Showcasing pictures some of the coolest entires in this years National Beard and Moustache Championships, now in their 5th year. These superb photographs of contestants were captured by Greg Anderson.
We’ve selected 20 of our personal favourite beards and moustaches from Gregs photos to showcase here with you along with some fun facts about moustaches and beards. Enjoy folks!
In a deck of cards the King of Hearts is the only king without a mustache.
Beards…..the single most manly, and great thing a man can do. To have a beard is to be a true man. If you have a beard, show it off proudly, and enjoy the satisfaction of the envy in the eyes of people around you who don’t have beards. If you don’t have a beard, grow one.
If you cant grow one and your not past puberty yet, hold out my young friend, your time will come.
If you don’t have a beard and your past puberty, go get that sex change you know you need.
A beard can in fact be made into a compass…by sprinkling metal shavings into it and slightly dampening it.
Beards have been regarded as emblems of wisdom: Philosophers were always bearded (Socrates, Marcus Aurelius, Hadrian, Shakespeare).
“Lose your beard,” it was said, “ and you lose your soul.”
Members of the rock trio ZZ Top are known for their facial hair, but only two of the three main band members sport beards.
The third, who is mustachioed, is Frank Beard.
The average man with a moustache touches it 760 times a day.
The oldest recorded mustache dates back to at around 300 B.C.
Shaving uses up a total of 5 months of a man’s life if he starts at the age of 14.
Average human hair grows at a rate of 0.014 inches a day, or about 5 or 6 inches a year.
Not only are men seen as more attractive with it, but facial hair might also help protect against skin cancer. This past year a study was conducted at the University of Southern Queensland in Australia found that facial hair can prevent skin cancer against 90 to 95 percent of harmful UV rays.
The longest moustache on a living male is currently held by Ram Singh Chauhan who has a mustache that spans 14 feet long. He has been growing it since 1982, after a friend with a 7-foot-long mustache suggested it. Look at the size of this thing….
The longest beard is 2.37 m (7 ft 9 in) and belongs to Sarwan Singh (Canada). It was measured on the set of Lo Show dei Record in Rome, Italy, on 4 March 2010. Here’s a video of that very beard…
Policemen in large Indian cities are sometimes paid a bonus if they grow a moustache, considered a symbol of virility and power.
Burt Reynolds’s iconic moustache has over 3,000 Facebook fans.
The stroking of the moustache increases concentration and cognitive ability (and evilness)….and going on past history, that sounds about right.
The moustache is also referred to as a crumb catcher, thigh tickler, nose neighbour or the womb broom
Moustaches are almost entirely immune to sarcasm
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is remembered as “one of the most influential moustached Americans in history” by the American Mustache Institute
Bravo gentlemen! Oh and I hope none of you suffer from Pogonophobia – an abnormal and persistent fear of beards. Oh well, too late now.