For those of you who don't follow global facial hair related news, last weekend was the International German Beard World Championship, held in Hesel, Germany. No need for me to get into the details when they can all be read here, on Der Spiegel Online. I'll just post some of my favorite pictures and comment that, some day, I can only hope to compete in one of these competitions. I swear, I'll do it, and the pictures will be here to prove it. Until then, enjoy these brave competitors:
I do want to briefly mention this quote from the 8th paragraph of the above-linked article: "His friend Steve Parsons entered the competition sporting a cricketing outfit and an "English" mustache -- thin with fine, long points, sported by Victorian army officers and possibly Jack the Ripper." Ca'mon. Enough with this Jack the Ripper nonsense. No one knows a thing about him, including whether he even existed or whether he was even a he (as opposed to a she, geniouses), and you're going to say that he may have had an English moustache? Of course he could have. He could have had anything, including a glass eye and Jack shaved into his head. No one knows. Just admit that. I'm talking to you London.