I just bought a 3d printed Scylla statue from Sandboxr and I must say it’s pretty great. Also I got my 10,000th kill on Scylla so pretty happy about that.
I have a problem.
*referring to desc.* Don’t know what that is, but you still seem happy, and that’s great.👍
@Professor Rokferbranes, Its from a video game called Smite. Scylla is one of the characters you can play. Fun game.
@Professor Rokferbranes, :3
I read an article that locks of love makes people charge to get the hair, even though the hair they get is donated. That makes me sad. Though a company called wigs for kids does not
@4Jarvan, This is a really great point here. Myself, my younger sister, and my mother have all had long hair (I'm male) that we cut off and wanted to donate to a cause such as one of these. Send it in to wigs for kids they don't charge and they don't get nearly as much flow as locks of love does. We sent it in to locks of love a couple times but it's honestly more complicated and they charge the people who get them.
@4Jarvan, That's actually a rumor spread through Facebook. They take into account the family's financial situation to prioritize more disadvantaged children, but they don't actually charge for their hair pieces. You shouldn't continue spreading false rumors about a charitable organization without doing some research.
@4Jarvan, “No [Locks of Love] recipient pays for their prosthesis. Should a family exceed the financial guidelines, eliminating them from the need to receive a free prosthesis, based on their ability, they are requested to contribute to offset the cost of production of the prosthesis. Locks of Love takes into consideration each family’s individual situation; number of dependents, extenuating circumstances and debts/expenses they have incurred,” Robbins, the communications director of Locks of Love, told TruthOrFiction.com.
It’s a real concern, tho.
With the advent of PCR and mitochondrial DNA sampling, there could be trace evidence even after the prolonged time of a hair were left behind.
@EatMyAss, that sounds made up but I don't know enough about science to dispute it.
@EatMyAss, do you need the root for that? If you do then donating hair wouldn't be a problem - I know traditional DNA tests need the root but I'm not sure about the specific ones you mentioned
@Struwwelpeter , you are correct the actual strands of hair do not have any DNA you would need the actual root with skin to do any DNA testing. PCR or polymerase chain reaction is just a way to copy a source of DNA to get a larger sample and since hairs are just protein strands there is mitochondria in them.
@EatMyAss, If you donate your hair they just cut it, meaning there is no DNA with the donation because hair is just protein strands and the DNA would be found in the skin that is attached to the root of the hair
@EatMyAss, you need the root to obtain a DNA sample. Most people that donate don't shave their entire head and even that won't remove the roots easily.
@EatMyAss, all the dna is in the follicle.
@new username 1, They can still get mitochondrial DNA without the root. Idk exactly how they manage that, but it’s a thing.
I’d imagine you could destroy the sample by washing or chemically treating the hair, tho.
@EatMyAss, hair is not made up of cells so there is no mitochondria in the hairs
@new username 1, Again, idk what the source is. I’d think it would be epithelial cells or fragments thereof that get entrained in the protein matrix as it grows.
They’ve been able to extract mitochondrial dna from hair (without a root) for well over a decade.
@EatMyAss, even if they could get the mtDNA from your hair it would look the exact same as all your siblings and your maternal grandmothers line
“I watch Forensic Files so I’m an expert on the subject! If you think we’re wrong I go REEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!”
Hope she has a good alibi
This child is going places. Possibly jail, but definitely places
This kid is asking the important questions
Someone's a scylla main, huh? (Kinda easy to see from the profile pics anyways).
i donated my hair to locks of love and all i can say is DONT DO IT. Donate it to a different charity because not only do they charge you for your own hair but they also charge the family that needs the hair
@SempiternalCurse, that’s outrageous
Your niece could commit a crime and just blame the cancer patient