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Four Things You Didn't Know About Facial Stubble

by Tommy Fox

It has become a lot more acceptable for guys to show up to work with scruff on their face. So if you skipped shaving this morning, you’re not alone. Not only that, but mustaches have become a new fad among teens. I have seen way to many of those weird sunglasses with mustaches dangling from them. What is up with that?

 Anyways, if you are embracing the scruff, I have found three interesting but useless facts about stubble that you have probably never heard.

1)    The average guy spends 140 days of their life getting rid of it- That is just under 5 months and that would be if you have to shave before work every day. Obviously growing a beard or only shaving twice a week would cut into that give you more FREE TIME.

2)    Stubble makes you more attractive because it strengthens your jawline- how many of you have noticed this but never thought about it?

However, guys who have round faces or a weak jaw tend to look better with facial hair, because it ENHANCES their bone structure.

BUT full beards don’t always do that, because they can get just a little too busy so the jaw line gets lost.

3)    The term “Five O’clock Shadow” was originally a reference to tea time.- The common misconception is that it refers to the end of a 9-to-5 work day. But it’s actually a term from the 1930’s ad campaign by the Gem Safety Razor Company

This is because back then, it was considered uncivilized to have scruff on your face when you sat down for a “high tea” at five o’clock. So the ad slogan was, “Goodbye, five o’clock shadow”

4)    AND -Apparently a recent study found that women think men who have gone 10 days without shaving are super SEXY.

If I were to grow a sweet beard I would definitely try and hide food in their or braid it.  Or try out for a beard competition.