According to a new study, men's beards are more likely to be filled with germs than DOG fur. And almost half of men have bacteria in their beards that could make someone sick. In the words of Ron Burgundy . . . "St. Damien's Beard"!
Professor Andreas Gutzeit, of Switzerland's Hirslanden Clinic, said: 'The researchers found a significantly higher bacterial load in specimens taken from the men's beards compared with the dogs' fur.' The study found all of the bearded men, aged from 18 to 76, showed high microbial counts, but only 23 out of 30 dogs had high counts. The remainder had moderate levels.