- Studies carried out in New Mexico reveal that some beards contain so much poo, they’re similar to toilets!
- John Golobic of Quest Diagnostics New Mexico swabbed a number of beards as part of the study. He revealed that while many beards contained normal bacteria, some had so much poo that, if it was a water system, it would have to be shut down for disinfecting.
- John noted that although the levels of poo found were insufficient to cause illness, the level of uncleanliness was disturbing.
- He added that the secret to a clean beard was thorough washing of the hands, regular scrubbing of the beard and keeping your hands away from your face as much as possible.
- On another note, pognophobia is the heightened fear of beards!