You must have been living in a bubble if you’ve failed to notice the recent trend for moustaches – they are everywhere. We’ve seen them on Cushions, Leggings, Nails, Mugs (obviously our favourite!), Tattoos and even faces! So we’ve been doing a bit of fun research and here are our Top Ten Moustache Facts.
- There is an official World Beard & Moustache Championship which takes place every year, last visiting the UK in 2007. There are 19 categories including ‘Dali Moustache’ and ‘Musketeer’. This year’s event will take place on November 2nd in Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany, so you’ve still got time to get growing!
- The world’s longest moustache was grown by Ram Singh Chauhan from India and measure 11ft 6. Top tip from Ram, to keep your moustache healthy massage it with mustard and coconut oil a couple of times a week – lovely!
- Weird Fact – all the Kings in a pack of cards have a moustache apart from the King of Hearts. If you’re like us, you’ll all be rushing to check your nearest pack of cards!
- A Moustache can make a handy mop. Did you know that it can absorb 20% of it’s own weight in liquid.
- Depending on your job, moustaches can be very important. For example did you know that firemen in the US aren’t allowed a moustache in case it interferes with their breathing equipment. Or that a US marine must keep his moustache trimmed to less than half an inch.
- The word Moustache comes from the ancient Greek work ‘Moustaki’ which means upper lip.
- Moustaches are the speediest type of hair, growing faster than any other body hair.
- Neolithic men were the first to start the trend of Moustache growing. The oldest image of a man with a moustache was found on a piece of art dating back to 300 B.C. We don’t know these guy’s name, but they must of been the trend setters of the 300′s!
- US Presidents obviously don’t appreciate the same trends as our Neolithic friends as in the history of Presidents there has only ever been four who had a moustache, the last one being William H. Taft. in 1909.
- Moustaches are very touchable. Apparently the average moustachioed man touches it 760 times a day. We can’t be sure how scientific this evidence is, but it’s pretty odd. We’ll be watching out for any men with moustaches from now on!
So if you’ve loved our facts and would like to share your love of moustaches, why not check out our fab moustache mugs. A perfect way to spread the word of mo!
Have you ever tried proper hot chocolate, and we don’t mean the powder stuff, but the type made from yummy melted chocolate. It’s the perfect accompaniment to any of our mugs!
If you’re like us, you’ll have loads of random Easter Eggs left after eating all the chocolate bars and chocolates that go with them. We’d been hoping by now that the weather would have warmed up, but as we’re still in our winter woolies it still feels right to be making hot chocolate! Proper hot chocolate is simply made from melted chocolate and milk. We like to add in some marshmallows or whipped cream, but it’s totally up to you.
You will need:
3 cups of Milk
200g of Chocolate
(Marshmallows and cream optional)
To make your hot chocolate start by chopping up your chocolate into small pieces. Then add your milk to a pan and heat until bubbles start to form, but don’t allow your milk to boil. Stir in your chocolate pieces and keep stirring until they are all melted. Then simply take the pan off the heat and pour your chocolate into mugs. This recipe creates about two mug fulls of hot chocolate so just adjust the ingredients to make more or less.
Once you’ve tried this, you’ll not be going back to powdered chocolate! It’s also a fun idea for a gift, why not create a recipe card and buy a personalised mug and chocolate for a friend. It’s a thoughtful and fun gift, and who doesn’t like chocolate.
How about this Mothers Day you suprise your mum with a nice cuppa in bed, and what better way to serve the tea than in one of our Personalised Mothers Day Mugs. We have looked into how to make the perfect cuppa, so you can impress your mum on the special day.
Scientists have discovered that the key to the best tasting brew is to let it sit for six minutes before drinking. Not only does it avoid scolding but by then it has cooled to 60C, the optimum temperature to let the flavours flood out. If leave it until after 17 minutes and 30 seconds and the tea will be past its best. The team at the University of Northumbria’s School of Life Sciences spent 180 hours of testing and a panel of volunteers consumed 285 cups of tea in the laboratory to come up with an equation for the perfect cuppa. They concluded that the best method was to add boiling water to a tea bag in a mug and leave for two minutes. Then remove the bag and add the milk and leave for six minutes.
When it come to Mothers Day it’s not just mums that we should be thankful to. Don’t forget that your grandma is just as important and should be shown equal appreciation on the special day. That’s why here at Personalised Mugs we have a selection of Personalised Grandma Mugs as well as our Personalised Mum Mugs.
One of our favourite Grandma mugs is this Love Grandma Personalised Gift Set. Our gorgeous Love Grandma gift set contains our exclusively designed I Love My Grandma porcelain mug, a matching personalised keyring, and 12 foiled luxury heart shaped chocolates. This is an amazingly personal gift to give on Mothers Day and is perfect for any Grandma.
Our stylish porcelain mug which comes in the set features a repeating message wrapped around the mug I love my grandma written in child like handwriting in two shades of pink. The message is then repeated in larger writing on the front of the mug, with a space on the back for your photo and/or message.
This personalised grandma mug is made from white porcelain and is suitable for use in the dishwasher and microwave. The personalised keyring is printed on both sides, is made with a glossy finish and is 58mm in width. The chocolate may contain traces of nuts.
Here at Personalised Mugs we love Mothers Day so we thought that we would share with you some fun facts about the special day, and don’t forget if you haven’t already got a special gift for her yet there’s no need to panic as we have got a great range of Mothers Day mugs here http://www.personalisedmugs.co.uk/mothers-day-mugs-c-62/
1. The Mother’s Day holiday was first conceived by an American woman named Anna Jarvis in 1907, but didn’t become an official holiday until 1914.
2. Mother’s Day is celebrated in 43 countries around the world.
3. There are an estimated 2.2 billion mothers in the world.
4. Mother’s Day is the third most popular holiday, after Christmas and then Easter.
5. Although different languages have different words for “mother”, all of them start with the letter “M”
6. There are more phone calls made on Mother’s Day than on any other day of the year.
7. Chinese family names are often formed (begin) with a sign that means “mother”. It’s a nice way of honoring their mums long past.
8. Some tribes of people, like the Assam in Africa, don’t call themselves families. They call themselves “maharis”, or “motherhoods.”
9. August is the most popular month for having babies. About 4 million women will have babies this year. Tuesday is the most popular day of the week for having babies.
10. 4.3 babies are born every second.