Saturday, May 14, 2011

Bearded Champ

Aaron always finds the most interesting articles for me to look at, and this is one of the most....unique. The topic? The World Beard & Moustache Championships. Begun by Germans (of course) in the 1990s, the championships have been held every 2 years since 1995 all over the world. "Germans are traditionally known as the most competitive group on the world facial hair scene" said the "moustache maverick" Michael "Atters" Attree. 

Ole Skibnes says, "You can't just judge the size of the moustache -- you have to see if the hair is well-groomed, see if it suits the person, see if it makes them look good."

This man's beard is patented!

And did you know there's a Beard Team USA? And they are hardcore, too! Apparently the man (Michael Atree) who emceed the World Beard & Moustache Championships in 2007 declared beards "hideous," which of course has become front page news to Beard Team USA.

"I have my moustache because I bloody well can," says Attree (shown below). "Plus, the ladies do love a good old smasher stuck on them."


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