Wait. Maybe not all of that is true, but I did have a completely fine shave. So fine that I forgot to buy shaving cream. I mean, I'm sure if I were bleeding profusely for hours after going sans cream I would have remembered. But I forgot, and the next day, I shaved the same way again. And it kept going that way until I realized that I hadn't used shaving cream for about two months.
And it makes sense if you look up what's in shaving cream and what it does:
Stearic acid - Attracts dirt and grease and is in soap.
Surfactants - Make your skin moist
Emulsifiers - Make your skin pliable
Glycerin - Makes skin supple
Know what else does all that? Soap and a steamy shower, right? Steam opens up your pores, and I'm pretty sure wetting your face in the shower gets it nice and wet. The act of massaging soap into your skin also works the skin and applies that stearic acid. Indeed, that's what early shaving cream was: sticks of soap that your barber (who presumably had a silly mustache and black, slicked, parted hair) would work into your face with brushes.
But even though it made sense, it was odd that I could suddenly live without something I used to use every day, almost without noticing. "I bet that would make a good Cracked list," I said to myself, but I didn't bother to reply (to myself). Anyway, I came up with four more examples while I was sexually exploding supermodels with my face.