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Today, our sister site Racked National investigates the latest fashion-fueled scourge engulfing the nation: Feather hair extensions. Blame Ke$ha, Steven Tyler or Pretty Little Liars, but ladies all over the country are storming bastions of male calm and tranquility—the fly-fishing shop—for hackles, the long, thin feathers perfect accessorizing hair. The hilarious headline of the post says it all, "Feather Hair Extensions Craze Leads to Nationwide Shortage, Rooster Genocide and Women Banned From Fly Fishing Shops". Good lord. And if that doom-filled trifecta of results doesn't scare you into joining the hackles preservation movement, once you hear what part of the rooster these said feathers are actually sourced from, you might change your mind. [Racked National]