Tuesday’s Top 10: Facts About Shaving

I don’t shave very much, now that I don’t have a real job. Mostly because it’s kind of a bother, but also because I have a sensitive face.

Did I mention I’m a huge wuss?

I feel bad for my buddies who have to shave every day, and for you poor girls who have so many more square inches to shave than we do. So I spent wasted some time on the internet looking up interesting facts on shaving. Read on – thanks to this website you won’t be disappointed:

1 – It is estimated that a man will shave at least 20,000 times in his lifetime.

2 – While shaving, a person removes about as much skin as hair.

3 – The average person has about 615 hairs per square centimeter.

4 – Men’s facial hair grows at a rate of approximately half an inch per month (6 inches per year).

5 – For men, it would take roughly 16 years of shaving to collect together one pound of hair clippings.

6 – Peter the Great of Russia imposed a tax on beards, which was collected at every town gate.

7 – Nearly 70% of American women prefer a clean-shaven man.

8 – 10 feet the length of the longest mustache on record grown by Birger Pellas of Sweden.

9 – 17.5 feet the length of the longest beard on record grown by Hans Langseth of Norway.

10 – Pseudofolliculitisbarbae is the the medical term for razor burn.

So which of these is your favorite shaving fact, and what do you think about it? For that matter, what do you think about shaving in general?

11 Replies to “Tuesday’s Top 10: Facts About Shaving”

  1. Those Scandinavians sure know how to grow some facial hair. You just reminded me of a funny story that I will probably write about now. I’ll link back to this, your self-proclaimed “dumbest one yet.” I liked it :-)

  2. I hate shaving. It’s such a nuisance! Growing a beard is always a nice break from the task.

  3. I am part of the 30% of women who don’t prefer a clean-shaven man. Stubble irritates my skin much more than full growth. Back hair, though…I can’t handle that.

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