Richard Stutt of Cambridge University said the widespread use of face masks combined with physical distancing and minor lockdowns may help to manage the pandemic and re-open economic activity.
The facial hair may serve a similar function to a lion's mane, scientists believe.
Underwood announced that he's retiring, but some people on the internet were more interested in discussing his facial hair.
A CDC infographic shows which facial hairstyles may interfere with an N-95 face mask, but the internet also want to know about how they named each style.
The "heathen" was granted permission for the facial hair under new Army regulations.
There is a silver lining for the bearded folks: Young people are far more likely to dig facial hair.
Overall, men sporting heavy stubble were considered to be the hottest among women.