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Darwin’s birthday is here, and it’s time we celebrated his other great accomplishment: a truly historic beard. A secondary sex characteristic in male humans, and a secondary magnum opus, Darwin achieved a beard that outstripped the facial hair of many of his peers.
Reportedly Darwin’s extensive pogonotrophy even helped earn him a coveted spot on currency; according to the BBC, the detailed curving and hatched lines of the beard make the design especially difficult to counterfeit. So there – beards making your £10 notes safer. Beards are also known to protect their wearers from a variety of environmental hazards, perhaps making the glamorously non-glabrous the fittest for survival! In celebration of Darwin’s ample whiskers, we’ve collected some of the greatest beard-related crafts the internet has to offer.
2. Cross-Stitch Beard
A great beard is a work of art, but rarely gets a frame. Not so with Craftser user flamgirlant’s cross stitch beard!
3. Beer Can Beard
Beer looking like it could use some scruff? ArmsAndInk has the ideal solution: The "Beerd" Can Beard Cozy.
5. Woolly Beard
Want to rock the Darwin look yourself? Wool is the natural selection for a false beard with the cuddly-yet-austere look. Tikkido has wonderful photos to show you how!
6. Elastic & Fleece Beard
For a comfy beard you can slip on any time, WhileWearingHeels can show you how to make a fluffy beard that’s equipped with elastic to perfectly fit your noggin.
9. Beard Bandana (Beardana?)
Pick up an instant beard with a Beard Bandana from AdageScreenPrinting!