Scientists Find POOP In Beards!

Beards are a big deal these days. Where once they were the soul preserve of lumberjacks, sailors, bikers and Kenny Rogers, it seems you can’t go anywhere in this day and age without encountering large amounts of what the English comically call ‘face fungus’. Beards are very much the fashion of the moment for young men, and the so-called ‘urban lumberjack’ movement shows no sign of going away anytime soon.

But there’s something beard wearers might not know … and it’s pretty gross. Quest Diagnostics microbiolgist John Golobic decided to test just what lurked among the tangles of hair sprouting from a set of volunteers’ faces, and the results are, well, we’ll let this video explain …

Pretty nasty, huh? It turns out the germs in beards are the same ones found in fecal matter. OK, so the germs aren’t in sufficient quantities to make folks ill, but it’s still pretty horrible to think our bearded bros have that kid of stuff hanging around in there.

So what can you do if you’re a beardy guy who’s worried that he may be packing some poop down there? Well, the microbiologist suggets keeping your hands away from your beard as much as possible, frequently washing your hands and also washing your beard regularly.

Or you could just, y’know, have a shave. Just sayin’ …

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