1. Fake Beards:
Royalty and other prominent ancient Egyptians dyed their beards and often plaited them with golden threads. Many Pharaohs also wore and are depicted wearing false metal beards called postiches. Egyptians thought so highly of beards that even the Kings’ cows were known to sport a postiche now and again.
2. Lose Your Beard, Lose Your Soul:
For millennia, beards have been regarded as symbols of wisdom. Philosophers were almost always bearded including Socrates, Aristotle, Marcus Aurelius, Hadrian and Shakespeare. You can be a smarty pants too with one of our Beard Grooming sets.
3. Beards for Miles:
The longest beards on a living person was grown by Shamsher Signh of Punjab, India. In 1997, his chin fur was measured an impressive 1.83 m (6 ft) from follicle to tip. Too bad Mr. Singh didn’t use our Beard Wash. He could have had the cleanest, longest beard around.
4. Evil Beard Plots:
In the early 1960’s, amid high tensions with Cuba, the CIA plotted to ruin Cuban dictator Fidel Castro’s public image by making his beard fall out. One agent had bright idea was to sneak thallium salts (a depilatory) into his shoes. Guess that agent wasn’t as wise as his ancient bearded predecessors. Even if the CIA plan would have worked, Fidel could have been protected had he been using a beard saver.
5. Honest Abe:
While traveling across the country campaigning for President, Abraham received a letter from 11 year-old Grace Bedell which offered him some advice on how to with the Oval Office:
“Dear Sir, My father has just home from the fair and brought home your picture. I am a little girl only 11 years old, but want you should be President of the United States very much so I hope you won’t think me very bold to write to such a great man as you are… You would look a great deal better if you would let your whiskers grow for your face is so thin.”
Take our (and Grace’s) word for it. Beards are awesome.
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