Hipsters – listen up! Your beard is dirty.
In fact, according to a new study, beards contain just as much faecal matter as a toilet. KOAT 7 reports that a microbiologist made the shocking discovery in a New Mexico lab by analyzing swabs from beards under a microscope.
“I’m usually not surprised, and I was surprised by this,” said John Golobic with Quest Diagnostics.
While some beards had normal amounts of bacteria, others had enough to cause serious illness. Here are our takeaways:
- Ladies – make sure that beard is CLEAN before there’s an exchange of saliva, and ESPECIALLY if there’s anything going on downstairs.
- Gents – don’t be gross. Scrub a dub dub! If you’re strongly pro-beard, hand washing and a with beard scrubbing are encouraged to keep it clean.