Beards, they are the best warm hug you could ever give to your face. Not only do they turn boys into men whilst looking f*ckin fantastic, but they also have some rather fun and interesting facts behind them as well. Whilst I spend many hours browsing the interwebs for fun beard related topics to speak about, there's also a whole host of interesting facts and figures to be discovered. So, today let's talk about 4 Interesting Beard Facts You Probably Didn't Know...
RECENT SURVEYS SUGGEST BEARDS ARE STILL WINNING!
Every now and again we are greeted with a headline that suggests our 'Beard Trend Boom' has ended, and beards are 'finally on the decline'. I find myself wondering where these sites pull their information, as from where I'm standing beards are very much still alive, and happily sat upon the faces of many men who would hate for their beards to be considered as a 'booming trend' or anything of a similar value. Recent surveys that have been conducted between both sexes have discovered that bearded men look tastefully older whilst appearing more respectful, more powerful and of a higher status. So, IN YO FACE BEARD HATERS!
WANT TO GROW A BEARD FASTER? THEN LAY OF THE NOOKIE!
Here's one beard fact that none of us are going to be all that happy about. But if you want to grow out a beard faster you might want to lay off the bedroom activities, as it seems science has it in for us once more, as recent studies have suggested your facial hair grows somewhat faster when a man has not had sex for a while. This is the part where I could do my homework search if there is any truth to this 'fact'. But I'm choosing to opt out of doing so. Mainly because if this is indeed true, I would be writing a post to encourage furry faced men to score less, which totally goes against the unwritten rule book of mankind.
SOME FOLKS ARE ACTUALLY SCARED OF BEARDS!
We, humans are a rather peculiar kind, and can pick up some of the strangest phobias around. Mines a rather strange one, so much so I wish to not share it (in fear you'll all laugh!). I know fears and phobias can come in a whole host of different shapes and sizes. Well, as much as you love that fuzzy face fluff you're so proudly sporting, someone, somewhere is truly petrified of your beard. I know, it's difficult to digest that information at first, but sadly not everyone feels so warming to a marvelous face forest, and view it as a thing of nightmares. The term used for phobia of beards is known as 'Pogonophobia'. And although it is often mild in most cases, more serious cases have been reported to cause dizziness, nausea, uncontrollable sweating and an irregular heart rate. So, if you're ever walking down the street and suddenly see someone scream aloud and run in the opposite direction, you'll now know why!
MORE BEARDED FACES WALK THE EARTH THAN CLEAN SHAVEN ONES DO!
Beards are ever growing (no pun intended, ok, maybe a little!) in popularity, as well as upon the faces of men (and a few unlucky women too!). So many beards that in an estimated study conducted in October 2016 it is believed that just shy of 60% adult males have some form of facial hair. That's a huge increase of almost 9% since the last study which took place the year previous, in 2015. If you take a moment to let those numbers sink in I'm sure you'd agree that's a pretty impressive amount of beards on the planet. And who said the 'Beard Trend Boom' was dead?
Well, that sees todays beard blog complete for now my hairy friends and fuzzy admirers. As always let us have your thoughts and feedback in the comments section you'll find below!
And until next time, Beard on Brothers, Beard on...