World Beard and Moustache Championships ’07

The internet is a hotbed for weirdness, and interest breeds interest over time. Some of the things that have found fame on the tubes have proven to be so awful it’s just completely hard to ignore.

Other internet phenomenons deserve the buzz they get.

Every year, the World Beard and Moustache Championships in Brighton, England brings the best of the best in facial hair to the table for an all out hairy brawl. Not surprisingly, the internet turns it’s massive head with a proud glare as traffic pours in to the results of this cultish phenomenon. Why, you ask? Well, basically it’s the most amazing thing you’ve ever seen.

The competition is broken down into 3 main events: moustaches, partial beards, and full beards. Within each event are specific categories that keep the playing field somewhat fair. Some of these categories are as follows:

  • Imperial Partial Beard – Hair to be grown only on the cheeks and upper lip. Moustache integrated. The ends must point upwards and not be curled. Aids Allowed.
  • Hungarian Moustache –  Big and bushy, beginning from the middle of the upper lip and pulled to the side. The hairs are allowed to start growing from up to a maximum of 1.5 cm beyond the end of the upper lip.
  • Garibaldi Full Beard – Broad, full and round. Length not to exceed 20 cm, moustache integrated. Aids not allowed.

The competition has a remarkably detailed form of judging and is very serious. It’s perfection like this that brings beards in like what you see below. Check out more from the links provided. Of all the cool, natural masks you could possibly have, these beards and moustaches take the cake.

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