10 Interesting Facts About Beards

Written by Dave Rich

On February 28, 2013

10_interesting_facts_about_beardsGrowing a beard is considered a strong symbol of masculinity. Here are 10 interesting facts about beards you may have never heard of.
1.     ZZ Top Irony
Frank Beard of ZZ Top is the only one of the band members to not sport a beard. He wears a moustache instead.
2.     Abraham Lincoln – Beard Grower
Abraham Lincoln grew his beard at the behest of an 11-year-old girl who told him it would look good on him because “your face is so thin”.
3.     Wealthy Men Shave
98% of men listed on the Forbes Richest 100 list are clean-shaven.
4.     World Record
In 1997, the title of World’s Longest Beard was given to Shamsher Singh of Punjab, India for having a beard 6 feet long from chin to tip.
5.     Growth Rate
Beards grow at 5.5 inches per year.
6.     Fear the Beard
The name for the fear of beards is Pogonophobia.
7.     Grow Like an Egyptian
High-ranking Egyptians dyed their beards and threaded them with gold.
8.     That’s Huge!
If a man never shaved, his beard would grow to 27.5 feet.
9.     Hours in the Day
The average man spends 3,350 hours shaving in one lifetime.
10.    Sexy Beast
Thinking about sex increases beard growth rate due to increased testosterone levels.

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