Three Hairs was the name of a popular comic character, a street urchin with a bald head save for three thin stalks sticking straight up towards the sky. After a night on the streets, Three Hairs looks for work wherever he can get it; he polishes shoes, picks garbage and even sells newspapers, but finally decides to give up. He puts a "For Sale" sign on his back and goes looking for a buyer. The war had left literally millions of homeless children in China, and Three Hair's misadventures in the comics were widely read as a rebuke to government for their neglect of this problem.
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Martial arts actor/director Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
acquired his nickname "Sammo" in childhood because his family thought he resembled the "Three Hair" cartoon character. See more