MOvember 2013: DAY ONE


Geez, it’s been a year already? I dedicated this blog to my hairy adventure last year and I’m doing it once again for 2013. I managed to raise over £55 during my last attempt and would like to thank everyone that donated.

This year I’m ready to do it all over again. Twenty-Twelve was a huge success in my opinion – ‘hairy-face-wise’, my ability to grow facial hair was an improvement to the year before. In 2012 I grew enough hair above my top lip to keep a small family warm over the cold, cold November month.

I will once again be posting twice a week with an update on my MO progress along with some pointless facts about MOustaches, a selection of Famous MOustaches and an image of my MO and I.

Good luck to everyone else growing a MO this year, “MO the Force be with you”…


MOvember 2013


MOustaches in the news

What began as a casual chat between two friends in an Australian bar 10 years ago now sees gentlemen in 21 countries around the world participating in the month long event.

Since that day back in 2003 £300m has been raised to help fund research into prostate and testicular cancer.

In the UK £15m of the money raised is handed to Prostate Cancer UK – half of that is then put into research and the other half into community support services.

Iain Frame, head of research at Prostate Cancer UK, said: “There has been less investment in prostate cancer than in breast cancer up until now, partly because it’s a more complicated disease. We’re currently over-diagnosing it because there isn’t a routine screening test.

“Prostate cancer cases have doubled in the past 10 years and we can see the Movember effect in the past four years as the level of investment has started to spike.”

Last years MOvember UK raised £27m and 2013 looks set to be even bigger after the charity’s recent re-vamp and push to get even more people involved.


Famous MOustaches

Freddie Mercury 

Freddie Mercury (1946 – 1991)

Born Farrokh Bulsara on the 5 September 1946 in Zanzibar, Freddie Mercury is best known as the lead singer of British rock band Queen.

Known for his flamboyant stage persona and powerful vocals Mercury wrote many of Queen’s most memorable songs, including Bohemian Rhapsody, Killer Queen, Somebody to Love and Don’t Stop Me Now.

The musician is often referred to as “Britain’s first Asian rock star” and in 2008, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him number 18 on their list of the 100 greatest singers of all time. Time Asia named him one of the most influential Asian heroes of the past 60 years in 2006.

Freddie Mercury died of bronchopneumonia brought on by AIDS on 24 November 1991.

He very famously sported a ‘Chevron’ moustache (thick and wide, usually covering the top of the upper lip) during the latter part of his career.

MOvember 2012 DAY EIGHT

“Hello ladies” MOvember 2012: DAY EIGHT


Facts about MOustaches

On the 18 March 1971, Frank Burroughs of Lowell, Massachusetts, found to his dismay that the moustache he had been growing and nurturing for the past 11 years was in fact a rare type of caterpillar that can stick to a surface (in this case under Burrough’s nose) and stay there its entire life. The “enduring affix caterpillar” can live off the grease and moisture from its chosen home. It was only discovered by Burroughs once the caterpillar had died and fell from his face.


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