Are you ready to learn some amazing things that are associated with razor and shavers?
The man responsible for disposable razors survived the Great Chicago Fire
A cow kept by a certain Mrs. O’Leary kicked over a lantern. Two days later, four square miles of Chicago had gone up in flames, including the home of a man named King Camp Gillette. The fire prompted the Gillette family’s move to New York City, where King Camp Gillette hit the road as a traveling salesman. Gillette kept his eye open for a business opportunity and, around 1900, he found it.
Safety razors had been around for decades, but the need to re-sharpen the blade was costly and time-consuming. In 1905, Gillette created a highly profitable business model in which he sold his own patented safety razor for very little profit, but sold the easily replaceable steel blades.
Shaving dates back to prehistoric times
15,000 years ago sought the cool, refreshing feeling of a nicely shaved face as much as many of us seek it today, but whereas we would celebrate a shave with aftershave, our ancestors would engage in artistic activity. According to mental_floss, in the absence of razors, prehistoric man turned to the only solutions he knew of to lose an itchy beard, shaving with “clamshells, flint knives and even shark teeth.”
Shaving is the obligation on each college campus
Tah’s private Brigham Young University (BYU) is owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and students attending the school must adhere to its honor code, which includes not only abstinence from sex and drugs, but also observance of the grooming standards of the campus, one of which prohibits facial hair. In the event that a student can’t shave because of a skin allergy or some other verifiable reason, that student is issued a “beard card,” granting him the freedom to grow facial hair.Although the school’s honor code dates to 1949, the facial hair bylaw is believed to have been added in the 1960s, as the unwashed hippie movement took flight.
Do you know that beard hair is as tough as copper wire?
According to Gillette and other sources, dry beard hair and copper wire are indeed of equal strength (when of similar diameter). Trying to imagine drawing a razor over a face of copper wire is just awful. For this reason, sort of, companies like Gillette recommend using hot water prior to shaving. This has a twofold benefit: First, facial hair absorbs water, and it absorbs hot water significantly faster than cold water; and second, that water weakens the hair by as much as a third, making shaving so much easier, and the results, substantially better.
How long does the average man spends his life in shaving?
The last thing you didn’t know about shaving is how much of your time you’ll spend doing it. Assuming a guy begins shaving at around age 15 and he lives to the age of about 75, it’s (loosely) estimated that he will spend an aggregate of six months of his time here on earth facing the mirror with a razor in hand. Given six months, we guys can learn how to do anything in the world. Knowing we’ll spend five or six months shaving .