recipes that can help children (ages 3-7) learn more about and grow closer to God.