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Beards: A Chronological Hairstory

Because man buns don't deserve all our attention.

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Early 19th Century—James "Grizzly" Adams

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In addition to having glorious facial hair, Adams named his bear Benjamin Franklin. Your argument is invalid.

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1860—Abraham Lincoln

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An 11-year-old girl wrote Lincoln a letter suggesting that he grow a beard for the presidential election. Days after the election, he did, and he became the first fully bearded president.

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