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Ettore Boiardi – Steesh Boyardee

Chef Boyardee Mustache

Ettore Boiardi was a remarkable chef. His company made and prepared millions of rations for American and Allied troops during World War II, and for his efforts he was awarded a gold star order of excellence from the United States War Department. It’s too bad then that he had to change the spelling of his name so us dumb Americans could pronounce it. 

Gutzon Borglum

Gutzon Borglum Mustache

Gutzon Borglum is the sculptor famous for designing Mount Rushmore. Then his story gets bleak. “A child of polygamy. His father, Jens Møller Haugaard Børglum, had two wives when he lived in Idaho—Borglum’s mother and his mother’s sister, his father’s first, legal wife. His father decided to leave Mormonism and to go back to Omaha, where polygamy was illegal and taboo. He decided that Gutzon’s mother would be cast out of the family and never spoken of again.”

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