You probably wouldn’t expect a crowd to go completely wild at facial hair competition, but you’ll get way more than you expected if you stick around for the second contestant with a Beard Cage. The video is from the 1991 National Beard and Moustache Championship.
Is The Beard Cage Real?
The beard cage is an elaborate one-piece facial hair structure that looks like a large bird cage. The bearded man in the video then opens a functional cage door so he can drink from a teacup.
So is the video real? From the beginning, we had our suspicions. The clip’s grainy video noise is almost too perfect. So we contacted an expert.
“I suspect it’s not real,” said Phil Olsen, founder of the website Beard Team USA. “The first time I saw the video was today… I don’t recognize any of the people in the video. Nor had I ever heard of the National Beard and Moustache Championship held in Tacoma in 1991 until now. If there was such an event in Tacoma in 1991, I am surprised I had not heard of it before.”
Alas, the beard cage is most likely a fake. But just in case you get some hairy inspiration, here’s a menu of mustache styles:
Save The Beard Cage Video To Your Computer
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