It's so chic to have a hipster beard right now.  But, what if I told you that beard could be holding onto some pretty serious fecal matter?

A TV station in Albuquerque, New Mexico wanted to find out just how gross things are in men's beards.  They hired a lab to take swabs from different guys' facial hair and test them out.

They found that some of the beards were fine and safe, but some of them contained the same nasty FECAL BACTERIA you'd find in a dirty toilet.

I guess just having those germs in your beard won't make you sick.

But what if you touch your beard, then eat without washing your hands or you make out with one of these dudes!  That could put you at risk.  So be careful when you stroke your manly facial hair.

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