For those of you who think that a beard is just a hair growing on the wrong end of a head, here are 15 fascinating facts about beard:
Fact #1: Charlie Chaplin's moustache was not real. He described it as a prop "amusing enough to add something to the routine, but that allows me to keep my facial expressions"
Fact #2: In a deck of cards the king of hearts is the only king without a moustache.
Fact #3: Victorian ladies would rather eat an egg without a salt than kiss a man with no moustache.
Fact #4: The scientific term for the cultivation of facial hair is pogonotrophy.
Fact #5: On average, a man with a moustache touches it 760 times in a 24-hour day.
Fact #6: Blond beards grow faster than dark beards
Fact #7: The beard can save man 95 days of life. That's how much time the average man spends shaving over a lifetime.
Fact #8: Around 55% of males worldwide sport some form of facial hair.
Fact #9: High ranking Egyptians dyed their beards and plaited them with gold thread.
Fact #10: Number of whiskers on the face of the average man: 30,000.
Fact #11: Peter the Great of Russia imposed a tax on men who wore beards, but not moustaches.
Fact #12: In 1936, researchers found that if you attach a false moustache to the face of a wild female woodpecker, a male woodpecker will attack her as if she were a rival male.
Fact #13: Researches at Tel Aviv University have shown that men with thin moustaches have a greater propensity to suffer from ulcers.
Fact #14: All dolphins are born with a moustache. It helps them locate their mothers while nursing, and is shed after a few days.
Fact #15: The ancient Egyptians associated facial hair with the sexual, religious, and social power of the monarch.
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