That bushy love ain’t gonna last too long!
Sorry boys! This isn’t our claim, but this is according to a proven study that was recently conducted. And apparently, all the guys who participated in the study had a higher microbial count than dogs! (That’s why I love dogs more, not kidding!)
I know how much you men love to keep that bushy mess, and why not? It does make you all look nice and everything, but what about the hygiene part of it? Forget about that ‘babyface after shave look’ tension for later.
Let’s get down to real business first, researchers at the Hirslanden Clinic near Zurich, Switzerland aimed at a study that wanted to determine if evaluating humans and dogs in the same MRI scanner would be safe and hygienic or not. This was the initial aim of the study (dear men, this really wasn’t about you)
So when the study commenced, the researchers did so by comparing the bacterial load in colony-forming units (CFU) of human pathogenic microorganisms in specimens taken from 18 bearded men and 30 furry babies.
Also, the researchers went ahead to compare the level of bacterial contamination in the MRI scanners used by the dogs and the humans, with the other two MRI scanners used exclusively by humans only. And it turns out that our dear handsome hunks (I meant the men, this time) had a higher score in microbial counts compared to 23 out of 30 furry babies.
Not to mention, seven among these men had so much hidden bacteria in their beard that they were a second away from falling sick, and I’m not making this up, this was pointed out by BBC. (Guys you seriously need to up your hygiene game!)
This research just keeps getting better as you go on reading because it also proves that the scanner that was used jointly by the bushy boys and furry babies had lesser bacteria than the scanners that were used by the bushy boys alone.
“On the basis of these findings, dogs can be considered as clean, compared with bearded men,” says research author Andreas Gutzeit while he spoke to the BBC. Dear Mr. Gutzeit, I can assure you one thing, every broken heart dog lover girl is sending all her love to you!
This crazy study was published early this year in February, but you know how some good things take time to go viral. Maybe this was one of them.
But then there are few men, for whom their beard babies are more precious than life itself and they aren’t too happy about this weak beard game that is trending. Keith Flett, the founder of the pro-hirsute Beard Liberation Front, cast a doubt remark on this study to the Daily Mail.
“I think it’s possible to find all sorts of unpleasant things if you took swabs from people’s hair and hands and then tested them,” he quoted and adds saying, “I don’t believe that beards in themselves are unhygienic. There seems to be a constant stream of negative stories about beards that suggest it’s more about pogonophobia than anything else.”
Your comment on this sad beard game is absolutely justified because I know someone who absolutely loves his beard. And in a little act of justification (trying not to get in trouble) this study came up with results like these maybe because, dogs are animals (I love them more than babies though) and they are created in a way that they can take care of themselves and maintain their hygiene in levels that won’t make them fall sick.
While men, on the other hand, being humans, we are exposed to heavier work routines and end up sweating which becomes like a breeding ground for germs, if not cleaned and washed properly. Keeping ourselves clean is our own role-play that has gotta keep up with the beard game going strong.
So dear men, it is okay that this research said a lot of things that didn’t make you too happy, but don’t worry, we have you covered with our amazing story on how to maintain that bushy glory!