The fine folks at the New Zealand Beard Appreciation Society have come up with a helpful facial hair reference guide, so that you can be sure not to confuse your Mongolian warlords with your sea captains, like you’re always doing. Because you need to know if you’re dealing with a super wizard, or just a regular run-of-the-mill wizard. That’s a powerful mix-up to make. [New Zealand Beard Appreciation Society]
Throughout America’s history, the mustache has grown on the lips of many famous and influential Americans. In honor of Movember, click on for the mustache’s impact on America over the years.
The lip sweater, the flavor saver, the mouth brow, the pushbroom. Call the mustache what you will, we don’t really care as long as it’s attached to the upper lip of a hot dude we want to get it on with. In honor of Movember, the month in which dudes grow out their lip fuzz to raise money for cancer research, we’d like to celebrate some of our favorite mustached men. Like we really needed an excuse to celebrate. After the jump, some ‘stached dudes we wouldn’t kick out of bed.
So, apparently those handlebar mustaches and ironic neckbeards aren’t just babe magnets, they’re also a boon for your health! A group of Australian researchers found that facial hair provide an effective barrier against the sun’s UV rays. “Facial hair reduced the exposure ratios to approximately one-third of those to the sites with no hair,” the team reported in the Radiation Protection Dosimetry journal (sounds like a great beach read, no?). “The variation in the exposure rates over the different sites was reduced compared with the cases with no beard.” Another finding? The more facial hair you have, the more protected you are, so put down those razors, fellas, and repeat after me: “More mustaches, less melanoma!” [Washington Post]
A new book, Hair India: A Guide to the Bizarre Beards and Magnificent Moustaches of Hindustan, celebrates the country’s finest facial hair. My favorite featured mustache is Ram Singh Chauman’s, measuring more than 11 feet. Boasting the longest lip sweater in India, he makes his living as a mustache model, charging a handsome fee to photograph his face. You may have seen his famous whiskers in the film “Octopussy.” How fitting. I wonder how much he charged those girls to play with it. [Telegraph UK]
Meet Alfie, the horse with the rare mustache. When this stallion’s ‘stache started to sprout, his groomer tried to trim him but Alfie refused, bolting across the stable to avoid the scissors. “It was bizarre when I first saw it and my first inkling was we need to shave it off. But he does not let you anywhere near it … He is a very headstrong horse and he is very proud of his mustache,” she said of her decision to honor Alfie’s wishes to let his mo grow. I am totally digging his ‘stache. It would be a shame to see it go. I say, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him shave.” [Metro UK] Keep reading »
“I actually don’t [encourage the mustache]. It’s not gonna grow … I mean, it needs a little more time. You’ve gotta commit. You can’t just be like, ‘All right, let me just do a little one.’”
—Selena Gomez reveals on SiriusXM that she isn’t loving maybe-boyfriend Justin Bieber‘s new facial hair. On March 5th, he tweeted (his lack of punctuation, not ours), “Im not shaving for a month so you all can see my mustache.. im pumped.” Hopefully Selena’s lack of pumpitude will not be too much of an issue. [People] Keep reading »
Miley Cyrus stopped by “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and wore a fake mustache just for the occasion. I think this is the most mature she’s ever looked. [3/3/11, New York City] Keep reading »
Today is the final day in Movember (the month formerly known as November), which to many of us is no big deal.
To many men, this marks the end of a month-long facial hair grow-out in an effort to raise money for prostate cancer awareness.
On December 1st, all of these handsome devils are allowed to shave their mustaches off, so we rounded up some dudes with righteous lip sweaters from all over the country to tell us about life with facial hair. Some may not shave after all.
We want YOU the reader to vote for your favorite “Mo.” Dumb as a Blog will donate $200 to cancer research in the winner’s name. Read more (and vote!)… Keep reading »
Have you guys heard of Movember? In 2003 in Melbourne, Australia, a few friends decided to grow out their facial hair for the month of November to draw attention to men’s health issues. Their humble, hairy plan: that their mustaches could “change the face of men’s health” and maybe they could raise a few bucks along the way. Today, hundreds of thousands of men around the world participate by vowing to put down their razors for the entire month and round up donations from friends. Last year, all those mustaches, goatees, and neckbeards were able to raise $42 million to fund prostate cancer research. Not bad, huh?
With all these extra beards and mustaches cropping up, I’m curious: How do you feel about facial hair? Do you prefer your man clean-shaven, fully bearded, or somewhere in between? And if you’re not usually a fan of beards, would you make an exception for charity facial hair? And after the jump, check out what the ladies of Asylum think of Movember. Keep reading »