25 Manly Facts About Beards You Should Know

Posted by , Updated on November 12, 2021

Is your face graced with the alpha declaration of a beard? Do people stare in envy as they witness testosterone exploding out of your facial lion-like mane? Is your beard the epitome of masculinity. If these are true and are common for you then we can’t help but be envious (because beards are awesome!). See not everyone can boast of the magnificence that is, the beard. Some try really hard only to fail at stubbles and patches. Other’s give up entirely an settle for that naked look. But those who carry their symbol of masculinity on their face are to be celebrated. And indeed, with these manly facts about beards, we do! From the fact that beards used to be taxed to the longest beard ever measured on a man, check out these 25 Manly Facts About Beards to see if your beard measures up. After, check out these 25 Things Every Man Should Know How To Do, because as masculine as the beard may be, there’s more to being a man than just a beard. And while you’re at it, be sure that you’re aware of these 25 Survival Myths That Could Actually Hurt You because few things are manlier than surviving the wild outdoors (that is, if you survive).


Growing and cultivating facial hair is known as pogonotrophy

pogonotrophySource and Image: wikipedia

Pogonophobia is the fear of beards

fear signSource: wikipedia, Image: commons.wikimedia.org

Beards were once taxed. Peter the Great encouraged cleanliness by charging people 100 rubles a year to have a beard

taxSource: baldingbeards.com, Image: commons.wikimedia.org

During the Middle Ages touching someone else's beard could be seen as disrespectful and even grounds for a duel

much disrespect such rudeSource: history.co.uk

An average man will spend 3,350 hours shaving during his lifetime

clockSource: beardbrotherslic.com, Image: commons.wikimedia.org

Peter the Great wasn't the only "Great" that opposed beards. Alexander the Great wouldn't let his soldiers have beards so that they couldn't be pulled in battle.

Alexander the GreatSource: lifehack.org, Image: commons.wikimedia.org

The longest beard ever was measured on a Norwegian man in 1927. It was over 5 meters long!

i should move to norwaySource: mensxp.com

Your facial hair grows more during the summer

sunSource: theairspace.net, Image: commons.wikimedia.org

It is not true, however, that your beard (or any hair for that matter) will grow back faster if you shave it

shavingSource: urbanbeardsman.com, Image: commons.wikimedia.org

Due to the increasing popularity of beards recently, beard transplants have increased by more than 500%!

beardSource: dailymail.co.uk, Image: commons.wikimedia.org

Abraham Lincoln grew his beard after a little girl wrote him a letter telling him that he'd look better if he had one

Abraham LincolnSource: huffingtonpost.com, Image: commons.wikimedia.org

Beards may actually help you if you suffer from allergies to pollen or dust. Apparently they act as filters.

beeSource: mensxp.com, Image: commons.wikimedia.org

Kings would attach beard hair to the wax seals on their messages to make them more earnest

wax sealSource: netluxury.com, Image: commons.wikimedia.org

The longest female beard ever recorded was 30cm

hold up wait a minute, that ain't rightSource: theairspace.net

The only king in a deck of cards without a mustache is the king of hearts

cardsSource: buzzfeed.com, Image: commons.wikimedia.org

Beards grow faster during the day than during the night

sunsetSource: netluxury.com, Image: commons.wikimedia.org

Your face has an average of 30,000 hairs on it

woahSource: mashable.com

Beards have been found to trap and contain more germs than toilets

bathroomSource: lebonbon.co.uk, Image: commons.wikimedia.org

Ancient philosophers retained their beards as a sign of their profession

ancient philosophersSource: history.co.uk, Image: commons.wikimedia.org

Before Sir Thomas More was beheaded in 1535 he moved his beard to the side saying "it never committed any treason"

beheadingSource: mensxp.com, Image: commons.wikimedia.org

Every two years the World Beard and Moustache Association hosts the World Beard and Moustache Championships

trophiesSource: wikipedia, Image: commons.wikimedia.org

Assyrian men would decorate their beards by curling them, dying them, and adding gold dust

AssyrianSource: buzzfeed.com, Image: commons.wikimedia.org

During the days of Ancient Egypt men would dye their beards and plate them gold to show their status

EgyptianSource: history.co.uk, Image: commons.wikimedia.org

Queens would sometimes wear fake gold beards as well

You crazy girlSource: history.co.uk

The CIA once had a plan to make Fidel Castro's beard fall out by putting thallium salts in his shoes

Fidel CastroSource and Image: wikipedia

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