European beard and moustache championship

To bookend Kultur Kritik’s post on the cigar and mustache man is this year’s European Beard and Moustache Championships held in Leogang in the Austrian Alps. 150 contestants ‘competed in 17 eccentric categories, including “Freestyle Beard,” “Natural Moustache” and “Verdi,” with the winner of the last category bearing a style akin to the famous 19th century Italian composer Giuseppi Verdi.’ No word on whether the event included a 10 cent moustache ride.