Weird Beard Facts
You're probably pretty proud of your beard, but how much do you really know about your whiskers? How many hours of your life are you saving by skipping your morning shave? What's the longest beard ever recorded? What country used to impose a "beard tax"? If you don't know, you should have a quick peek at these awesome beard facts. The more you know, right?
-Men who shave spend approximately 3,350 hours of his life in front of the mirror. Therefore, having a beard earns you a few extra years of adventures that take place entirely outside the washroom!
-Pogonophobia is the fear of beards. Yes, there are people who are actually afraid of that incredible facial hair you've been cultivating! Hopefully you don't have a crush on any of them...
-The longest beard ever recorded was 17 feet, 6 inches long! Back in 1927, Hans Langseth from Norway cultivated that beauty of a beard. It's now on stored at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.
-Your beard is comprised of approximately 30,000 hairs.
-98% of the Forbes 100 list of the world's richest men are clean-shaven. That needs to change, bearded brethren!
-Russia's Peter the Great used to impose a beard tax. For 100 rubles a year you could purchase a medallion, which served as a license to grow a beard. He considered beards to be "a useless burden".
-Beards grow faster during the day than at night.
-The longest female beard ever recorded was 30cm.
-The Vandyke style beard comes from Sit Anthony Vandyke, who used to paint aristocrats with pointed beards in the early 1600s.
-The only King without a moustache in the deck of cards is the King of Hearts.
-Your beard grows an average of 5.5 inches per year.