This time each year, men all over the United States and around the world are using Movember as a very valid excuse to celebrate and grow glorious mustaches. They’re known affectionately as Mo Bros, and it’s all for a good cause of course; to raise funds for men’s health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives. A cause particularly close to my heart, as my father is a prostate cancer survivor.
To join in on the mustachery, visit www.movember.com and check it out. Men and women (known as Mo Sistas) can register as an individual or team to help support the cause or donate to an individual mustache or team of mustaches.
My Funds will be going to Mustache Squad 5000, because they’re an awesome group of Men on the Grid with great ‘stache potential. Last year the team, then known as Mustache Squad 2000, met and exceeded their fund raising goal of $2,000 and so a name change was in order. You can watch them getting their shave on in a Mass Movember Shaving at Good Day Sacramento here and donate to help keep their mustaches waxed here.
Five Fantastic Mustache Facts
• In 1967, The Beatles gave away cardboard mustaches with their album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
• In a deck of cards the king of hearts is the only king without a moustache.
• Only 4 U.S. Presidents were known for baring mustaches: Chester A. Arthur, Grover Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt, and William H. Taft. Since 1909, all U.S. Presidents have been clean shaven.
• On average a man with a moustache touches it 760 time in a 24 hr day.
• In 1971, the owner of the Oakland A’s baseball team paid each of his players $300 to grow a stache. They met the clean cut Reds in the 1972 World Series, and it was dubbed “The Hairs versus the Big Squares” Series by the media.