Movember

A fine example of a moustacheOver the last few days I keep hearing people talk about Movember. It seems to be a big thing over here. Curious to find out what the hell people were going on about I looked it up.

Movember is a charity event held each November where men (and I'm sure a few women could qualify for this as well) start the month clean shaven and then have exactly a month to grow and groom a moustache, raising money and awareness about men's health issues along the way.

The participants, known as Mo Bros, are subject to the following rules:

  1. You don’t talk about Movember outside of the month.
  2. Movember runs for 30 days. No more.
  3. There is to be no joining of the Mo to side burns—That’s a beard.
  4. There is to be no joining of the handlebars—That’s a goatie.
  5. A small complimentary growth under the bottom lip is allowed (aka a tickler).
  6. You must remain clean shaven apart from your Mo for the entire 30 days.
  7. You must speak with a dodgy Bavarian accent for the duration of the month.

Ok, I made the last one up.

Official Movember website