30 Beard Facts You Probably Didn’t Know
Check out these weird and wonderful beard facts!
How many did you already know?!
It takes between 100 to 600 strokes for a man to completely shave his face. Sounds like a good arm workout!
Apparently this fear affects thousands of people world-wide! We can safely say that luckily we don’t suffer from it! Symptoms include nausea, feelings of dread, sweating and more!
If you study beards professionally you’re a pognologist.
Alexander the Great once said “Don’t you know that in battles there is nothing handier to grasp than a beard.” - he then made his army shave!
Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill were offered the money from Gillette to shave off their iconic beards for a promotional event. The men turned down the offer and kept their beards instead! Legends.
Romans saw a boy's 21st birthday as a transition from into manhood. People used to gather as the boys face was shaved, as it symbolised a “fresh start”.
The University of Southern Queensland discovered that beards can help protect up to 95% of harmful UV rays! Another great reason to grow one.
This impressive beard belongs to Shamsher Singh of Punjab, India.
It's thought that if you put down the razor and never shaved again, the average man could grow a 27.5 foot beard.
Sean Conway was the first man to cycle, swim, and run the entire length of Great Britain. He kept a beard to stop jellyfish from stinging his face! Great thinking!
Peter the Great liked his men to be clean shaven. If you ignored his wishes you were taxed 100 rubies a year. If you paid you wore a medal that acted as a license for your beard.
In the Victorian era having a beard was incredibly fashionable and seen as a necessity for every man. Men who struggled to grow beards would purchase false moustaches or facial hair and attach them to their face.
The first adverts for personal razors didn’t appear until the 1760s!
Up until the mid 18th century it was common for your barber to also perform minor surgery. It's rumoured they also used the same instruments… Sounds like Sweeney Todd!
In 1927 Hans Langseth from Norway grew this humongous beard! It is now stored in Washington DC in the Smithsonian Institution.
Shaving spreads bacteria around your face and the razor often causes skin irritation.
They used to curl their beards to create tight hanging curls.
The only king without any facial hair in a deck of cards is the king of hearts!
We reckon it might be more…
Doctors in the victorian era said that beards would act as a filter and would help to trap harmful particles before they enter the body.
Guess what they are called…. The Beards! The Australian band have released around 40 songs all about beards!
We hope you enjoyed those weird and wonderful facts as much as us!
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