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  1. After his crimes were discovered, serial killer Marcel Petiot grew a beard and joined the police using the alias Captain Valeri. "Valeri" was assigned to find Petiot until someone recognized him, months later.

  2. In late 60s a group of imposters from Texas pretended to be the British rock band the Zombies and toured throughout the U.S to sold out shows. Two of those imposters (Dusty Hill and Frank Beard) would go on to form ZZ Top.

  3. The beard of Tutankhamun's golden mask fell off during the cleaning process in the Egyptian Museum in 2014. The workers used epoxy glue to reattach the beard, but since that was not the professional method and permanent damage was done to the mask they were prosecuted for this in 2016.

  4. Growing the beard" is the polar opposite of "Jumping the shark" and describes the moment a TV Series became awesome.

  5. Some non-redheaded men have red beards because they have one copy of the MC1R gene. Two copies would make them fully redheads

  6. The beard of Tutankhamun’s golden mask fell off during a cleaning process in the Egyptian Museum in 2014. The workers used epoxy glue to reattach the beard, but since it wasn’t the professional method and permanent damage had been done, they were prosecuted in 2016

  7. About cowboy bob, a female bank robber from Texas who wore a cowboy hat, a fake beard, boots a size too big, never harmed anyone in any of her robberies and evaded detection for as long as she did due to her disguise.

  8. A sailor who wishes to grow a beard in the Royal Navy has to submit a ‘permission to stop shaving’ form. He is then allowed two weeks to ‘grow a full set’ before he presents himself to the Master at Arms who will decide if his beard looks stupid or is respectably full enough to be permitted.

  9. A few weeks before Abraham Lincoln was elected president, 11 year old Grace Bedell sent Lincoln a letter encouraging him to grow a beard, writing, "All the ladies like whiskers and they would tease their husbands to vote for you..." By the time of his inauguration, Lincoln had a full beard.

  10. The pirate Hayreddin "Red beard" Barbarossa (1478-1546) was exiled from so many countries that he ended up starting his own country (Regency of Algiers) with the blessing of The Ottoman Empire which became present day Algeria, Tunisia and parts of Morocco.

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At the end of the 17th century in an attempt to modernize society, Russian Emperor Peter the Great taxed any men who didn't shave their beard. Those that paid the tax carried around a copper or bronze token as proof they had paid.

About Dewey Beard, the last Native American veteran of the 1876 Battle of Little Bighorn. In 1892, his family was killed by the US Army at the Wounded Knee Massacre, and he was shot. In 1942, the Department of War confiscated his land to form a firing range. He died in poverty in 1955.

About Marcel Petiot, who after being discovered as a serial killer, hid, grew a beard and adopted the name Henri Valeri. Under that name he joined the French Forces and even became a Captain. After a new search started for Marcel Petiot, Henri Valeri was among those who were drafted to find him.

Some non-redheaded men have red beards because they have one copy of the MC1R gene. Two copies would make them fully redheads

Researchers found that beards were only more attractive if they were uncommon. In a study, if researchers showed a single bearded man amongst many shaved men, the bearded person was ranked as more attractive. If shown amongst other bearded men, it lost its benefit.

Every US president with a beard has been a Republican.

Hans Steininger, a 16th century German Mayor of a small town, died by tripping on his beard. It was over 4 and a ½ feet long and he usually kept it tucked away in a pocket, but during a town fire he forgot to put it in and tripped on in it in the chaos, breaking his neck.

The only rank allowed to grow a beard in the British Army is the Pioneer Sergeant

In May 1830, four men armed with scissors and razors attacked a man in an attempt to shave his beard. The man fended off and wounded his attackers using a jackknife but was charged with “unprovoked assault” and spent more than a year in jail for refusing to pay a $10 fine.

The word "aptronym", used for a personal name aptly or peculiarly suited to its owner, and its opposite, "inaptronym". Examples of inaptronyms are Frank Beard, the only member of ZZ Top to not have a beard, and Donald Black, white supremacist.

Being Clean Shaven Was Popularized By Alexander The Great Because He Couldn't Grow A Proper Beard

The more likely a man can grow a beard, the greater the risk he will go bald.

A man was arrested for 'kidnapping' his own son, after neighbours didn't recognise him with his new beard

In 2010 a Kentucky man was beaten and forced at gunpoint to eat his own beard during a dispute over the price of a used riding lawnmower.

Amish men don't wear wedding rings. Instead they grow their beards out. A married man shaving his beard is like lying about his relationship status.

Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill of ZZ Top were once offered $1,000,000 to shave their beards for a Gillette ad, to which they both declined.

Male Billy Goats smell so bad because they urinate on their own head, beard, and front legs to smell more attractive to females during their mating season

Employees of Disney World and Disneyland were prohibited from having mustaches, beards and goatees for nearly 50 years until the ban was lifted in 2012. Soul patches are still banned.

The US hasn't had a bearded president since 1893.

Some men are getting "facial hair implants" because they can't grow full beards. Plastic surgeons say more men have been getting the surgery in recent years as beards have become trendier.

Every U.S. president with a beard has been a Republican

The diet of the Bearded Vulture is ~90% bones, allowing it to return to a carcass long after other scavengers have removed any soft tissues. Bones too large to swallow are dropped from great height to crack them into smaller pieces.

It has been 122 years since the United States of America has had a bearded President

King Tut's beard was broken off by museum workers, who glued it back on. The mistake wasn't discovered until months later.

In 1567,Hans Steininger, the man said to have the longest beard in the world, died after he tripped over his beard and broke his neck running away from a fire. He usually bundled up his beard in a leather pouch, but that day he hadn't.