Almost one whole week into this year’s MOvember and I’m feeling relatively happy with the progress made so far. The hairs above my top lip are making themselves known as last night I shaved for the first time this month leaving only my MO where it will sit proudly upon my face for the next 24 days.
So far I haven’t seen too many MO Bros out and about, but I’m sure I will over the next few weeks. Work colleagues of mine are participating this year which is great, the office is sure to get rather hairy this MOvember.
In today’s MOPhoto I travel back in time to San Diego Comic-Con 1979.
“MO the Force be with you”
MOustaches in the news
A town clerk in Lincoln, UK has flipped this year’s MOvember completely on its ‘hairy’ head by removing his furry caterpillar for charity.
Andrew Taylor, chief executive and town clerk at the City of Lincoln Council has sported a MOustache for the last 38 years.
The town clerk challenged council staff to donate money for the exchange of his MO. He requested £200 to shave it off in front of his colleagues.
Andrew said: “Movember is the only month of the year where I appear to be a style icon. More than one comment has been aimed at me for being stuck in the 1980s which is untrue. I have had this ‘tache since the mid 70s.
“But one of our former colleagues has been diagnosed with Motor Neurone and so the Mayor has adopted the Motor Neurone Disease Association as his charity this year and I could not think of a more persuasive cause to shave it off – although admit to being genuinely extremely nervous.”
So far the £200 requested by Andrew has become over £500 for the chosen charity.
Mark Twain (1835 – 1910)
Born Samuel Langhorne Clemens on the 30 November 1835 in Florida, Missouri, Twain is best known for writing The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885). An author and humorist, Mark Twain was famous for his wit and satire and he was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.
Twain was born shortly after a visit by Halley’s Comet and died the day following the comet’s subsequent return.
Some hail him as the “greatest American humorist of his age,” and “the father of American literature.”
Twain sported the ‘Walrus’ moustache – bushy, hanging down over the lips, often entirely covering the mouth.
Facts about MOustaches
On average 17 male adults a year are killed at the hands of their own moustache. In most cases their moustache suffocates them. The number of females affected by this is considerably less with only three cases reported in the last 25 years.
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