The Cutting Edge of Razors


The Cutting Edge of Razors

Illustration: Cleon Dsouza


he earliest humans kept all their body hair, since they hadn’t discovered clothes yet.
Once ice age passed and the embarrassment kicked in, clothes became a must and facial hair a liability, as water would collect on the strands and increase the chance of beard bro getting a pretty bad frostbite.

At the time, a pretty bad frostbite, along with almost everything else, would lead to a violent death. So humans figured it was probably time they started shaving excess hair. Since they hadn’t yet considered that a wheel might be useful thing, they had to resort to some primitive techniques. They used clamshells as tweezers to yank out whatever excess hair they could find.