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Saturday, 23 July 2016

Moustache

The oldest recorded moustache (American English: mustache) dates back to at around 300 BC. A portrait showing a shaved ancient Iranian (Scythian) horseman with a moustache is from that date.

300 BC Pazyryk felt featuring a moustachioed horseman with partially shaved head

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

Victorian men also used special moustache cups for drinking tea. The cup kept men’s moustache wax out of the tea so it wouldn’t melt into their cup when they took a sip.

Following the Crimean war, soldiers in the British army were required to sport mustaches. This lasted until 1916.

The British Intelligence tried to feed Hitler with doses of oestrogen in order to make his moustache fall off.

Moustaches are hotbeds for bacteria because of the moist air leaving the body through the nose and mouth.

A study conducted at the University of Southern Queensland in Australia found that facial hair can prevent skin cancer against 90 to 95 percent of harmful UV rays.

An Indian man holds the record for the longest growing moustache. According to Guinness World Records, Ram Singh Chauhan has a mustache that spans as 4.29m (14ft) long.) It was measured on the set of the Italian TV show Lo Show dei Record in Rome on March 4, 2010. He has been growing his facial hair since his youth.


Police in India get paid for having moustaches.

In Eureka, Nevada, USA, it is illegal for men with moustaches to kiss women.

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

The average moustache contains about 600 hairs.

A man with a moustache typically touches it 760 times a day.

Source Medicaldaily.com

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