Buff up with mustache facts just in time for Movember (13 Photos)

Movember is here once again and for those of you not in the know, Movember is an annual event involving the growing of mustaches during the month of November to raise awareness for men’s health issues, such as depression in men, prostate cancer and other male cancers, and associated charities. So get out there and start growing those glorious mustaches with pride! There are between 10,000 and 20,000 hairs on a man’s face.

In the U.S. today, there are some ten million millennial men thought to be wearing mustaches.

During the Victorian era, noblemen used mustache spoons to protect their mustaches when eating soup. It was made with a guard on its rim that acted as a barrier between mustache and soup.

Groucho Marx for many years wore a fake moustache of greasepaint on stage and film, then grew a real one later in life.

A man spends an average of five months of his life shaving if he starts at the age of 14 — assuming that he lives until he’s 75 years old.

The owner of the Oakland A’s baseball team paid each of his players $300 to grow a stache in 1971. Not surprisingly, when the A’s met the clean cut Reds in the 1972 World Series, it was dubbed the “Hair versus Square” Series by the media.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, in July 1993, Kalyan Ramji Sain of Sundargarth, India, had a mustache that measured 133.4 inches long.

In a deck of cards the King of Hearts is the only king without a mustache.

A fancy way to say shaving is pogonotomy.

The only 4 U.S. Presidents known for baring mustaches are: Chester A. Arthur, Grover Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt, and William H. Taft. Since Taft in 1909, all U.S. Presidents have been clean shaven.

In 1967, The Beatles gave away cardboard mustaches with their album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

On average a man with a moustache touches it 760 time in a 24 hr day.

The oldest portrait of a moustache is from 300 B.C. Via themoustachezone medicaldaily