5 Intriguing Facts Involving Beards
The subject of beards is as mysterious as the faces hidden behind these subjects. Whether your face is one of the mysterious, bearded varieties, or you are just mystified by the facial hair growing all over the globe, here are 5 Intriguing Facts Involving Beards.
1. THEY GARNER COMPLIMENTS FROM OTHER MEN
Odds are, you are growing out your beard to impress the opposite sex. Yet don’t be taken aback if your fellow man is paying the most homage to your facial bristles. While women might not be able to put a finger on what physical trait is making your face appealing to them, other men will figure out right away that your impressive beard is giving you that alpha male image. Once you grow out your facial hair, you can expect the women to flock to your side in larger numbers without realizing what is drawing them to you. Meanwhile, other men will recognize right off the bat that your facial hair has lifted your manliness factor. Many will acknowledge your beard or give a nod of approval as they recognize a fellow alpha male.
2. THEY EXTEND THE SPAN OF YOUR LEISURE LIFE…
Mankind is obsessed with time. If you search the internet, you will find statistics on how many hours, days, months and years we spend on average in pursuit of different activities. We are all aware that, for those of us blessed to get the ideal number of hours of nightly sleep, we spend about a third of our lives in the land of dreams. More depressing, we waste about 7 years trying to find slumber in the first place. Add to that about 11 years spent watching the tube (or youtube) throughout life, and it’s surprising that we get anything done at all.
So, with all the hours and even years spent waiting in line, holding on the phone, and doing other useless stuff, do you really want to be spending another 4.5 months of your life shaving off what nature intended to grow? Take advantage of those 4.5 months by being productive rather than standing in front of a mirror. You could work on your fitness, pick up a new language, or enjoy your favorite hobby. Thanks to your beard, you will have 4.5 months extra to engage in leisure pursuits instead of shaving.
3. …AND MAYBE EVEN EXTEND YOUR OVERALL LIFESPAN
If 4.5 months of additional free time is not enough for you, consider the potential extra years you could add to your life due to the health benefits of sporting facial hair. Your whiskers filter pollen and other irritants from the air you inhale, reducing occurrences of allergies and asthma. Your beard also shades your face, reducing your exposure to UV rays. That’s not including the fact that you are minimizing your risks of facial cuts and potential bacterial infections.
4. THEY INDUCE FEAR…
If your choice to wear a beard is an effort to be more attractive, you might be surprised to find out that your facial hair is also causing you to appear more dangerous. There is something intimidating about a face full of facial hair, whether it is the sense of uncertainty about what exactly is looming behind those scratchy bristles or it is the stereotypical image of scruffy misfits, law-breaking bikers, and bald, bearded mafiosos.
5. …YET SHALL NOT BE PUNISHABLE BY LAW
On July 6, 1535 it was established that beards are not subject to any punishment by the law due to their inherent innocence. On that day, Sir Thomas More made the statement that his beard “hath not offended the king” as he pushed it aside so it would be spared the axe that was about to behead him. As you can see, beards hold many surprising facts.