What is Movember?

“January, February, March

and April, May, and June, and July,

and then comes August, September,

October, Movember, December.”

What is Movember?

Not acquainted with the month of Movember? Well, have no fear.. I am here to assist you in the most moustachy manner.

First, think of the structure of this wonderful word “Mo-vember”. Taste it, let the magnificent word seduce those delicate tastebuds of yours. You got it Sherlock. Movember is a mix of the word Moustache and November. An honorary month where moustaches are celebrated all across the world in an annual charity event, a fundraising event to raise money for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, and to raise community awareness of Men's Health Issues. It was first started in Adelaide, Australia in 1999. Now, ten years after its birth it has grown and expanded to be a worldwide acclaimed charity event.

Persons participating in this charity event are known as mo-bros or mo-sisters. Naturally, mo-sisters partake mainly in moustache growth encouragement and inspiration. There are a number of official rules which the Movember participants have to follow and honor.

Team Monipulation 2009 [Result picture]
Team Monipulation 2009 [Result picture] | Source

Here is an extract from the official Movember website movember.org, with the Movember rules:

- On day "Mo-1" (October 31), the complete moustache region, including the entire upper lip and the handlebar zones, must be completely shaved.


- For the entire duration of Movember (Movember 1 - 32 inclusive), no hair shall be allowed to grow in the goatee zone - being any facial area below the bottom lip.


- There is to be no joining of the moustache to sideburns.


- Failure to conform to all of these rules may, at the discretion of the official Movember Committee, result in instant blacklisting and may void invitation to the Mo Ball.
Movember Committee accepts no responsibility for lost jobs, rashes, food/beer encrustments or any other such mishaps caused to the wearer (or his partner) of a Movember Moustache. You grew it yourself.

Here is an overview of the different types of moustaches (right side). Personally, I think I might go for the trucker this year, 2010. Unless anybody of the readers have any objections, I am open to suggestions. Hit me. _________________________________

I am participating in Movember 2010 to raise money for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. And if you like to, you may make a donation to me or my team MOnipulation @ http://uk.movember.com/mospace/104651/

This page will be updated with my moustachy progression, and you can also follow my mo bros and mo sisters moustachy development.

Happy moustaching mo-bros and mo-sisters

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MOVEMBER Moustache Fun Facts:

Things You Did Not Know About Moustaches...


In 1967, The Beatles gave away cardboard moustaches with their album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Mo’s make you look stronger and will scare off an opponent. Beards are for the weak and lame.

Gentlemen have always worn Mo’s. The term barbarian was applied to men who wore beards, because they were a lesser type of man.

A Mo will make you richer, beards are for beggers.

In a deck of cards the king of hearts is the only king without a moustache.

A survey of 100,000 women in 1988 found that 68% confirmed that a man with a moustache was a superior lover than his clean lipped neighbor

Mo’s will make you smart (think Einstein)

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.

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.

• On average a man with a moustache touches it 760 time in a 24 hr day.

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.


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

• It perplexes. It fascinates. It amuses and it repulses. Glorious is the moustache!


FAQ


Q - Who has the greatest moustache of all time?

A - There are many worthy winners, but personally I would say Salvador Dali.


Q - Who won Movember this year?

A - There are no individual winners in Movember, it is not a competition, but a charity, and thus everyone who participates in raising prostate cancer awareness are winners. The individual winner would be Prostate Cancer Awareness.


Q - Where did Movember start?

A - Movember first started in Australia.


Q - How many hairs is it on a man's face?

A - There are between 10,000 and 20,000 hairs on a man’s face.


Q - Who has the biggest moustache of all time?

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

Q - Are marines allowed to have moustaches / facial hair?

A - Yes, but a U.S. Marine’s moustache cannot be longer than half an inch according to military regulations.


Q - Are women attracted to men with moustaches?

A - Yes, women are attracted to men with moustaches according to scientific research.

19 comments

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Raven King 6 years ago from Cabin Fever

I think I recognize the top photo. Isn't he Salvador Dali the famous surrealist painter?


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This 'N That 6 years ago from Florida

I've had two husbands with 'facial hair' - I'm ready to try one without.... Fun Hub!!


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Resolver2009 6 years ago from Bournemouth, UK / Oslo, Norway Author

Raven King: It is indeed. A great man, and a great moustache.

This 'N That: Thank you, appreciate it. Good luck with finding a beardless man then!


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J-ART 6 years ago from Florida, United States

haha!

respect the 'stache!

great hub!


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twalker74 6 years ago from Las Vegas Nevada

Awesome read Resolver! Great hub. I love learning about this stuff. Keep it up.


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carolina muscle 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

Funny concept! Great hub.


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advisor4qb 6 years ago from On New Footing

Cool hub! I remember when my dad had a handlebar moustache that he would wax and comb. It wasn't big like the picture you show, but this hub brought back memories. Thanks!


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Richard Craig 6 years ago from West Midlands, England

Oh, so that's where I'm goin wrong, i need to grow one of those. The world wouldn't spin if there was no wierdness.

great hub


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ellemarie 6 years ago from the beach on the gulf of mexico

just saw dali's exhibit in st petersburg.......great article. i'm impressed.


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Benjimester 6 years ago from San Diego, California

Awesome! Love the pictures. Too bad I read this one so late. Would have loved to have done it.


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J Burgraff 6 years ago

Mo' better than most.


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marieiris 6 years ago

haha! i LOVE Movember. My daughter and I got fake 'staches to celebrate the month of facial hair. ;)


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InkedGuitarist87 6 years ago

Wow, well a have to shave for work so I couldnt really celebrate Movember. But id totally go for the Handlebar moustace. Thats pretty cool. Great hub!


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amygem14 6 years ago

What a great read! My brother in law participates in this each year and wins! My Dad on the other hand, just sports a "stach" all year long!


Just A Voice 6 years ago

Ok...I just came on line to hubpages and so I'm a tad late in responding to this. So...how did you do? Did you get a full on handle bar mustache? I must say I have always been a sucker for face hair, but there are limits. However, since this is a fund raiser, I suppose those limits can be postponed. This is too funny. I always knew November was special, it being my birth month, but now I have a new found affinity for it.


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Resolver2009 5 years ago from Bournemouth, UK / Oslo, Norway Author

That time is upon us once again.. MOVEMBER 2010 :-) So better be ready to moustache up and help change the face of men's health!


kcflight 5 years ago

Yah. Mustache time again.


misschriss 5 years ago

I absolutely love Movember! It's one of the best months ever! All the guys at my work are so into it and it's great that they are showing their support!


Mylindaminka 3 years ago

Параллельно с разводкой подстриганий ведутся и все черновые, подготовительные отделочные работы, предшествующие финишной косичке. Сексуальный румянец. Лучше любых самых хороших румян – свой собственный румянец после оргазма, который делает тебя свежей и красивой. А теперь попробуй воссоздать этот румянец и хитрый блеск в глазах с помощью косметики - не выйдет!

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