According to a new study, beards contain just as much fecal matter as a toilet. KOAT 7 reports that after swabbing a number of beards, a New Mexico microbiologist made the shocking discovery.
“I’m usually not surprised, and I was surprised by this,” said John Golobic with Quest Diagnostics.
While some beards had normal amounts of bacteria, others had enough to cause serious illness.
If you’re strongly pro-beard, hand washing and a through beard scrubbing are encouraged to keep it clean.