It looks like another weird internet thing might be coming back into the spotlight. And this one, well, it’s a bit wild (pun very much intended). Dear Pandas, meet… the monkey tail beard. Also known as the cat tail, this beard style is both bold and utterly bizarre. But nobody can deny that it’s eye-catching and definitely deserves to be shown off in the zoo that is the internet.

Scroll down to check out some of the best/worst examples of guys ever having sported the monkey tail beard, collected by Bored Panda, and be sure to let us know which ones you loved/hated the most and why.

I feel like this deserves a warning: don’t try this at home, folks. But if you do... (and some part of me hopes that some of our readers are brave and fun enough for this), send us photos of your magnificent beards! I’d do the same, but I was born in the year of the monkey, so I do enough monkeying around as it is.

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SirPatTheCat
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1 month ago

Imo this one works better than the others because of his "that one crazy history teacher" vibes

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Holly Allen
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1 month ago

I mean it's not terrible

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Holly Allen
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1 month ago

Lemur tail!

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It’s not the first time that the world has seen the great/awful beard style appear online. The monkey tail beard made chunky splashes on the net in 2012, 2013, 2016, 2019, and a bit in mid-2020. We just hope that this style doesn’t spread too wide: it might be quirky and fun, but can you imagine people showing up to work like this?

One of the most famous people associated with the monkey tail beard style is Mike Fiers, the pitcher of the Oakland Athletics. The internet (and Twitter in particular) went absolutely wild over this in the Fall of 2019, sparking a whole lot of memes and fascination.

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ADHORTATOR
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1 month ago

ok, this is art

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Mangelo Il Fumatori
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1 month ago

"I make this look good."

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Kel Gal
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1 month ago

Monkey tail with flair!

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The A’s, who have a wonderful sense of humor, actually put Fiers’ beard on their face masks in the Summer of 2020 and proudly showed it off to everyone. A’s manager Bob Melvin also wore one of the items showing the swirly beard. There had been rumors that Fiers himself may have given the items to his teammates.

What do you think about the monkey tail beard, dear Pandas? Do you love it? Hate it? Is this something that you’d sport for fun or even to the office once the lockdown regulations loosen? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section below.

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Anthony Goldstein (female)
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1 month ago

I actually quite like the way a lot of these look.

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Michael Green
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1 month ago

This one works.

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Popcorn Colonel
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1 month ago

This guy's hair thou... It looks great!

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Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
1 month ago

A little more creativity

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Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
1 month ago

I am looking at myself looking at me..

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Andrew Gibb
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1 month ago

King Julian

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Carlos Latorre Flores
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1 month ago

Looks good with the haircut!!

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Karin
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1 month ago

I love that it twirls up at the end!

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Michael Green
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1 month ago

You, Sir, are bold...letting that Pink Panther sit on your face.

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Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
1 month ago

You can stare??

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Suzanne Clark
Community Member
1 month ago

Ugh, just no.

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Zoe's Mom
Community Member
1 month ago

He wears it well.

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James T
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1 month ago

BaNaNaGrAMs

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OpalTheRainwing
Community Member
1 month ago

He looks like he regrets it XDD

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Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
1 month ago

Is that Dad?

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Slune
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1 month ago

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Stupid all over

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Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
1 month ago

Looks like his young daughter was playing with the scissors last night

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MERCI LANGSTON
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1 month ago

As I scroll through all of these It is kind of making me agitated for some reason.

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Mangelo Il Fumatori
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1 month ago

I wonder if Aaron Rodgers (the Green Bay Packers quarterback and wearer of interesting facial hair styles) has ever had a monkey tail beard.

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Aliquid A
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1 month ago

should have let it keep going up and around the top of the head, spiraling to the top of the opposite ear.

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Abhainn
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1 month ago

lookin a lil rough there, pal

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Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
1 month ago

It goes all the way.. quite well

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AALIYAH UMOREN
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1 month ago

woow that is so pretty

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Cybele Spanjaard
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1 month ago

Scruffy mo

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