UPDATE: Here’s The Questionable Proof That Your Beard Is Filled With Poop

It’s not just baseball players who should “fear the beard.”

It's not just baseball players who should "fear the beard."

Many credit Giants closer Brian Wilson‘s intimidating long, dark beard with helping the team win the 2010 World Series. The only trade-off? Brian’s face was covered in sh*t.

That’s the truth, according to a new study that reveals facial hair may be dirtier than the inside of a toilet… possibly even porta-potties… maybe even the ones at Coachella.

Microbiologists in New Mexico swabbed several beards in search of bacteria and, according to expert John Golobic of Quest Diagnostics, they discovered “the kind of things that you find in feces.” He adds that if the same organisms were found in a public water system, it would be shut down.

Golobic explains:

“I’m usually not surprised, and I was surprised by this. There would be a degree of uncleanliness that would be somewhat disturbing.”

What’s the best way to keep your bristles germ-free? Wash your hands on a regular basis and try not to twirl or touch your facial hair.

If you’re a guy with a beard, don’t stress too much about the news. It could be worse… You could be a girl who is dating a guy with a beard.


According to famous internet debunking website, Snopes.com, though, that poop business just isn’t true. Here are their findings.