The Great Darwin Beard Challenge
February 12, 2009
Today marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin. To mark this most auspicious occasion, Kevin Zelnio, of Deep Sea News and The Other 95% fame, as well as my self, have entered into the Great Darwin Beard Challenge. The mission: from today, the birthday of Charles Darwin, until October 1st, the 150th anniversary of the publication of “Origin” we will see who can grow the most Darwin-esque beard. Huge, bold, bushy, Darwin’s beard is a symbol of the man himself. Never trust a man without a beard. But as good scientist, we must begin at an even baseline. And so, for the first time in many years, we have shaved off our beards! Behold with wonder the rarest of breeds, beardless marine biologists!