They say growing a beard makes a guy look much cooler and more badass. Regardless of what the experts say, there’s no denying that rocking the beard has become more acceptable in today’s society.
If you’d look closely in the entertainment industry, for instance, you will find a growing number of bearded A-list actors in Hollywood. Facial hair has indeed reached popularity and acceptance these days – and that’s always a good thing.
Actually, a semi-annual competition celebrating beards and moustaches has been happening since the 1990s. Aptly called the World Beard and Moustache Championships, this contest has “turned growing and grooming into a high-class art form,” according to BoredPanda.
The competition for this year was recently held at Austin, Texas.
Photographer Greg Anderson attended the event and took portraits of the best entries.
Anderson later posted the photos on his social media page and it just immediately attracted a lot of attention. Besides, the entries are extremely wild and colorful!
Check out the photos below and see for yourself:
35 Photos from 2017 Bird Photographer of the Year You Don’t Want to Miss
Not only will you appreciate the art of photography, but also the beauty of these creatures.
Birds are among the creatures in the animal kingdom that has the ability to fly and soar up high. Interestingly, they’re also the most secretive and mysterious in all of species. Hence researchers find it a struggle to study them further. Still, they’re a living beauty in this world.
To promote these living beings, the British Trust for Ornithology is giving photographers a chance to be appreciated with their works. These are people who, in one way or another, have mastered the art of photography. The gist is to capture the most stunning yet gentle beauty of birds.
The competition is called Bird Photographer of the Year, which started back in 2015. Since then, it has received various entries from contestants around the world. It can’t be denied that this is one of the most celebrated competitions in the planet. And judging by the way it looks, its relevance in the industry will continue to bloom in the many years to come.
10 Excruciating Truths About Crucifixion of Christ From a Medical Standpoint
The pain goes beyond the nails and the wooden cross.
Torture has played a huge role in humanity’s existence since the archaic times. It’s often used as a form of punishment to either extract information or prevent the target from doing certain stuff. Over the course of years, torture has taken various forms in different cultures. Perhaps one of the most interesting – and most excruciating – is crucifixion. This was widely popularized by the Romans who used it to kill Jesus, the central figure of Christianity.
But believe it or not, the pain suffered by the crucified goes beyond the nails used. Something more takes place and in modern times, researchers have been trying to study the process that a victim’s body undergoes during this kind of torture.
From the physical to psychological, scientists are able to prove that there’s more to what most people believe happens during a crucifixion. And, in fact, the results are far more gruesome.
Australia Keeps Drivers Awake on Long, Boring Roads Using Trivia Signs
Other countries should give this a try, too!
Apart from drug and/or alcohol influence, boredom is usually the culprit behind many road accidents. Drivers tend to fall asleep while driving because of it. Perhaps they’re cruising a road that seems like forever and thus ends up feeling sleepy? Boredom continues to be one of the root causes of traffic-related deaths.
Interestingly, Australia acknowledges this threat and has since implemented a strategy that would at least help drivers stay awake. And how exactly does this strategy work? By installing trivia signs on roads, that is. The idea may sound funny to some but it’s actually working as intended.
It can’t be denied that Australia is among the countries in the world that has some equally epic, long roads. Take for instance the popular strip of tarmac between Caiguna and Balladonia. It doesn’t offer a single turn, not until it reaches 90 miles. This is just one of the longest roads in the globe so it can get really boring.
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