Movember, a Primer: Every Weird, Hairy Fact You Ever Wanted to Know

Photo: Getty ImagesMovember, for the uninitiated, has a simple premise: Grow a mustache from scratch, throughout November, raising funds and awareness to combat prostate and testicular cancer. Since its start in Melbourne, Australia, a decade ago—when three men launched the event and inspired 30 others to participate—it’s grown into a global event that’s raised more than $446 million so far. This year, 21 countries will host official Movember events, from New Zealand and the Czech Republic to Canada and our very own US of A. In honor of the effort, Shine has rounded up some facts and photos to help you embrace the hairy situation. See our Movember slideshow here.