MOvember: Day One

Clean shaven and ready for a very hairy adventure…

For the next thirty days I will be dedicating my blog to the progress of my MOvember 2012 attempt. Twice a week I will post a new photo of my MO…

For anyone who doesn’t know what MOvember is, it’s an annual sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in the UK and around the world. The aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and testicular cancer.

 

MOustaches in the News

By Sky News

BIG BEN has kicked off “Movember” by sporting a blue moustache, leading the way for men to cultivate some facial hair in the name of charity.

A giant moustache was projected onto the landmark to highlight what has become a major effort to raise money and change attitudes towards men’s health.

Westminster was chosen as the location to kick off this year’s movement because there are suggestions around 40 MPs have signed up to grow a ‘tache.

 

Useless Facts About MOustaches

The word “moustache” derives from 16th century French moustache, which in turn is derived from the Italian mostaccio (14th century), dialectal mustaccio (16th century), from Medieval Latin mustacium (8th century).

 

Famous MOustaches

John Cleese, born 27 October 1939, of Monty Python, 1969 – 1983 and Faulty Towers, 1975 – 1979 fame. Cleese impressively sports the ‘chevron moustache – thick and wide, usually covering the top of the upper lip. In 1980, Cleese won a BAFTA Television Award for his performance in Fawlty Towers.

 

QUIZ

MOvember was created by a group of friends back in 2003, but where were these chaps from?

Thanks for reading.

Be sure to follow my blog so as to be kept up to date with my progress…

Please sponsor my MOvember attempt at: http://uk.movember.com/mospace/2905169

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About tomrobinsonblog

I am a film student and budding journalist.
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3 Responses to MOvember: Day One

  1. timmcdonnell says:

    God you are such a hunk! Loving the blog xxxxx

  2. Ian Kitt says:

    Reblogged this on Ian Kitt – Videographer and commented:
    My buddy Thomas is also MO-ing it. What lads we are, check out his fact filled bloooog.

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