Here at The Rock we take pride in a big 'ol bushy beard. But a new study has shed light on some stinking news...
Nearly 50% of men's beards are full of shit. LITERALLY.
The study, conducted by Fragrance Direct and Manchester Metropolitan University, took swabs from beards all around the UK to come to the grim, grim discovery.
Most participants said they do, in fact, clean their beards as much as possible, yet the results still turned over how unhygienic the beard really is.
A whopping 47% of participant's beard contained the micro-organism 'Enterococcus spp', which in easy-to-understand language means poo cells. Their beards are full of poo cells. Faecal matter.
The worst part about these results is that it's not just long beards, it's beards of any length, so nobody is safe.
How does this happen you might ask? Well, the same study also found that around 60% of men don't bother to wash their hands after going to the bathroom. Ya dirty bastards!?
A rep from the study has given this advice for those wanting to keep their beards in good knick and nice and clean:
"Everyone knows to shampoo their hair, but beards need some attention, too. Men should use beard shampoo when they shower, along with conditioner afterwards."
Well, you heard them. Better get scrubbing team!