Oct 08, 2015 at 06:51
by Raj Das
Remember the first time you shaved and you realized how stupid you looked? That was the first lesson you learned - NEVER, EVER shave your beard. Unless you want to lose the most manliest manly thing about yourself. Okay, there was too much testosterone in that last line. Umm, no, I wasn't over-compensating for anything.
The point is, beards are fucking regal. Don't lose them.
Here's a list of amazing facts about beards.
Symptoms include nausea, feelings of dread, sweating and irregular heartbeat.
Yes, the great CIA tried to contaminate the Cuban leader's clothes and shoes with thallium salts to make his beard fall of. In another instance, they even planned to spray hallucinogens on a broadcast studio right before Castro was to give a live televised speech. Desperate times and desperate measures, eh?
In the Dixson and Vasey (2012) study on beards, it was observed that women found men with beards to look older and appear to be of a higher social status.
A man's beard was seen as a sign of virility and honour. Why would anyone even think of touching it?
To show that you were grieving, you'd leave your beard unshaven. Obviously, since at a time like that, grooming your self wasn't the first thing in mind.
He'd spend more time if he took his phone in there with him. For selfies, you pervs.
Alexander believed beards were dangerous in hand-to-hand combat and made all of his men shave. Within time beards would grow back, only this time soldiers kept them to display their lack of fear in times of war. #HopliteMindGames
A study by the University of Southern Queensland found that facial hair can block up to 95% of the sun’s harmful UV rays. Not to mention, also help prevent visible signs of ageing around your face, head and neck.
In 17th century Russia, you could be taxed for 100 rubles a year for having a beard. This tax entitled you to a medallion you could carry that said - 'The beard is a useless burden.'
"You would look a great deal better, for your face is so thin." This was written in a letter by 11-year-old Grace Bedel to Abraham Lincoln, asking him to grow a beard.
The next time you go to a pub with girls around, make sure you're not seen stroking your long beard to long much. They might mistake you for some sex-starved creep.
As far as people who are still alive go, the longest beard belongs to Shamsher Singh from Punjab, whose beard was 6ft (1.83m) long the last time it was measured. The record for the longest beard ever , however belongs to Norway's Hans Langseth , whose beard was 5.33m long at the time of his death in 1927.