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Published:January 24th, 2009 15:16 EST

72-Year-Old Codger Shaves Bushy Eyebrows For Charity

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A 72-year-old man with eyebrows so long he brushed them each morning raised $1,600 for charity from people who paid to take turns trimming down his out-of-control brows. Some of the wiry hairs shorn from Burgher`s shaggy eyebrows measured more than three inches long because the former jeweler`s brows had never been trimmed before.

Burgher`s eyebrows were so long he used to brush them before leaving the house. But he agreed to have the overgrown brows tamed last week by members of the Bloomfield Rotary Club to raise money for a polio eradication campaign."

The Associated Press

Nature has a cruel sense of humor, when a guy starts losing his hair on top of his head, his hair in his ears, nose and eyebrows sprouts like weeds.

The 72-year-old codger probably doesn`t care what he looks like. But for the sake of those of us recoil at the sight of an aesthetic nightmare of bushy eyebrows, he should trim his unruly brows on a regular basis.

Thanks to this old goat old men all over the country will refuse to trim their unsightly brows unless they are paid a handsome reward.

Burgher should be glad I didn`t pay to take my turn to trim his eyebrows, I would have used a weed whacker.