Moustache cups like this one have a half-moon-shaped opening, allowing the user to drink while keeping the ‘stache dry. The moustache cup is alleged to have been invented in the 1860s by British potter Harvey Adams. From 1860 to 1916 the British military required soldiers to sport a moustache for the authority it was believed to impart. Gents used moustache wax—like hairspray for the top lip—to keep their mo stiff. But with the first morning cuppa, the wax would melt into the cup, ruining tea and facial hairstyling. Since 2003, the #Movember campaign has brought attention to men’s health and wellbeing, “tackling prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention” (au.movember.com). This year, there’s a new twist: Women’s razor company Billie is inviting women to embrace their own facial hair and join the Movember movement in an effort to normalise what is a fact of life for millions of women.
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