The worldwide web provides us with a platform of wonderful beard facts right at our very fingertips. There is also a ton of funny cat videos as well as laughing Chewbacca along side the question as to what a fox might say if he ever decided to actually (and rather miraculously!) talk with us all. But push aside all the viral video nonsense and you might just discover a collection of rather dapper beard facts. To save you the hassle of hitting up Google Search here's 5 Fun & Rather Interesting Beard Facts - Part 2! You're more than welcome!
PRESIDENT LINCOLN STARTED A STRONG BEARD GAME!
President Abraham Lincoln was the first ever President to grow and proudly sport a beard back in the 19th century which in turn hugely popularized beards of various shapes and sizes in the United States of America. He started growing his beard after receiving a letter from an 11 year old girl suggesting he would look better if he had a beard. So like a true champ, Lincoln began his beard journey. And the rest is history!
THE SAME CHEMICAL CAUSES BALDNESS AS WELL AS FACIAL HAIR GROWTH!
A chemical that is naturally formed in your body known as Dihydrotestosterone (Try saying that out loud!) is responsible for both a man's face forest growth as well as his balding. So, if you happen to have too much of this naturally produced chemical in your body you are most likely to be as bald as an eagle but as bearded as an Ancient Greek God!
ALEXANDER THE ''NOT SO GREAT'' OF BEARDS!
Ancient Greek King, Alexander 'The Great' had forbidden all of his troops from growing a beard of their own as he believed this provided an unneeded added hazard. One of which could be easily pulled on by their foes causing his soldiers to fall from their horses during their bloodied battles.
BEARD TRANSPLANTS ARE GROWING, AND FAST!
In 2008 official statistics shown that beard transplant operations had risen between a whopping 500-600% globally as the beard boom began taking full effect. These stats and figures are suggestively on the rise year upon year as the 'beard trend' (Grrrr I hate having to use that 'T' word!) continues to flourish from strength to strength.
AMATEUR BOXING PROHIBITS YOUR BEARD!
I know rules are rules and everything. But this next one is outright ludicrous! The International Boxing Association (IBA) strongly prohibited upcoming amateur boxers from having any form of facial hair, stating that all ameteur boxers must be clean shaven for health and safety reasons. There is however a small window of allowance for Sikh boxers, who have to wear a beard net during competition.
So, that wraps up todays beard blog. As always let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
And until next time, Beard on Brothers, Beard On...