fun facts about beards

Some fun and interesting facts about beards throughout history. Here are a few of the many reasons for sporting a beard:

  • Historians believed that prehistoric man wore beards for various reasons. A beard would help to protect them from the hot sun, sand storms, and insects. It would also help them keep warm while protecting prehistoric man from the elements.

  • Prehistoric cave drawings have lead to speculation that when prehistoric man shaved, he would have used clam shells, sharks teeth, or a sharp flint.

  • Fun Fact: A native of Norway, Hans Nilsen Langseth (known as the king of whiskers), holds the world’s record for longest beard at 18 feet 6 inches. His beard was only measured at the time of his death in 1927. After his death, his beard was donated to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.