While people of facial hair now constitute more than 59 percent of all upright mammals worldwide, the Mustached Lifestyle is still a mystery to many who do not accept a life of facial hair. Thus the International Mustache Hall of Fame presents a series of indisputable facts compiled by Dept. of Nuclear Mustacheology at the American Mustache Institute and researchers at CanYouHandleBar.

A mustache improves good looks by more than 38 percent, according to American Mustache Institute science.

In 1971, Reggie Jackson was the first Major League Baseball player to wear a mustache during a regular season game since the 1940s.

Nine in 10 people believe mustaches are appropriate for the workplace, according to a study from the American Mustache Institute and Wahl.

The average man touches his mustache 760 times every 24 hours, according to facial hair expert and author Dr. Allan Peterkin.

President William H. Taft was the last American President to wear facial hair. His style of choice was the handlebar mustache and he owned a 46 inch waste line.

Geraldo Rivera has had his famous mustache since 1968, three years after the American Mustache Institute was founded.

Wahl was the inventor of the world’s first battery powered facial hair trimmer.

“Pogonotrophy” is defined as the act of cultivating, or growing and grooming, a mustache or other facial hair.

Founded in 1947, the UK-based Handlebar Club is the world’s oldest moustache club.

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