How Does Superman Shave His Beard?

I’m a huge fan of silly hypotheticals. Today, I found a couple of cool videos of experts theorizing how they think Superman shaves his beard.

I’d never considered that Superman’s beard would be made of anything other than normal hair. But I sure should’ve. After all, he’s not human. Every part of him is tough and rough and harder than steel. The hair on his head and body is undoubtedly coarser than our own hair.

But we know from comic books and movies that he has grown a full beard, so the question is raised, “How does he shave?” See some highly inventive answers from a few experts below:

Here’s Bill Nye’s answer:


Comic Book Expert Kevin Smith’s answer:


And the Mythbusters guys’ answer:


Do you have a better theory? If so, leave it in the form below and I’ll post my favorite theory on the homepage.

24 Comments on How Does Superman Shave His Beard?

  1. purple bird // May 28, 2013 at 12:14 pm // Reply

    Yikes! What happened to Bill Nye? He got old! #Peechtival!

  2. Darth Batman // May 28, 2013 at 2:05 pm // Reply

    Yes. He uses his heat vision, reflects it off a mirror toward his beard, and the problemo is solved.

    • Percy Jackson // May 28, 2013 at 11:02 pm // Reply

      Would he not be impervious to his own heat vision?

      • Darth Batman // May 29, 2013 at 1:55 pm //

        OK, then. In every Superman story, his parents send him on a rocket to Earth. Surviving that galactic journey, it must be very strong. So when Superman shaves, he simply knocks off a shard, and he shaves like a human. What can hurt a person from Krypton? Something made in Krypton.

    • Yellow Bird // May 30, 2013 at 6:32 am // Reply

      Superman is actually never grows a beard in any comics because he has no need to it doesn’t grow on earth.

      • purple bird // May 30, 2013 at 6:33 am //

        That makes sense! Peechtival!

      • purple bird // June 6, 2013 at 8:09 pm //

        Hey! I didn’t write that reply!!! You just replied to yourself one minute after you posted that comment!!!! This is an outrage!!!!!!! “Peechtival®” is a registered trademark, ya know!!!!!!!!!!!! #PEECHTIVAL®!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. OK!?!?

  4. cheesebuger123 // May 31, 2013 at 1:16 pm // Reply

    here’s my answer razor and shaving cream

  5. Percy Jackson // June 1, 2013 at 2:52 pm // Reply

    Jamie and Adam from Mythbusters also answered this question.

  6. Grammar Nazi // June 1, 2013 at 4:43 pm // Reply

    Steal not still

  7. cheesebuger123 // June 1, 2013 at 7:49 pm // Reply

    HEY PEOPLE , heres my answer can of shaving cream and a razor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. He does not have a beard.I saw it on a cartoon of him .I like him when I an in Pre-School.

  9. He goes to Chuck Norris for help. IT”S SO SIMPLE!!!


  11. It’s kind of impossible for him to shave with his heat vision and a mirror because wouldn’t his “lasers” go right through the mirror?

  12. Easy. If it`s the sun that makes him powerful and invulnerable, he just goes somewhere without the sun.

  13. ninjapies44 // July 11, 2013 at 3:55 pm // Reply

    Superman Could Just Use a Light Saber.
    Or lava.

  14. i like kevin smiths theory. ishkabibble

  15. duh he doesn’t have a beard it’s so TUBULAR!!!!!!!!!!

  16. risks are great // June 14, 2014 at 12:26 pm // Reply


  17. @CoolKid101 // July 12, 2014 at 8:48 pm // Reply

    The video isn’t working, I click on the link, and all that happens is some gray snow/fuzz, and it says ‘This video is private’. Any ideas? Please fix it soon.

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