Now we reach the top 3. The winner of the bronze medal in my Top 10 Beards of All Time is:
Philosophers and deep thinkers need to have beards, everybody knows that. Well that goes right back to Socrates, who pioneered Western philosophy and did so with an awesome beard. From that point on the mold was set, and the entire Western world knew that philosophy and beards went hand in hand. Thank you Socrates, for being the father of thoughtful beard-stroking.
And now the two final names . . .
will wait until tomorrow.