The Beardiest Beard of Them All.

Hans Steininger, a 16th-century burgomaster of Braunau am Inn had a beard which has survived him for many a century. Why? Because, unfortunately, it was the cause of his death. You can read all about it at Atlas Obscura.


  1. Onamission5 says

    Having awakened in the night to the troubling sensation of being attempted-murderized by my own hair on multiple occasions, the poor unlucky bastard has my sympathies.

  2. kestrel says

    Eek. A cautionary tale indeed!

    @Onamission5 #1: yeah… been there, done that… now I keep my hair pinned to the top of my head at night to avoid killing myself.

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