Fu Manchu moustache

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The Fu Manchu moustache, as worn by the eponymous fictional character.

A Fu Manchu moustache is a full, straight moustache that grows downward past the lips and on either side of the chin; and often, the tapered, pointed ends of the moustache hang past the jawline.[1] The Fu Manchu is similar to the common horseshoe ("biker") moustache; the difference between the two types of moustache is that the Fu Manchu is grown only from the upper lip, whilst the sides remain clean shaven. The moustache came from China's Mongol invaders; they are seen with similar moustaches at the time of the Yellow Emperor, but prior to the Mongol invasion they were clean shaven.

The Fu Manchu moustache derives its name from Fu Manchu, the fictional character who wears such a moustache in film versions of the stories written by the British/Irish author Sax Rohmer. The literary Fu Manchu did not wear a moustache. The famous facial hair first appeared in the British serial The Mystery of Dr. Fu Manchu (1923); the Fu Manchu moustache then became integral to cinematic and television stereotypical depictions of Chinese villains.

The Fu Manchu is a category of competition in the World Beard and Moustache Championships.[2][3]

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  1. ^ www.americanmustacheinstitute.org Mustache Styles Retrieved Jan 30, 2011
  2. ^ www.worldbeardchampionships.com 2009 Results – World Beard and Moustache Championships January 12, 2010. Retrieved Jan 30, 2011
  3. ^ www.worldbeardchampionships.com www.worldbeardchampionships.com Results – 2010 European Championships – Leogang, Austria October 8, 2010 Retrieved Jan 30, 2011