Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi!!
One of the most colorful competitors at the World Beard and Moustache Championships 2005 in Berlin was rookie Australian Chris Ryan.
Chris' appearance along with his compatriot Thomas Hinton marked the first time Australia was represented at the WBMC.
Other countries represented for the first time were Albania, Poland, India, Tunisia, France, and Scotland.
The Aussies say they'll be back in 2007 and are hoping to field a squad of 20 competitors. There is also talk of Sydney making a bid for the WBMC 2011.
(Photo courtesy of Dennis and Carol Dickerson)