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Today in strange ways to help the world: Non-profit Matter of Trust is collecting hair (and fur, pantyhose, and wool) to help clean up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Explains Racked National: "Hair attracts oil, so lots of hair will attract lots of oil." (If only they could invent a dry shampoo for the Gulf! Clearly, we missed our calling in environmental science.) Consult the official site to learn how to donate. [Racked National; Matter of Trust]