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π Amanda BEARD is the holder of the world record for the 200m breaststroke.

π The King's BEARD is a 2002 animated family film written and directed by Tony Collingwood.

π The longest beard grown by a female belongs to Vivian Wheeler of Wood River, Illinois, USA, grew a full beard after the death of her mother in 1990. The longest strand from the follicle to the tip of hair was measured at 27.9 cm (11 in) in 2000. Source:ukhairdressers.com

π Most commonly thought of as side-show attractions, BEARDED ladies are usually subject to a medical condition such as a hormonal imbalance or hypertrichosis.

π Wikipedia has 30 pages of entries related to FACIAL HAIR.

π The average beard grows 14 cm in a year, and in an average lifespan, a clean-shaven man will trim off nearly 3.5 kg of whisker hair. Source:ukhairdressers.com

π Beards in History."The Grecian beard was curly; the Roman, trimmed; but in the Roman Empire shaving became general about 450 B.C., partly for greater safety in close combat, not to be grasped by the beard. When Pope Leo III shaved, in 795, the Roman Catholic clergy followed his practice, and still generally do." [Shipley, p.28] Source: Online Etymology Dictionary 

π Mustache Etymology: 1585, from Fr. from It. moustache,mostaccio, from Medieval Gk. moustakion, dim. of Doric mystax (gen. mystakos) "upper lip, mustache," related to mastax "jaws, mouth," lit. "that with which one chews," from PIE base *mnto- "mouth" (see mouth). Borrowed earlier (1551) as mostacchi, from the It. word or its Sp. derivative mostacho. Source: Online Etymology Dictionary

π Celebrity 'Stache: Tom Selleck shaved off his trademark mustache for the 1997 film In & Out. Source: Tom Selleck Day

π According to the Answers.Com Dictionary, 'sideburns' originated in 1887; and the name comes from Union Army General Ambrose Burnside who wore that style of facial hair.

π  Back in 1997, Shamsher Singh of Punjab, India, had his beard officially measured at an impressive 1.83 m (6 ft) from the end of chin to the tip. This is the longest beard on a living male. Source:ukhairdressers.com

π The longest beard ever was grown by Hans Langseth of Norway, whose whiskers stretched an incredible 5.33 m (17 6 in) when measured upon his death in Kensett, Iowa, in 1927. The beard was presented to the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, in 1967. Source:ukhairdressers.com

π Beard Etymology: "O.E. beard "beard," from W.Gmc. *barthaz (cf. M.Du. baert, Ger. bart), seemingly from PIE *bhar-dha "beard" (cf. O.C.S. brada, Lith. barzda, and perhaps L. barba "beard"). The verb is from M.E. phrase rennen in berd "oppose openly," on the same notion as modern slang get in (someone's) face." Source: Online Etymology Dictionary 

π  The Beard Company has nothing to do with facial hair. From its inception in 1921, this company has been involved with oil and gas exploration, hazardous waste disposal, coal reclamation, carbon dioxide production, and more.

π By The Beard of Zeus is a one-woman-operated online store based in Seattle, Washington which sells apparel, jewelry, handbags, and more. Some items have been featured in teen fashion magazines N.E.E.T. and BUST.

π A play titled, "The Beard" was written by Michael McClure and was first acted in 1965.

 

 

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