The longest moustache in the world April 26, 2007Posted by Arun Rajagopal in Pot Pourri.
Guess who I bumped into yesterday at Camilia, the Turkish coffee shop next to my office…The man with the longest moustache in the world! Mohammed Rashid, 66 from Turkey has a moustache that is an incredible 5ft 3ins (1.6m) long.
He is in Muscat as a part of a round-the-world tour where he’s charging people 3 Omani Rials (over 7 US Dollars) a time to have their photo taken with him.
I and my colleagues had a ball gawking at him, while the coffee shop made roaring business from the people who gathered to marvel at his manly ‘taches.
Moustaches seem to be a national institution in Turkey where to any discerning Turk, the shape and style of your whiskers defines your personality.
Put in the words of a Turk, “You can always tell a man’s connections by his moustache.”
Now here’s a man that can make us feel quite facially challenged!
Photo credit: Rajesh Rajan, Photographer, UMS, Muscat, Oman