Posts Tagged: beards
Let’s all take a moment to appreciate the fact that Abraham Lincoln grew that iconic beard of his because a little girl asked him to in a letter.
“I have got 4 brothers and part of them will vote for you any way,” reads part of 11-year-old Grace Bedell’s note to the Republican presidential candidate, “and if you let your whiskers grow I will try and get the rest of them to vote for you you would look a great deal better for your face is so thin....more
Today’s edition of Scicurious’ Friday Weird Science covers a study that proves beards provide considerable coverage from UV rays. While the level of protection varies based on several beard factors – length, thickness, amount of face covered – the results are still positive:
“What you can see here is the exposure ratio, after 1 hour in the sun with the face angled up to receive the light (described as horizontal, they did 1 hour at most angles, except for the 25ish degree angle, which had 2 hours of exposure)....more
Walter Green, the designer behind our beloved Write Like a Motherfucker mugs, graphically profiled Whiskey Waxing at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, a night dedicated to facial hair, in its multitudinous forms, appreciated by many-a-Bay Area folk....more
“Results suggest that facial hair is worn to enhance a man’s marriage prospects by increasing physical attractiveness and perception of social status. Men shave their mustaches, possibly to convey an impression of trustworthiness, when the marriage market is weak and women might fear sexual exploitation and desertion.”
I mean, they used a regression....more