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October 3, 2005

More Waxing Than Waning
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    From the waxed handlebars of the British armed forces to soul chips of 90s urban hipsters, facial hair has always been fun. But this! This is just above and beyond! It may be no surprise to learn that Germany is the dominant power in the championships, with at least 85 contestants entered in this year's championship. Considering that there are 6 categories in the moustache class alone, you can see where 85 entries can really be a bonus.

    At the last world championships, held in Carson City, Nevada, in 2003, Germany took home a total of 32 trophies to the USA’s nine. Among the winners in Carson City was overall champion Karl-Heinz Hille, a native Berliner and member of the host Berlin Beard Club. -- The Beard Team USA Blog

    What may, perhaps, be surprising is that the First Berlin Beard Club - the generous hosts of this year's championship - was founded as recently as 1996. Although the beard itself has a long and bushy history, perhaps it was only fairly recently that beard owners began to feel under-celebrated, and decided to fight back with the First Berlin Beard Club. Well done, gentlemen!

    Full Article: World Beard and Moustache Championships
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    Cheeky Monkey

    Posted by MostlyForMe at October 3, 2005 3:18 PM