7 Things You Didn’t Know About Mustaches
The "lip brow" has had a long history of being a distinguishing facial feature among men. With the recent mustache craze sweeping the nation, and the fact that at least 10 men in our building (majority of the male population here) sport a mustache, we thought it was time to bring a few facts to light and give those who don't usually don a cookie duster a taste.
There are between 10,000 and 20,000 hairs on a man's face.
By the beginning of WWI, the military mustache suggested rank. The larger and thicker a man's mustache - the higher his rank.
Eight types of mustache are recognized at the World Beard and Mustache Championships: Natural, English, Dali, Handlebar, Wild West, Fu Manchu, Imperial and Freestyle.
According to the Guinness World Records 2009, Badamsinh Juwansinh Gurjar of India holds the record for longest moustache. His moustache measures 12.5 feet and as of 2004 he had been growing it for 22 years. Reportedly, he conditions it with mustard and coconut oils.
A mustache is capable of absorbing 20 percent of its own weight in liquid. "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." - gloriousmustache.com