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Bearded Lady

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Bearded ladies are women who, because of hormones, can grow beards. The longest female beard on record belongs to Vivian Wheeler and is 11 inches long. Books that feature bearded ladies include Shakespeare's “Macbeth" and Lemony Snicket's “A Series of Unfortunate Events."

  1. 1. Who wrote about bearded women?
    1. a. William Blake
    2. b. Nicholas Sparks
    3. c. Shakespeare
  2. 2. How long was the longest female beard?
    1. a. 10 inches
    2. b. 12 inches
    3. c. 11 inches
  3. 3. Why can bearded ladies grow bears?
    1. a. Hormones
    2. b. They're really men
    3. c. Fake bears