WTF Fun Fact 12397 – Beer Mustache

Men with mustaches and beards are losing an estimated 162,719 pints of beer in their facial hair every year, according to Guinness.

The brewery commissioned a scientific study and researchers found that quite a bit of beer was being wasted each year in the UK (and presumably around the world) – about £4.58 a year, they estimate. It has been humorously titled the “mustache tax.”

There are an estimated 92,370 drinkers with facial hair in the UK. Those men drink an average of 180 pints each a year. That makes the total cost of wasted suds around £423,070, or around $572K in US dollars.

According to The Guardian, “As the data was based on the average mustache surface area. Scientists were able to work out the amount of wastage depending on size, shape, and density.” – WTF Fun Facts

Source: Hairy topers ‘wasting Guinness’? — The Guardian

WTF Fun Fact – Country On Stamps

WTF Fun Fact - Country On Stamps

In 1874, the Universal Postal Union exempted the United Kingdom from its rule which stated that a country’s name had to appear on their postage stamps because they were the original creators create a stamp. For all other UPU members, the name must appear in Latin letters. – WTF Fun Facts