I’ve never been a big fan of the solo mustache – sometimes intrigued, never a fan. As you can see from this photo, even from a young age I had my concerns.
But since I’ve heard about Movember more this year than I ever have before, and it even came up in my daily news round up, I thought I would post a few fun facts and Friday photos that could make me change my mind about that upper lip…”decoration.”
1. The Obvious
I didn’t realize until now that an official competition existed – and that an American won most recently. Makes me feel all patriotic and whatnot.
4. Mustache-dense nations
The article mentioned above lists India as the most mustache-dense nation. (How exactly do you measure that?)
Some estimates suggest as many as 80 percent of men in southern India wear moustaches, which immediately places that one region above most countries in terms of moustache-wearing men. Moustaches have long held an important place in Indian culture, seen as a symbol of virility. An Indian also holds the title of the world’s longest moustache, measured in 2004 at 12.5 feet. (Note: 12.5 feet?! What do you do with all that?)
5. Pure dedication
I mean, it still doesn’t do anything for me, but I can appreciate the commitment to your craft.
So here’s to Movember.
If you’re not participating, find someone who is so you can support them (and possibly mock their ‘stache at the same time).
If you are, try to be creative. And please, please post photos.