Posts Tagged: beards

Great Moments in Historical Cuteness

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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, […]

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Beards Can Double As A Form Of Sunscreen

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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 […]

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Books and Beards

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The Silver Lake Public Library in Los Angeles will host a facial hair competition on December 20th.  The event, which is free to enter, will feature Jack Passion, author of The Facial Hair Handbook and reigning champion of the World Beard and Mustache Championships. “The new event, which joins an increasingly crowded calendar of facial-hair […]

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A Night of Facial Hair

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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. Check out the whiskey-waxing diagram that explains the shaping that went down, or the diversity of […]

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If Science Says Facial Hair Is Sexy, It’s Sexy

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“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.” — A new study shows that facial hair […]

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Morning Coffee

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I don’t know if anyone has noticed this yet, but it is Autumn. The bitter lapse into everyday life. Wayne Levin’s haunting underwater photography. How to convert old factory buildings into rad Spanish art musuems. Impromtu musical from Improv Everywhere. (warning, german text!) Gerry Canavan points us to UFO 54-40, the only Choose-Your-Own-Adventure novel with […]

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