Friday, July 30, 2010

Beards and Happiness: A Twin study

Left: Rudimentary beard. Right: Complete beard.
Other members of the family, with no beard at all, are too depressed to be shown here.

The left-hand twin has an ENTICINGLY LARGE FOREHEAD but the Beard effect on happiness remains significant even after controlling for this confounding variable with the use of partial regression.

11 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

NO bias on part of the author, of course.
~

tigris said...

Still doing twin studies, eh? Do you continue to find that one sibling looks remarkably like the other?

H. Rumbold, Master Barber said...

c.f. Beards by Reginald Reynolds for an answer to the musical question "Does pogonotrophy correlate with hippophagy?" and why the holy roman catholic and apostolic church was cooler when they let priests wear beards (e.g. Italian Renaissance).

mikey said...

Wait, wait, hang on.

I'm looking at the picture and they BOTH have facial hair.

I think the one on the right is the gay one, so I'm gonna guess the one on the left with the 'enticingly large forehead' is the Beard...

Another Kiwi said...

Worst ZZ Top cover band evah!!

Jennifer said...

I expected to see a picture of Katie Holmes!

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

this isn't that kind of blog, Jennifer.

Kathleen said...

he still looks pretty cowardly to me

Smut Clyde said...

c.f. Beards by Reginald Reynolds
That's going on the gift registry.

merc said...

And no one mentions the ear thing.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

The guy on the right looks like William Ashbless.