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MUSTACHE FACTS - Things You Didn't Know About Mustaches

• In 1967, The Beatles gave away cardboard mustaches with their album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

• Scientific research, commissioned by the Guinness Brewing Company, found that the average mustachioed Guinness drinker traps a pint and a half of the creamy nectar every year. Now that Guinness is UK 2.10 a pint, this is the equivalent of an annual moustache tax of UK 4.58.

• There are between 10,000 and 20,000 hairs on a man's face.

• In the Glorius Mustache Challenge - whose efforts aim to revive the mustache trend - out of 44 total contestants/challengers (ages 18-30) that committed to grow and have just a mustache for one month, 24 passed the challenge, 12 failed, and 8 redeemed themselves by growing a stache the following month. Only 11 of these men would proudly grow a mustache again. Go Glorius!!

• The only 4 U.S. Presidents known for baring mustaches are: Chester A. Arthur, Grover Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt, and William H. Taft. Since Taft in 1909, all U.S. Presidents have been clean shaven.

• The mustache has a wonderfully powerful effect upon a man's whole expression. The idea of virility, spirit, and manliness that it conveys is so great that it was a long time the special privilege of officers of the army to wear it. -Mrs. C. E. Humphry (Etiquette for Every Day, 1904)

• Groucho Marx for many years wore a fake moustache of greasepaint on stage and film, then grew a real one later in life.

• By 1914 and the advent of WWI, the military mustache was well-established. Generally, the shape of the stache suggested rank: As a man advanced in rank, so did his mustache become thicker and bushier, until he ultimately was permitted to wear an ever fuller beard.

• In the U.S. today, there are some ten million millennial men thought to be wearing mustaches.

• The owner of the Oakland A's baseball team paid each of his players $300 to grow a stache in 1971. Not surprisingly, when the A's met the clean cut Reds in the 1972 World Series, it was dubbed the "Hair versus Square" Series by the media.

• According to the Guinness Book of World Records, in July 1993, Kalyan Ramji Sain of Sundargarth, India, had a mustache that measured 133.4 inches long.

• In a deck of cards the King of Hearts is the only king without a mustache.

• A U.S. Marine's mustache cannot be longer than half an inch.

• Fireman are not allowed to have facial hair because it prevents breathing equipment from fitting properly.

• It perplexes. It fascinates. It amuses and it repulses. Glorius is the mustache!

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