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QUIZ: How well do you know beards? It's the ultimate beard quiz

Put your knowledge to the test.

BEARDS HAVE HAD a major resurgence over the last few years.

No longer are they the preserve of middle-aged men – hipsters love them, young fellas are growing them, and women and men are loving them.

But can you tell Gordon D’Arcy’s beard from Santa’s? Do you know how long it takes the average man to grow a beard?

Put your beard knowledge to the test with our quiz.

Beard growth rate is genetic. True or false?
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True
False
In which ancient culture did kings and queens sometimes wear metal false beards, called 'postiches'?
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The Roman Empire
Ancient Egypt

Ancient Greece
Medieval Ireland
What was it said to have been dishonourable for an Irish or Scottish Celt to do?
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Grow a beard over two inches long
Plait their beard

Have no facial hair
Which one of these is NOT a style of 20th century beard?
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Verdi
Van Dyke

Bachian
What is a 'hulihee'?
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'A clean-shaven chin with fat chops connected at the moustache.'
'A tuft of hair grown on the chin, sometimes resembling a billy goat's.'

'A large, long beard, connected by sideburns, that flares outward in width at the bottom, without a mustache.'
Which animal sometimes urinates on its own beard as 'marking behaviour'?
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A bearded saki
A goat

A bearded dragon
Why do some men have a red beard, even if they don't have red hair?
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Because one of their grandparents had red hair.
Because of a mutation in the MC1R gene.

Because of an extra chromosome, called X4
Which kids' TV show did the owner of this beard feature in?
Hey, Arnold!
The Animaniacs

Round the Twist
What length did the world's longest beard get to?
25 feet
13 feet

17 feet
Which Irishman owns this beard?
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Graham Norton
Gordon D'Arcy

Michael Fassbender
Which bearded politician said this on Twitter?
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Gerry Adams
James Reilly

Luke 'Ming' Flanagan
Finally, an easy one: Which of these great beards has been on their owner's face the longest?
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Answer all the questions to see your result!
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You scored out of !
Daniel Bryan
You know everything there is to know about famous beards and their owners. You probably have a beard yourself.
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I'm a hipster
You know quite a bit about beards - though you could do better. Still, well done.
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You scored out of !
I'm Prince Harry
You know a bit about beards, but not enough. Time to brush up on your knowledge.
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You scored out of !
I'm Justin Bieber
You know very little about beards. Shame, really.
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