Beards Evolved So Men Could Absorb a Punch to the Face?

Why do men grow beards? According to a new study in the journal “Integrative Organismal Biology”, some biologists believe beards evolved to help early men absorb a PUNCH TO THE FACE when they were fighting over food. The researchers found that a beard absorbs about 37% of the energy from a punch. And if you’re in “ZZ Top” you REALLY throw off the curve . . . your beard absorbs around 93.7% of the energy from a punch.