If we have learned anything during my time as a beard blogger, it'd be how to successfully grow and maintain a healthy beard regardless of shape, size and style. But today i wanted to enlighten you with five fun yet rather strange facts you probably didn't know your beard was capable of! Don't panic, your beard isn't planning a sudden purge, or a great escape to cause global war to take over the world, or at least i hope not! So, here's five fun, fascinating and outright unusual facts about our beloved beards!
YOUR BEARD SOAKS UP ALMOST TWO PINTS OF BEER/LIQUID PER YEAR.
If you're fond of a cheeky beer or two after work, or more of a morning coffee or cuppa char drinker your moustache has a tendency to absorb a small amount of your chosen beverage with every sip you take, no matter how careful you might be. And it's believed on an average (give or take a little) your tash soaks in around two pints per year! How astonishing is that!
THE LARGEST BEARD ON A FEMALE MEASURED IN AT 30CM LONG.
Although it's not the most attractive image to have in your mind, the largest beard ever recorded on a woman measured in at just over 30 centimeters long. And it has to be said, regardless of gender that an impressive bit of facial gruff! I wonder if she uses 'The Beard Struggle' range!
YOUR BEARD HAS THE ABILITY TO BE BIGGER THAN YOU!
It's true! If you never in your lifetime, not even once picked up a razor and attacked your face with it, yet instead let your facial forest grow to your hearts content it would likely outgrow you by almost four times! Sounds a little extreme i know, but I'm going on internet facts here. And we all know that anything you find on Google is 100% correct, right?
YOUR BEARD HAS GRANTED YOU NEW FANS AND EVEN FOES.
This may have gone unnoticed by many of us who sport a beard. But when you're going about your day to day lives you encounter a host of new people who may not have seen a glorious beard like yours before. And in doing so most will admire and rather like your facial gruff, some women might even find beards all the more attractive for doing so too. On the flip side you'll also rub shoulders with people who despise beards. They may even argue away to themselves in their sad and lonely minds that they dislike you and your beard. This my bearded Brothers is what i like to call 'Beard envy.' It is indeed ugly, i know. But what's a bearded gent supposed to do, Right! Just keep growing!
YOUR BEARD HELPS SHIELD YOU AGAINST SUN DAMAGE.
We all love superheros, right? Well you, my bearded bredren have a super power of your own! When the sun is shining; beaming down on a hot summers day to top up your manly tan, your beard helps reflect away the suns dangerous rays, helping to keep your face cool and most importantly protected from the suns UV rays. On the flip side in the colder winter months your beard works as a form on insulation to help keep your cheeks (facial cheeks, you dirty mucker!) aired and cool. So, from this day forward you shall be forever known as 'BEARD-SHIELD MAAAAAAN!'
That wraps up another The Beard Struggle Beard Blog! It has been fun I'm sure you would agree! As always let us know what you think in the comments section below.
And until next time, Beard on Brothers, Beard on...