Hello! Beards are awesome. There is no denying that a beard is the ultimate symbol, for men and women, of awesomeness. The most awesome and legendary of beards, is of course, that of Karl Marx. This is fact. Karl Marx's beard is also, although not fact but supported by strong evidence, believed to have had magical powers. [URL]http://library.thinkquest.org/CR0213641/marx.jpg[/URL] Exhibit A: Karl Marx's beard. I bring this up because today, walking past a building site; some, erm, 'person', left out a massive sheet of MDF leaning against a 'side support' which had a kind of opening with grating in it. This was on a walkway that went upwards on a steep slope, and therefore was quite high. It was windy, and this, combined with the open grating and the altitude, allowed the wind to sweep up the board and it hit me in the face and broke in half. Thats right. I broke a big sheet of MDF in half WITH MY FACE. It hurt. I subsequently went to the nurses office; and the nurse, who was very nice, on observing that the cuts I sustained were not too bad, remarked that :"I think your beard saved you". Another reason beards are awesome. Nobahar.