Day 27 of this year’s MOvember, I can’t believe how close to the end we are. It’s been one hell of a hairy adventure. Spreading the awareness, uploading weekly MOposts and most of all having a ball with my hairy upper lip has been high on the agenda this month.
This week, the final one of MOvember 2013 will be my time to sit down and reflect on my part in this year’s event. I will finally get the chance to really get in depth with my MO and discuss what we’ve *both* learnt from our precious time together.
Today’s MOphoto finds me in 1930’s London. I’m there to watch the unveiling of a brand new tram system. I’m wrapped up warm and enjoying my favourite brand of tobacco – MObeat.
God speed all you MO Bros out there…!
MOustaches in the news
London will host a very hairy charity flash mob this week in honour of MOvember.
The city’s Broadgate Ice Rink will be inviting MOskaters to take to the ice at their ‘Tache on Ice’ extravaganza on Wednesday (27 MOvember).
Samantha Rush, Broadgate’s head of marketing, communication and events, said that around 250 people are expected to hit the ice during the two sessions. “It is a great charity, and we have been looking to do something fun that everyone can get on board with.”
All the proceeds made will be donated to the MOvember Foundation.
Mahatma Gandhi (1869 – 1948)
Born Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on the 2 October 1869 in Porbander, India. Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.
A Hindu, Gandhi trained in law at the Inner Temple, London before practicing it in South Africa. After returning to India Gandhi organised protests with peasants, farmers and labourers to protest against excessive land-tax and discrimination.
Gandhi led nationwide campaigns for easing poverty, expanding women’s rights plus building religious and ethnic amity.
In 1948 Hindu nationalist, Nathuram Godse, assassinated Gandhi by firing three bullets into his chest at point-blank range. Fortunately the year before Gandhi was able to see India granted independence from Britain. He is un-officially considered as “the Father of the Nation”.
‘Chevron’ moustache (thick and wide, usually covering the top of the upper lip) during the latter part of his career.
Facts about MOustaches
On the 2 August 2003, husband and wife, Linda and Jack Noble, from Birmingham, UK, won £10.2 million on the National Lottery. Before claiming the money the winning ticket originally went missing for weeks before Linda found the ticket in her husband’s moustache.
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