Thursday, May 30, 2013

How to Grow a Beard, 1539

"Dear Past, Your discussion of facial hair is intriguing, but I am not sure that I can grow such an excellent beard. Can you help? Sincerely, Wanting to Woo with Whiskers." 

Try this: 
"To make hair and beard grow. Take honeybees in quantity and dry them in a basket by the fire, then make a powder of them, which you thin out with olive oil, and with this ointment, dab several times the place where you would like to have hair, and you will see miracles." 
          TraictĂ© nouveau, intitulĂ©, bastiment de receptes (1539)

Know what's even better than a beard? A beard made of bees. Ladies will go wild.


  1. Now we know what happened to all of the honeybees...Hair Club for Men got them.

  2. It's all Shit please don't kill honeybees and try it


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