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Before the advent of safety and electric razors, most men shaved with a straight razor. If you'd like to bring this grooming skill back from antiquity, all you need is an open razor, a damp cloth and some shaving cream. Here's how it's done.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Beards are so hot right now. But just like an outdated movie catch phrase, their time in the sun usually wanes. Throughout the centuries, the concept of facial hair as a fashion statement has rose and fallen in hirsute waves; dropping out of favour one decade and bristling back into prominence the next. This infographic charts the fascinating history and cultural/religious significance of the beard -- from 3100 BC to the present day.