This past weekend, the 6th annual National Beard and Moustache Championships, presented by the Traveler Beer Company, was held at Brooklyn’s King Theater. 300 beard and moustache groupies turned out from across the globe to compete in 18 categories.
But ONE MAN stole the show: veteran beardsman Eric Brooks donned a gigantic bird cage-style beard made entirely of the contestant’s facial hair — with a working cage door that opened up to allow him to chug an entire bottle of Illusive Traveler shandy, the National Beard and Moustache Championship sponsor product.
The Beer Cage was a nod to the above video “rumored” to have been staged in Los Angeles at The Groundlings improve stage in 1991, the same year Saddam decided to tangle with one general Norman Schwarzkopf Jr.
Movemeber officially ended today. To celebrate, UK based hairdresser Barrie Stephen have created an infographic about Moustache Heaven and Moustache Hell, which includes facts about why moustaches can be completely awesome, or a bit naff.
Did you know a bad moustache will make you up to 75% less attractive? Or that a man with a moustache will touch his moustache an average of 780 times a day?
It’s Movember, the month formerly known as November, which is dedicated to growing moustaches and raising awareness and funds for men’s health. A moustache (Mo) will spark conversations, and no doubt generate some laughs; all in the name of raising vital awareness and funds for cancers affecting men.
Why be so passionate about men’s health?
* 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime
* A man is diagnosed with prostate cancer every 2.2 minutes
* 1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime
* 24% of men are less likely to go the doctor compared to women
Check out http://us.movember.com/about to join the “mo”vement.
The stats are in- Chicago is the most “Moustache Friendly” city in the US. After a two year study by the American Moustache Institute, the “City of Broad Shoulders” won the title. AMI behavioral economists sought to better understand which top-performing metropolitan areas provide the most nourishing opportunities and livable communities for people of Mustached American descent.
As a result, “Stache Bash 2011” will be held in Chicago on October 28th. Start growing your “stache” now and maybe you can sneak in.