November 8, 2011
November has many claims to fame. All-Saint’s Day, Guy Fawkes Night in the UK, and American Thanksgiving may all come to mind, but a relatively new celebration has been spreading worldwide during this month. Movember (or Novembeard) was started by a group of men in Melbourne in 1999, and this month-long, no-shaving event raises awareness for men’s health problems globally. The idea behind the event is a month long facial hair growing brouhaha, with events and support days organized throughout November. The organization has spread across all parts of the globe to join both men (Mo Bros) and women (Mo Sistas) together for the awareness of men’s health problems such as prostate and testicular cancer.
While the Movember movement might be relatively new, people have been fascinated with moustaches for all of history. Take a look at some of the most famous moustached misters that have been immortalized in bronze, marble, or a variety of other mediums as photographed by our members.
The Equestrian Statue of the former Roman Emperor and philosopher, Marcus Aurelius, stand in the Campidoglio in Rome, Italy.
Photo by Mr. Wonka
Christ the Redeemer, the largest Art Deco statue in the world, towers over Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Photo by airynfaerie
The Deposition (or the Florence Pietà) by Michaelangelo displays the moustached face of St. Nicodemus. The statue is housed in the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo in Florence, Italy.
Photo by weeblewobble64
Teddy Roosevelt shows his ‘stache on the side of Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Located outside of Keystone, South Dakota, each granite head is about 60 feet tall.
Photo by manumombo
One of many statues of William Shakespeare from around the world, Igougo member manumombo snapped this photo in a park in Weimar, Germany.
Photo by Sammy Lagios
A bronze cast of Zeus graces the halls of the Olympia Museum in Olympia, Greece.
Photo by Laura Oprea
This Michaelangelo masterpiece depicts Moses with horns atop his head, and is located at the church of San Pietro in Vincoli in Rome, Italy.
Photo by SFPhotocraft
Paul Bunyan (and his infamous blue ox, Babe) reign over Paul Bunyan Land in Brainerd, Minnesota.
Photo by Mutt
The Mongolian Museum in Hohhot, China displays a statue of the powerful Mongol Emperor, Genghis Khan.
Photo by NiteOwlTX
Vulcan Park in Birmingham, Alabama, lays claim to the largest cast iron sculpture in the world. The statue of the Roman god Vulcan was created as an entry for the city into the 1904 World’s Fair.
Photo by erikm
One of the dozens of Lenin statues that has managed to survive to the present day, this bust graces a small pavilion in St. Petersburg, Russia.
For more info, check out the Official Movember Website, which includes links to registration and donations.
Posted by jhartmann13 (JJ Hartmann)