The crocheted Dwarven Helm comes complete with beard, fabulousness

SadDaysCrochet is currently winning the Internet with the unbelievably awesome "Dwarven Helm" crochet she made, which she's shown modeling above, for her brother. And deservedly so — I think anybody could mercilessly hack their way through a troop of orcs as long as he/she was wielding a decently sharp axe and… »12/27/12 11:40am12/27/12 11:40am

Behold a “beard tax” token from the beard-hating days of Imperial Russia

Under the rule of Russian tsar and notorious beard-hater Peter the Great - which ran from 1682-1725 - men sporting facial hair were subjected to a beard tax that afforded them a token informing strangers that they were honest, tax-paying hairballs. As Erik Jensen explains in a 2003 article from the journal Tax Notes: »11/01/12 10:28am11/01/12 10:28am