Campaigners say ‘dirty beards’ research has whiff of pogonophobia

For the record I’d like to make it clear that there is no poo in my beard, not even sham poo. Geddit?

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The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has said that research by John Golobic of Quest in New Mexico, widely publicised over the weekend, which purports to demonstrate that beards contain ‘poo’ has a whiff of pogonphobia about it.

The research took swabs from people’s beards which analysis showed contained faecal matter

The campaigners say it is unclear why Mr Golobic carried out the research or what his sample was. It is also unclear why he did not take swabs from people’s hair and their hands which in some cases might also have traces of dirt.

BLF Organiser Keith Flett said of course people should keep their beards shampooed, washed and clean and there are numerous beard health preparations on the market. However the ‘dirty…

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3 Responses to “Campaigners say ‘dirty beards’ research has whiff of pogonophobia”

  1. We all love to suds up in a daily wash. What a privilege to be able to sing in a steamy hot shower. Albuquerque in New Mexico may lack the facilities for this privilege. To be clean is not rocket science.

  2. Anton Garrett Says:

    Clearly birds have been nesting in some beards.

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