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Glorious Sideburns of the Scientific World

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Since launching the Stuff to Blow Your Mind YouTube channel, we've garnered some interesting viewer comments. Most folks are fascinated by such topics as 3D printing and human perceptions of death. Others have marveled at my shamanistic choice in men's clothing, while a few are kind of stuck on my sideburns.

"Dat sideburn is distracting," vented one viewer while another simply stated that "the sideburns have to go."

And yet, gentle reader, I cannot. For you see this isn't just about me and the hair that grows out of my face. This is about a rich tradition of siders and science. Allow me to present a few specimens of note...

About the Author: Robert Lamb is a senior writer and host at HowStuffWorks, where he co-hosts Stuff to Blow Your Mind. An avid science enthusiast, he boasts a deep love for monsters and a hankering for electronic music.