How Did No-Shave November Get Started?

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November is here, which means lots of men (and women) will be putting their razors away for 'No-Shave November'. But how exactly did this hirsute tradition get started? 'No-Shave November' - also known as 'Movember' - began in 2003 when Australians Travis Garone and Luke Slattery decided to turn their attempt to grow mustaches into a fundraiser for the Prostate Cancer Foundation. They raised over $40,000 that year - and more importantly, started a movement that now spans across the globe. The rules are simple: don't shave and let that facial and body hair grow free for an entire month. Donating to the Movember Foundation or other charities is recommended - but anyone can participate.

Do you observe 'No-Shave November'? What's the longest you've gone without shaving?

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