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Teacher Grew Beard for 10 Years Till Bin Laden Killed

When he heard about Osama's death, he says, "I spent my first five minutes crying and then I couldn't get it off fast enough."

On Sunday night, for the first time in 10 years, 50-year-old middle school science teacher Gary Weddle shaved his beard. The Washington state resident was so affected by the events of 9/11 that in the aftermath, he forgot to shave for a week. He then vowed he wouldn't shave until Osama Bin Laden was either killed or captured. Weddle told the Capital News that after he heard about Bin Laden's death, "I spent my first five minutes crying and then I couldn't get it off fast enough."

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A teacher argues for the expansion of No-shave November.\n

An untrimmed mustache is a despicable thing. I know this because I am an American, and because it's the rules. Mostly these are the unspoken, unwritten rules of culture that everyone grows into, but sometimes they are right there in black and white.

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