Nov 1, 2011

Picture of the Day: History's Greatest Mustache

 

HISTORY’S GREATEST MUSTACHE

 

Photograph by MATTHEW BRADY

 

 

Hogan. Selleck. Chaplin. All magnificent mustaches. All pale in comparison to Ambrose Everett Burnside (May 23, 1824 – September 13, 1881), history’s greatest mustache. If the pictures above haven’t already made that abundantly clear, then the simple fact that the term ‘sideburns’ is derived from his last name should eradicate any fleeting objections.

Need more? Burnside was a Union Army General, Railroad Executive, Inventor, Industrialist, the first president of the N.R.A, and a Governor and U.S Senator for Rhode Island. In celebration of Movember, the Sifter would like to salute the late, great Ambrose Everett Burnside, your epic facial hair is a gift to us all. Bless you. [Source]

 

MOVEMBER
During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in Canada and around the world. With their “Mo’s”, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer.

Since its humble beginnings in Melbourne Australia, Movember has grown to become a truly global movement inspiring more than 1.1 Million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to participate, with formal campaigns in Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada, the UK, Finland, the Netherlands, Spain, South Africa and Ireland. In addition, Movember is aware of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas supporting the campaign and men’s health cause across the globe, from Russia to Dubai, Hong Kong to Antarctica, Rio de Janeiro to Mumbai, and everywhere in between. [Source]

 

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