When I read this in Men's Fitness. I thought this was too hilarious not to share.
1. Abraham Lincoln
Before Honest Abe came around, the White House was pretty devoid of beard and stache. Then, while running for office, a beard-less Lincoln was encouraged by a letter from an 11-year-old girl to “grow some whiskers,” since she thought his face was too thin. The Republican nominee took the young girl’s advice, won the election, and the rest was history.
2. Grizzly Adams
The original Mountain Man, John “Grizzly” Adams was best known as a tamer and trainer of grizzly bears, hence the nickname.
3. Charlie Chaplin
The modern mustache took a simpler approach at the turn of the 20th century, when the “toothbrush” style was popularized in America.
4. Salvador Dali
When once asked about the mustache, Dali answered in a way that only he could. “Since I don’t smoke, I decided to grow a mustache – it’s better for my health.”
5. Elvis Presley
Quick fact: Sideburns were named after Union Civil War General Ambrose Everett Burnside and his glorious muttonchops.
6. Rollie Fingers
Hall-of-Famer Rollie Fingers revived an all-out classic – the handlebar mustache – as a pitcher for the Oakland As in 1972.
7. Hulk Hogan
Hogan’s mustache is your classic horseshoe design, grown to the corners of the mouth where it makes a b-line down the jaw.