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3 BEARD FACTS YOU PROBABLY DIDN'T KNOW (PART 2)

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Last time we shared beard facts with you that you probably werený aware of. Today, we're sharing 3 new facts with you that most people don't know. Enjoy!

1. They Can Grow Over Four Times A Man’s Height

It is estimated that around 55 percent of men around the world have some type of facial hair, whether it be a full beard, the Fu Manchu, or a regular old mustache. The average beard grows 5-and-a-half inches in a year and is made up of around 30,000 whiskers. If the average man were to never trim his beard, he would have a 27-and-a-half-foot beard by his death.

2. They Grow Very Long On Women As Well As Men

Hans Langseth passed away in 1927, but his impressive beard length of 17 feet, 6 inches ensures that his name lives on in Guinness World Records as the holder for the world’s longest male beard. His impressive accomplishment is currently on display at the Smithsonian. If you’re looking for the longest beard on a living man, look no further than Sarwan Singh from Surrey, British Columbia. His beard of 8 feet, 2-and-a-half inches earned official recognition back in September 2011. The longest beard on a female goes to Vivian Wheeler from Wood River, Ill., who grew a full beard after the death of her mother and four failed marriages back in 1993. Her longest strand, from follicle to tip, clocked in at 10.04 inches.

3. They Inspire Strong Feelings

People with pogonophobia have an abnormal and persistent fear of beards. Although the severity of this condition varies, common symptoms tend to include shortness of breath, rapid breathing, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and overall feelings of dread. Those with Pogonophilia, on the other hand, love beards and people with them.

 

Source: Medical Daily

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