July 1, 1858

On July 1, 1858, a joint reading of Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace’s papers on evolution was given to the Linnean Society in London, England. They all agreed that the papers and research were well thought out and logical, but that Wallace’s beard was much more luxuriant and manly than Darwin’s. They believed that if such a thing was attractive to human females of a birth-giving age, that men with full, manly beards would overtime, outnumber men with less-manly beards.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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