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Movember – Help Us Help Aussie Blokes

madeleine hicks real estate movemberThe idea for Movember was born in 2003 in Melbourne, Australia. In the first-ever Movember challenge, a group of 30 Aussie friends (self-proclaimed “Mo Bros”) challenged each other to grow out their moustaches for an entire month, simply to see if they could bring the style back to popularity. Surprised by their bold moustaches’ ability to spark conversation, the founders decided to attach the challenge to a worthy yet overlooked cause: men’s health and The Movember Foundation was born.

Our fathers, partners, brothers and friends face a health crisis that isn’t being talked about. Men are dying too young. We can’t afford to stay silent.

That’s why we’re taking action.

The team at Madeleine Hicks Real Estate are joining in to raise money this year for prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. Donate today and we can be the difference. We can stop men dying too young.

You can donate here https://moteam.co/team-mhre?mc=1

With a target of $2000 an incentive has been put out to the local community where, Justin Hicks will shave his luscious beardJustin Hicks madeleine hicks real estate

An even larger challenge has been set with Patrick Hicks prepared to shave off his moustache if $5000 is raised.  This has been a beloved lifelong companion of Patrick and even though is starting to look a little faded is still a distinguishing mark of the man.

Remember you can donate here https://moteam.co/team-mhre?mc=1

Allie Coutts from madeleine hicks real estate movember

To kick off and celebrate the start of Movember, here are 15 fascinating facts about moustaches.

 

  1. The King of Hearts is the only king in a deck of cards without a mustache.

  2. The average man spends six months of his life shaving and moustache grooming (assuming he begins around 15 and lives to be around 75).

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

  4. Mary Di Marco madeleine hicks real estate movemberPolice in India’s Madhya Pradesh state are sometimes paid bonuses to grow their mustaches, because they’re believed to command more respect.

  5. How’s this for moustache grooming? Noblemen in the Victorian era ate soup with special ‘moustache spoons’ equipped with small barriers to protect their moustaches, according to uselessdaily.com.

  6. In 1967, The Beatles included cardboard mustaches in their album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, because the band members were all sporting mustaches on the cover.

  7. The first historical artefact depicting a moustache dates back to 300 B.C. It shows an Iranian horseman with a thick, black moustache.

  8. A study by the University of Southern Queensland in Australia found that facial hair can protect skin and prevent skin cancer by deflecting 90 to 95 percent of harmful UV rays.

  9. Hayden Owens Madeleine hicks real estate movemberThere are between 10,000 and 20,000 hairs on a man’s face, and the average mustache has 600.

  10. According to Guinness World Records, Ram Singh Chauhan holds the record for longest moustache, spanning 14 feet long. He has been growing it since 1982, after a friend with a 7-foot-long moustache suggested it.

  11. Moustaches are capable of absorbing 20 percent of their own weight in liquid, which makes them very handy in the event of spillage.

  12. The average man will touch his ‘stache upwards of 750 times per day, averaging 31.25 times per hour.

  13. Alexander the Great made all his soldiers shave their mustaches before the battle of Ardela.

  14. The World Beard and Moustache Championships have taken place annually since 1990, and Anchorage, Alaska has sent a record number of entrants.

  15. Albert Einstein was not seen without his moustache for over 50 years.

Remember you can donate here https://moteam.co/team-mhre?mc=1

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