Latest World Beard and Moustache Championships Stories

2010-06-07 15:06:00

BEND, Ore., June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The best beards and moustaches in the nation were on display today in beautiful Bend, Oregon at the country's first ever National Beard and Moustache Championships. After a press conference and photo op at the Oxford Hotel at high noon, 189 beardsmen marched from the hotel to the Les Schwab Amphitheater where they later strutted their stuff on a catwalk before a cheering crowd. Contestants were judged by their whiskers, costumes, and overall...

2009-05-25 13:43:46

A man with a beard in the shape of a snowshoe was awarded the top prize during the the 2009 World Beard and Moustache Championships in Anchorage, Alaska. David Traver, 43, of Anchorage, bested 140 facial hair-wearing competitors from around the globe to win the commemorative gold pan and salmon fishing trip reserved for the man with the world's coolest beard, the Anchorage Daily News reported Monday. Traver's beard featured 20.5 inches of facial hair dyed multiple colors and woven by beard...

2007-09-02 03:00:00

By RAPHAEL SATTER LONDON - One contestant had a mustache twisted into the shape of London's Tower Bridge; others sported bushy beards that would make Grizzly Adams envious. In the end, Beard Team USA nabbed four of the top honors - by a whisker - at the World Beard and Mustache Championships. About 250 shaggy men from around the world competed Saturday in 17 different classes of facial hair at the competition in Brighton, England. The event had long been dominated by German beard clubs,...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'