Here’s a question you probably haven’t considered before: Why do dwarves always seem to have beards?
From the classic animated dwarves in Disney’s “Snow White” to those dreamed up by J.R.R. Tolkien in “The Hobbit,” dwarves seem to always, always have copious amounts of facial hair.
But why? Is this a requirement for being a dwarf? Do dwarves maintain their beards because of peer pressure? Or is there some deeper significance?
Well, the internet has an answer. And it’s pretty clever:
And speaking of Tolkien, at least commenter thought he would surely agree with this theory:
Don’t forget about those Artemis Fowl dwarves, you guys:
And one person pointed out another obvious use for beards:
These aren’t just tiny little stubbly beards we’re talking about here, people:
This whole beard idea inspired someone to share another pretty brilliant dwarf theory:
But also raised a really important question about another mystical creature:
Well, I don’t know about you, but I certainly feel more knowledgeable about dwarves than I did a few minutes ago. Now if only someone could solve the mystery of why unicorns evolved to have a single horn, I’d be satisfied.
Who are your favorite dwarves in pop culture?
Let us know in the comments!