Shave and a Haircut, Big Bucks

Here’s
a contest that I would
lose before it even started, unless there is an award for most scruffy, patchy-looking beard.

May’s Beard Olympics in Leogang, Austria is the
precursor to the October 2005 World Beard and Moustache Championships in Berlin. Wait, you say. People can’t
really compete for best facial hair? Yes, they do. Although it’s a relatively new phenomenon. The first World
Beard and Moustache Championship was held in 1990 in Höfen-Enz, Germany. (The German, btw, are said to be a powerhouse
of facial hair).

So, sharpen your razor and turn on your hedge clippers, and give it a read.

Oh, and don’t miss the
great gallery as
well. Classic pics.