Man Who Started Growing Beard After 9/11 Shaves Beard


Yesterday was a very special day for two people in particular. The first was Gary Weddle, a 50-year-old Oregonian teacher who, for reasons that aren’t entirely clear to us, vowed after 9/11 not to shave until Osama bin Laden was dead or captured. Over nine years passed until last night, when, minutes after hearing of bin Laden’s death, he finally shaved the long, graying beard that had, ironically, made him kind of look like bin Laden. (The second person is Weddle’s wife, because that beard was gross.) [Daily Astorian]