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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Have We Reached Peak Beard?

Posted by Paul Constant on Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 2:14 PM

Frankly, I'm getting a little sick of seeing beards everywhere. So I was thrilled to learn today that science is ready to back up my beard-fatigue, according to a story by BBC science reporter James Morgan:

The ebb and flow of men's beard fashions may be guided by Darwinian selection, according to a new study.

The more beards there are, the less attractive they become - giving clean-shaven men a competitive advantage, say scientists in Sydney, Australia.

When "peak beard" frequency is reached, the pendulum swings back toward lesser-bristled chins - a trend we may be witnessing now, the scientists say.

I mean, obviously trends come and go, and facial hair is no different. But it seems like beards have been booming for a long time now, soooo... what do you think?

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