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Snippets and Vignettes: Movember and the Furry Fuzzy Myth of Beards and Moustaches

They just say beards are a wonderful thing. I agree! Only, I’d agree more if I had the ability to grow one!

It’s November and what more do we get from this month than just Halloween? Yep, you got that right – beards! Starting out as a quirky way to (or excuse) not shave really has something deeper to it than just glorious facial hair. Movember (quite catchy, really) is dedicated to creating awareness directed to men’s health by growing facial hair.


via Giphy

I think it’s a good idea and the mythos of growing a full chin of facial hair is hitting off in different parts of the world. Aside from the fact that it looks manly (yeah, there are still debates on that,) it actually provides insulation in cold weather. The funny pictures and gifs going on all over the internet is a cool and quirky way to put the idea up.

Here in Lomography, there’s the Movember Beard and Mustahe Charity Competition in Chicago in benefit of The Prostate Cancer Foundation. Ron Swanson, Gandalf and Leonidas will surely approve of that. Good for you, guys. And for fellas like me who can only grow a stubborn stubble, here are a few inspirations from the community. Go beards!

written by cheeo

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