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Vikings were onto something!

In a recent study co-authored by University of Utah professor David Carrier, it has been suggested that beards can provide more than just a good look. They actually may be able to provide protection in a fight! The study has garnered enough attention to be awarded a 2021 Ig Nobel Peace Prize. First awarded in 1991, Ig Nobel Prizes, presented by Marc Abrahams of the science humor magazine Annals of Improbable Research, are intended to celebrate science that "first make people laugh, and then make them think." This study definitely makes you think, and encourages you to keep growing that protective Mane! https://www.ksl.com/article/50239287/did-beards-evolve-to-protect-men-from-punches-heres-what-u-of-u-researchers-discovered

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CDC Beard Poster

As we all are living in a very unusual time these days, with the threat of the coronavirus spreading, the eternal question is whether to wear a mask or not, and whether to wear a beard or not. If you do have a beard, and are thinking about shaving it because of this CDC issued info graphic, please consider the facts surrounding our current situation, and the poster itself. This article, by ScienceAlert.com is very informative about both. https://www.sciencealert.com/no-the-cdc-is-not-telling-people-to-shave-to-avoid-covid-19 "Whoever dug the poster up must have missed the actual current coronavirus advice regarding respiratory protection, in which the "CDC does not recommend the routine use of respirators outside of workplace settings (in the community)"." So don't shave that beard just yet, unless of course you're...

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