17 Interesting Beard Facts

  1. The average man’s beard grows 5.5 inches per year.
  2. A shaving man spends over 3,000 hours of his life in the bathroom.
  3. There are approximately 30,000 hairs on the average man’s face.
  4. 55% of men in the world have some form of facial hair, only 33% being American.
  5. Beards increase the appearance of age, aggressiveness and social status.
  6. Facial hair can block up to 95% of harmful UV rays from the sun.
  7. Shaving can spread bacteria around your face and cause follicle infection.
  8. A beard may help filter out pollen and dust from inhalation.
  9. Rate of beard growth depends on genetics.
  10. A majority of compliments a man will receive on his beard will be from other men.
  11. Beards make you 63% more likely to win a staring contest.
  12. Kings added three beard hairs to the wax seal to add earnestness to royal messages.
  13. It takes 100 to 600 strokes to shave your face.
  14. Prehistoric men grew beards for intimidation, warmth and protection.
  15. During the middle ages if you touched another man’s beard it was grounds for a duel.
  16. The longest female beard ever recorded was 30 centimeters in length.
  17. The average moustache will absorb a pint and a half of beer every year.