Cap'n Jim

Weird Beard Tidbits!

Ahoy, Mateys! The Cap’n is here to talk about his favorite subject: the beard! What else did ye expect? Comparative Philosophy? The Cap’n only has one philosophy – the philosophy of the beard. And the Cap’n loves to hear himself expound on that particular subject. Okay, in general the Cap’n loves to hear himself expound….

Cap'n Jim

BEARDS — and World History!

Ahoy, Mateys! Now, mateys, ye might think that you are only making a personal statement when growing a beard. But, as it turns out, you’re also a product of your time. Researchers have identified four distinct beard periods in world history: Shaving didn’t actually become the norm until Alexander, the Great (356 BC – 323…

Cap'n Jim

The History of the Beard!

Ahoy, Mateys! Let’s talk about our favorite asset — our facial hair! Why do we have it? How did it come about? Charles Darwin thought there was an evolutionary explanation. He thought beards played a role in sexual selection — the lasses prefer their pirates with some facial hair. Modern evolutionary psychologists have confirmed that….