Obviously, this profile is just an excuse to write about the wonderful absurdity of modern pentathlon. I want to thank my former co-worker, "The Slider", for teaching me about the origins of the sport. I miss you, Slider!
A mustache could hardly be used as a means of disguise in 19th-century warfare, considering that a soldier not wearing one in those days could just as well not wear any pants either.ReplyDelete
In fact, in some European countries in the early 19th century mustaches could only be worn by soldiers and officers. And soldiers and officers without a mustache would be considered eccentric to the point of being subversive.