The Latin word comes means hair. Meteors were named comets after the Latin word comes meaning hair. Meteors often displayed flashes of lights which resembled tails of golden hair. Thus they were named comets for their golden tails.
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Embeth Davidtz was discovered by Steven Spielberg while decked out in a huge bouffant hairdo for a TV film. Davidtz comments "I'm grateful he got past that hair"