To such great lengths…

May 2nd

3 cups o’ coffee

Sun, wind, and the Beach Boys

Did you know…

When General Gaishi Nagaoka, the father of Japanese aviation, died in 1933, his legendary 20-inch moustache was interred in a separate mound beside his grave.

The whiskers of Hand Steininger, a burgomaster of Braunau, Austria, grew to 8 feet, 9 inches [!!].  In 1567 he tripped over his whiskers, fell down a flight of stairs, broke his neck and died.  His whiskers were then removed and placed in Braunau Museum for all to gaze on in wonderment and perhaps fear.

Masuriya Din, born in 1908, a Brahmin of the Partabgarh district of Uttar Pradesh, India, grew his moustache to 102 inches between the years 1949 and 1962 and it cost him over $30/year in maintenance.

Phew,  That’s a lot of facial hair.  Be careful fellas: I didn’t realize a moustache could be a weapon.  Keep growin, and perhaps, let us all learn the importance of trimming moustaches regularly, too!